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About the Author

Author Info

In the spirit of leaving an anecdotal artifact of personal existence bequeathed to posterity, Every Now and Zen represents the fruits of explorations into the nature of being and becoming. Drawing from personal experiential revelations, percolating and formulating over the course of the past four decades; with excursions into consciousness, mysticism, Eastern philosophy, Western psychology, observation of self and human behavior, psychotropic and transformative learning, with an approach to becoming a whole person; and in discussions with others on such topics as examined within this book coinciding with his own spiritual and emotional emergence of personality and the mind as an ongoing meditation in the experience of humanness, with observation and inquiry as to the nature of being and consciousness.

Description

The impetus for this work was inspired some 40+ years ago by a book I actually never read, for it was the title itself portrayed on the cover that captured my imagination. The book as it is known was Be Here Now by Ram Dass, in the spiritual emergence of his former self, Richard Alpert. After writing this book, I stopped by my local Independent Bookstore in search of the title, and just as magically as the amazing interactional universe we live in, right there on the shelf of the Spirituality section facing outward, was a copy fully displaying itself. And, to my surprise, viewing the title some 40 years later, it actually reads in a circular fashion, with the word Remember above, squaring the circular title to the North, East, South, and West of the title wheel: Be Here Now Here Be Now Be Now Here Now Be Now Be Here Now. And so I now perceived to read the title as: Remember, Be Here Now. Remember Here Be. Now Be. Remember Now Here. Now be Here. Remember Now. Be Here. Now. My original viewing of this seminal book written in 1971 coincided with my own spiritual emergence and inquiry as to the nature of being and consciousness. Over the course of this past year on my daily walks, I chose to recall some of these realizations with the intention of re-experiencing and capturing succinctly their essence to share in this book, to preserve as an artifact of my own existence and serve as a guidepost for others on their own journey.

It is the hope of the author to impart these nuggets of wisdom (or folly) as "Cosmic Breadcrumbs" in the realization of the nature of being, and the desire of fully becoming the best version of yourself.  These thoughts are stated in the most condensed manner as "bite-sized" meditations to consider and digest, as I invite you to take your time as you experience these thoughts now and again, and again now.


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