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The Exquisite Beauty of Paradox

i find it so intriging that out of all the books
i could have written i wrote THE MOSAIC.
a book about the power of connection.
and i remember the 10 years i spent
as the Director of Business Development at Hay House,
and marvelled at what i saw over and over again:
people wrote the book they most needed to read,
not the one they were most equipped to teach.
it fascinated me.
and what excites me even more now
is seeing, that this is exactly what i have done too.
in one of the most disconnected times in my entire life
enters THE MOSAIC.
it took me 3 years to write
and as hard as it is for me to admit it now,
most of my life i have been a snob.
i have chosen to associate with only certain people
to shun the corners of life where the ordinaries live
and i write a book about the beauty of “the ordinary”.
all my life, i have tried to protect myself
from the pain of having lost my parents as a child
and i write a book about a boy who loses his parents
and his search for the place called heaven
where all pain vanishes.
i, laugh over and over again at the absurdity
as i am the most unlikely person in the world
to write a book where the take away is:
“connected we are happy.
disconnected we suffer.”
because i have been suffering in my disconnection.
to write about seeing what we do not see
when i struggle to see what others see.
and the memory of watching so many other great teachers
write the book they most need to read
leaves me now speechless.
THE MOSAIC is the book i most need to read.
its characters are archetypes
whose stories reveal the obstacles that stand in the way
and the simple strategies to help me/us
to connect more deeply to one another.
this is my story,
and it is my honour
in total transparency to share this fable with you,
who knows?
perhaps it is your story too
and if so, perhaps one day we can sit together
and laugh and cry
and share the touch of the archetypes together.
i reach out to you now
and ask you to help me connect with you.
for as THE MOSAIC says,
in connection we are happy.