No matter the time, growing up is full of challenges. Economic hardships pressuring families. Communication breakdowns between parents and children. Finding one’s purpose and identity requires hard work and perseverance. Cultural divisions. I’ve met those challenges by developing a lifelong interest in the spiritual practices of meditation and contemplation. I have steeped myself in the ancient wisdom traditions yet am keenly aware of the power of modern science. To find my way in life, I have found it is necessary to have a dialogue between East and West and between Past and Present. This journey led me to the study and practice of Chinese Medicine. In 2012, I studied with a Master acupuncturist in Japan. After that trip, a book, RIDE THE UNIVERSE, that had been brewing demanded to be written.
I was at a crossroads growing up and today is no different. RIDE THE UNIVERSE is a science fiction/fantasy coming-of-age novel and is the first of a trilogy. It reveals the real magic in the real world. It is a story of transformation, a hero’s journey that we all must take today to find our way forward in a world beset by climate change, terrorism, and income inequality. True spiritual transformation has been the key for me in finding my way forward and living a good life, and I believe is necessary in adapting and building a future challenged by the tsunami of change surging our way.
RIDE THE UNIVERSE and the following two books will chart this course of change and transformation.