Through A Lens of Emptiness

Reflections on Life, Longevity and Contentment

by L. Alan Weiss



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/9/2015

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781491753859
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781491753866
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781491753873

About the Book

There is no question that entering the third act of life often prompts individuals to reflect on their journey to date, their purpose in life, and their search for self. Through A Lens of Emptiness recounts how one man seeking clarity and perspective in the story of a lifetime learns to discard preconceptions, embrace emptiness, abandon ego, and ultimately discover a path of enlightenment.

L. Alan Weiss details how he began his quest to create his life narrative by utilizing Buddhist and Taoist philosophies and powerful tools that helped him define the nature of self through meditation, productive emptiness, and reflective thought processes. Weiss then turns the lens on his own life and thoughts as he sought clarity and understanding, searched for his back story, and explored his religious roots. Included are Weiss’s reflections on his personal discoveries, the nature of change, and what he gained through the process of revisiting his life story.

Through a Lens of Emptiness shares a journal of contemplation as one man embarks on a critical search for the essence of a meaningful life.

About the Author

L. Alan Weiss is a retired special education specialist and biologist whose writing is inspired by his knowledge of biology and cognition as well as his lifelong interests in philosophy and nature. He and his wife reside in the Niagara Escarpment lands amid the natural surroundings they both love.