to read select pages from "As if Smiling" book, scroll down
I got a sneaking suspicion we need to be striving for something just under the surface..in order to get off this endless treadmill.
“What you are looking for is who is looking” St. Francis of Assisi
Here are some selected excerpts from my “As If Smiling’’ inspirational book, that touch on a few of my most memorable experiences with music, and with growing up; An enchanting and sometimes quite comical look at my spiritual wanderings throughout this lifetime. There is much to contemplate here too. The book has received some very fine reviews.
“As if Smiling” is a book I have written in a memoirs format about my insights into meditation, within the larger framework of my life experiences. Thus you can see glimpses here of an imaginative child of the 60s with the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and the rolling plains of Northwestern Canada as my very own alter of discovery. Live the wonderful adventures that have manifested throughout a vibrant lifetime within the pages of these excerpts if you like. The science of Yoga is deep. I have a Guru, and I meditate. I have philosophically plumbed the depths of heart and soul, and have found some answers some may dismiss as too fantastic. But I am a devoted student. The book is not yet available for sale publicly, but you may avail yourselves to certain pertinent chapters herewith, and may you feel a warm spiritual glow within it's pages.
My song lyrics that punctuate the little stories too, have been recorded into a cd sleeve of beautifully expressed music that goes with the book. While reading here, you may click on the book music page if you want to hear each song.
My sister Ollie has done the magnificent artwork. In time maybe this book and cd music will be available. For now you may enjoy these chosen chapter excerpts for free. You may email me about acquiring a physical copy of the book/cd if you are sincere about wanting to buy one. Sharon_l_anderson@comcast.net
(Check too about downloading the book pdf and mp3 music. i have plans to implement that option if any interest is generated.)
Here is the cover of the physical book; and to follow, some of my favorite excerpts
THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURE is KALAMALKA LAKE TAKEN BY KELOWNA PHOTOGRAFIX
NORTHERN ALBERTA excerpt—a little inspiration
(You can find other such excerpts under their own headings below the Spiritual Endeavors page.)
Here are some excerpts from my “As If Smiling’’ inspirational book, that touch on my upbringing and home in Northern Alberta; the little town of Calahoo, and my childhood.
Well, that was a sample of this book; my early childhood wonderings through Calahoo and the beautiful Canadian northwest, and the first chapter of the book that described our life in the Calahoo General Trading store and our wise old dog Blackie. Then i jumped ahead to some other Northern Alberta themed memories.
We enter here, the main body of the book; the passages i have specifically chosen to let the reader explore some of the more touching segments throughout.
we continue now with MORE CHAPTER STORIES OUT OF THE BOOK, starting near the beginning..chapter 2; the ugly duckling..
ALONG WITH SISTER OLLIE ANDERSON'S MASTERFUL artwork