Jambo's JUMBO JUMBLE is a book for those wishing to receive daily inspirations and seeking ways to apply them into their lives. At the same time thought-provoking and fun(ny), it accesses a broad range of thinkers, past and present, integrating their ideas and encouraging the reader to conceive ways of applying these ideas to his or her life through the author's comments and questions.
The written version is well worth its higher price since the 366 large pictures and 16 creative drawings are visually integrated with the writings, and the references can be easily found—a wonderful coffee table book to fill you with inspiration every day. And this second edition is a great improvement over the first one.
As a whole, the book focuses on 12 pairings of "soulscapes" as follows:
The Self Cultivating Deliberations
January: Education and Reflection (Meditation)
February: Appreciation (Enchantment) and Fun
March: Love and Compassion
April: Non-Violence (Forgiveness) and Sustainability
Spurring the Inner Contemplations Outward
May: Universal Ideals and Unity (Oneness)
June: Purpose and Persistence
July: Dignity and Inclusion
August: Integration and Connection
Getting Real - The Cultivated Spirit Brought into Physical Reality
September: Spirit and Nature
October: Envisioning (New paradigms) and Faith (Hope)
November: Action and Leadership (Proactivity)
December: Empowerment and Creating
This treasure grove, with one page for each day of the year, provides a daily diet of
Visual delights, with nature-based pictures (the pictures all come from natural areas in and around Tokyo Japan, which is where the author carries out his Jambo network and activities)
Inspirational writings by well-known people from many different fields, carefully chosen for their merit in moving people towards more soul-searching, hope, and living out a more spiritually cultivated life
Comments regarding the pictures and writings and questions to the readers on how to live a more creative and empowered life
A well-balanced combination of playful ideas intertwined with easy-to-do thought and action proposals
The pictures all come from natural areas in and around Tokyo Japan, which is where the author carries out his Jambo network and activities. There is a complete picture bibliography describing where the pictures were taken, so this can serve as a travel guide for those wishing to visit that region. There is also a full reference and bibliography section where the reader can find the sources of the writings to pursue more in-depth reading.
In addition to this daily feast, there are attractive drawings scattered within these pages and an offer for you to start contacting others with similar aspirations to live out the ideals herein and build a better world. In short, this guide grants the reader a range of options:
To go on a personal sojourn of reflection
To go a step further and attempt to put into practice answers to the potentially life-altering questions
To take the ultimate challenge and get into contact with others wishing to pursue more whole-heartedly the ideas in this book through the suggested contacts provided
To use the pictures as a catalyst to visit Japan and use the author's knowledge of that beautiful country to explore its wonders
Fun and personal enrichment awaits you herein, as you start your own journey into a more uplifting future.