Stages of Awareness: Reflections of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Sheila D. Bryant, is a rich medley of lyrical poetry that captures the spirit and soul of life's many lessons. The passages take you on an emotional journey of the mind like few books have dared to explore. The book's array of depth and emotions keep you wanting more. There is always a sense of hope that life will prevail over heart wrenching challenges. This is a book about the spirit of living and surviving.