Robb F.’s fourth book continues his series of spiritual insights.
Of the dozens of short chapters here, some are astonishingly brief; “Simplify,” for example, is only seven words. Beyond that, each meditation ranges from half a page to three pages. At first glance, the format suggests it’s verse, since the sections are center-aligned on the page. The author doesn’t classify, saying only, “[T]hese writings constitute a chronological journal of insights and revelations.” Each section contemplates the infinite and suggests ways to know God, as in one chapter titled “A Perfect Life: Some Notes and a Blueprint for Spiritual Growth.” While the author quotes the Old Testament in some sections, other sections suggest a less Judeo-Christian perspective, encouraging readers to “seek to find the correct answers within oneself, thereby getting closer to the consciousness of God.” In addition to the Bible, the author draws from a plethora of sources: Buddhism, Mother Teresa, Farrah Gray, Joel Goldsmith and others. Ultimately, the book falls outside of any one belief system and declares itself a spiritual guidebook for the seeker of the “Ultimate Creator.” Unfortunately, the spiritual-speak often reads as fluff. “Human Desires and Fears” begins: “Let go and let God.” In “Walking with God,” “We travel; we walk, as One—together, hand-in-hand.” However, a few insights do shine through—“Assigning a gender designation to God with us as the son or daughter is perhaps an attempt to create a Holy Family within our lives.” Indeed, some meditations contain true wisdom, “Gratitude…is the starting place.”
Contains some big ideas, but not the best place to start for spiritual enlightenment.