Chaos &Bliss is a collection of poems and verse that lets us recognize the magnitude and value of the ups and downs we experience as human beings. In Chaos and Bliss one begins to perceive the beauty, mystery, and miracle of our existence. The scenery for the canvas of this book comes primarily from the pristine panoramas of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa National Monument in Southern California, where the author lives. The themes emanate from the author’s appreciation and scientific intuition into the armaments available to us to confront the madness that interferes with our happiness, healing, and empowerment—Yoga, Meditation, and Loving Kindness—practices that have been honed by millennia of pragmatic verification. Those who avail themselves of the depth and meaning of Bliss and Chaos will embark on a galleon to sail fearlessly on turbulent seas. The book is for those turbidly overwhelmed by dissonant desolation and joyful memories of days gone by. This book is for everyone.
Anguish & Joy is a collection of verse and poetry spawned from solitary, orphaned moments of anguish and contentment ~ titanic intents to alleviate the indefatigable desire to survive I would see in those who would come to the Stress Management & Prevention Center seeking relief from catastrophic experiences, such as child sexual abuse, addictive behavior, spousal exploitation, the horrors of warfare, or the pain of seeking answers to the unanswerable. It includes revisions of many of the poems and verses that appeared in my first book, Chaos & Bliss. The revisions were meant to spice up the flavor and meaning of the original version or the poems.
Our human experience is without meaning or unworthy of analysis until we mindfully recognize what it means to be happy, until we question why we habitually inflict unhappiness on each other, where the seedbed of loathing and odium resides.
As you will find in this book, it is now well-known that mindfulness can help you reap a cauldron of benefits, not to mention reach higher brain functioning, as well as help with the management of emotional trauma, abuse, and addictive behavior, specialties of Dr. Jaime Carlo-Casellas.