A million different things
meditations of the world's happiest man
A Million Different Things is not a book I planned to write. Before this book about conscious awareness and the importance of meditation, I never thought seriously about writing a nonfiction title, ever. In the end, it wasn't a choice.
Just as we discover other things about ourselves through self-awareness, I discovered this book waiting for me. It had to be said.
The only way I can describe what happened is that it was given to me. For me, a book is a sequence of linked ideas, usually as part of a story. The idea for A Million Different Things came to me whole. I knew before I started how long it would be and the structure it would take.
Writing it was a voyage of discovery as I tried to keep up with the ideas waiting in my head. Before finishing, I stopped trying even to clarify what I was getting out as I rushed along. Correcting spelling or grammar clogged up the flow. I passed in favor of editing later on, something I'd do anyway, but I'd never had to work with anything so raw.
I loved the book from start to finish, but it was so inspired and spontaneous, I often felt myself as much writer as reader. I was fascinated by it and discovered much during the rewrite that I don't remember typing into the document in the first place. It was a thrill like none other in my career as a writer and a revelation.
My subtitle, Meditations of The World's Happiest Man, reflects the way it's structured, a series of short vignettes, many of them about the benefits of having a meditation practice and how to do it.
I hope you'll share my experience by reading A Million Different Things. I'll attach a sample chapter below or you can take advantage of the "read inside" option on Amazon.