This is an amazing location. We probably only saw 2-3 other people the whole time we were there. The most fascinating thing about this place were the rocks. There were so many vibrant colors and designs and shapes and sizes. At one point, I felt as though I were on Mars or something. This planet we live on never ceases to impress me. Just gorgeous...
When I finished "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle, I was all gung-ho to run out and buy some other spiritual book to feed my frenzy of this genre of book I seem to be enjoying lately. Before I could, however, Richie pulled "Big Sur" by Jack Kerouac out of the closet and said, "how about this one?" I was extremely apprehensive at first since I normally don't get too in to the biographical or autobiographical novels. But, to my surprise, my eyes were glued to the pages as often as humanly possible for about 3-4 days until every last juicy word was consumed. Kerouac is quite possibly my favorite author now. Maybe that's pretty intense, but seriously, I've never read anything as perfectly laid out introducing layer after layer of an unfolding story of his going insane. His descriptions of his thoughts about mortality and God evolve in a beautifully poetic rendition of a couple months spent in Big Sur. I will have more essays on this book in comparisons to other works, etc. later. For now, wow, now I'm off to buy "On the Road" by Kerouac. I'm addicted. I relate to him. Kerouac is extremely spiritual and he completely satisfies that craving in me.
This book "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle is quite possibly the most moving, life changing book I've ever read. I have been applying some of the philosophies he writes about, and my life is noticeably different. Every moment to moment challenge that comes up in my day to day life is easily dissipated and I feel happier and happier. I feel so grateful that I stumbled upon this particular book. I highly recommend it to anyone who is ready to broaden his or her viewpoint on why we are here, what is it all about, God, etc. It's a pretty hard read, but if you really take the time to read and understand it, it is filled with juicy and amazing information about the human spirit and everything about life and living.