Let’s face it. We could all use a little more beauty, inspiration, and SURPRISE in our lives (ok, good surprises that is).
That’s what The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is. In a world flooded with self-help manuals, it’s refreshing to find a book that is so full of wisdom. A book that doesn’t imply that I’ve failed miserably at life and if only I’d meditate properly, set the right affirmations, and let go of my annoyance at bad drivers I’d be rich, happy, and fulfilled.
The (not so) Little Book of Surprises isn’t quite a self-help book, it’s a magical, mystical journey into your heart and soul. It’s art, poetry and wisdom all beautifully packaged in an inspirational book you can leave out for everyone to have their own moment of surprise.
The hard cover, coffee table-style book is filled with gorgeous imagery by artist and photographer Endre Balogh paired with poetry and words of wisdom from mystic, poet and guide Deidre Hade. The entire experience is masterfully curated by filmmaker, physicist, and all around quirky guy William Arntz.
One of the thought-provoking moments of verse is as follows:
True thought and presence is within the silence.
It is within the pause between the syllables and the pause between the breath.
This pause is infinity. This pause is where we go to embody the mystery of fullness.
As the authors share in my interview with them (view it in the review online at layoga.com), having surprise in our lives opens our hearts and our brains to possibility, to other realms and ways of being, and is a much-needed ingredient to a happy and fulfilling life, and yes, I should probably lighten up on the freeway.
Check out the interview with William and Deidre here:
To learn more about The (not so) Little Book of Surprises please visit: bookofsurprises.com
Betsy Chasse is an award winning filmmaker (What The Bleep Do We Know?!, Song of the New Earth, Pregnant In America) and best selling author (Tipping Sacred Cows, It Came Out of My Vagina, Now What?! – A book on Conscious Parenting) You can learn more about her at www.betsychasse.net