Meditations on Living
an Authentic Life

by Patricia Forbes



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/15/2004

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 198
ISBN : 9780595776689
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 198
ISBN : 9780595328703

About the Book

Is there anybody who hasn't wished for a tool kit to navigate the troubled waters of daily life? Many struggle to heal from grief over lost loved ones, to make peace with who we really are, to battle the disease of addiction, the mountainous path of raising children and tame the fear of aging.

The Open Door, written by Patricia Forbes, is just such a book. Patricia shares her painful journey through the death of two of her children, her efforts to reach a plateau of peace and trust once again.

Patricia shares from the deep well of suffering, her journey, leading her through her own Open Door into the sunlight. From the floating anxiety that accompanies life's unexpected tragedies, the surfacing of courage and strength that sustain her are spelled out.

She leads us in a time line from birth to old age, presenting us tools to deal with life in all its aspects. She paints pictures of her growth with vivid imagination, drawing upon observations of nature's healing power. Her absolute belief in a compassionate God shines forth, a light to guide us all.

Readers do not need to read this book from start to finish to receive its powerful benefits. They can choose the essay that will meet their need by looking at the Table of Contents.

This is a personalized invitation to look into our own everyday lives for the blessings that hide in the usual, the daily occurrences that beg to be seen in a deeper light.

About the Author

Patricia Forbes is a free lance writer residing in Denver, Colorado. She attended University of Texas and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

Patricia has published several feature articles and stories and regularly facilitates a Creative Writing Course for seniors through Denver University Viva Program, an extension of the Institute of Learning in Retirement.