“We are on a voyage of discovery with no endpoint. Rather, it is an endless exploration of how to be in the world for the benefit of ourselves and all beings.” Adyashanti
I’ve just published a little children’s ebook called Nowhere Better. You can find it here for a whopping $1.99.
For years, I’ve been playing with how the words “nowhere” and “now here” are the same:
When you’re nowhere else, you’re now here, in this moment.
Nowhere is Now Here.
There’s nowhere to be but now here.
Be Now Here and Nowhere else.
But it wasn’t until last year that the thoughts started to come together. After reading hundreds of children’s books in the past five years, it struck me how there is little for books about the deeper truths of life presented in a simple, light, rhythmic way for kids to understand. This book, and several others in the works, are the product of this urge to teach kids what really matters. (Even though most of them already know, and we should really be following their lead.)
What I’ve also noticed is that some of the most popular children’s books aren’t really written for kids at all, but for the adults reading to them. We own several “national bestsellers” that my kids don’t look twice at, but that I love because of the sweet, sentimental message. This book is kind of like that too. As I say in the description, “It’s never too early to teach that really right now, here, is the only moment there ever is. It’s also an important reminder for every adult in their life. The more we can embody presence, the better chance they have to retain that child-like present moment mind.”
If no one reads the book except for my children, it will have been worth every effort. For as it is with this blog, I wrote it for them. If someone else finds benefit from it, that’s just a bonus. If you find that you like this book, please share it with others you think might find value in it, or write a review.
Thank you for this little space in your day, in your life, in the eternal presence of existence called “you”. Always remember…There is Nowhere Better to be than where you are now. There is no one better to be than who you are now. And there is nothing better to do, have or see that is better than what is Now Here for you.