This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
I have to admit that while writing these poems they seemed random and incomplete, almost meaningless. They were like tiny pieces of a broken mirror randomly scattered across the floor. They were ever so small but their images got under my skin and stuck with me like slivers. They appeared chaotic and out of place until I remembered that they were once part of a greater whole, a unity. And even though they seemed completely haphazard, they reflected brightly in my imagination. Given enough pieces you may interpolate an eternal unity. Depression begins when we lose our sense of unity and see ourselves as isolated, separate creatures. What could be more hopeless, helpless and meaningless than thinking that we are a mortal body that breathes and walks upright for a while but is ultimately condemned to dissolution and decay? Connecting with others in a unity greater than ourselves is the best cure for depression. The slivers cannot define and detail the all, since they are shattered and scattered, but if we step back from them we may make out a pattern and deduce a path. They are like simple, plain pearls that gain their greatest value when strung with other pearls to make a splendid necklace. Metamorphosis, the last poem in this book is an example of this. Each stanza is short and encapsulated, only loosely tied to the one before and the one after it. It becomes a whole poem as it leads from depression ("existing to call existence a lie") to compassionate playfulness ("be as a child in the presence of the Divine") What we believe makes up our spiritual understanding. The place in our minds where we choose our convictions is the seat of our free will. Only we decide where we put our faith. And it is the only place where we can heal ourselves. Picking better beliefs is spiritual healing. I hope you enjoy this little book of poems for the beauty that words bring. But more importantly, I hope you find enough encouragement in them to change your mind, to forgive, and to heal yourself.
There is an inherent danger involved in the life of each individual in the present world. The issue concerns an individual's security. How safe are you in the present world scenario? From the very place of our residence to the national borders of our countries, no place can be declared safe. The natural calamities, afflictions, crimes etc. can pronounce their unwelcome entry into our lives at any moment. Is there anything in the Word of God which guarantees a 'divine armour' to each believer?
In our life's journey, we encounter many troubles, either caused by others or due to our own incorrect decisions. Also, we cannot rule out the possibility of what danger awaits us at any point of our lives. What matters is not the problem, howsoever great or small, but the attitude we adopt in dealing with it. Do we rely on our own efforts or we fall back completely on the Sovereign Power Who created us and is ever ready to answer the cry of a righteous soul?
This book will satiate the divine appetite of anyone who believes in God and wants to have the experience of living in His presence. It also acts to strengthen our spiritual bonds with our Heavenly Father Who loves us so much that He did not 'spare' His only Son to bestow us the gift of salvation (Romans 8:32).
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