Signed First Edition Giveaway on Goodreads

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all of the positive feedback on my first book in the Naked Tao series.  Your response has been heart-warming.  I feel truly blessed.

So with a grateful heart I would like to give back tenfold.  My first step is to give away 25 signed first editions of Naked Tao.  For those of you who are interested, please go to Goodreads to enter for your chance.

Here is the link for my book giveaway:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/enter_choose_address/152387-naked-tao

I would appreciate it if the book winners would write a review on Goodreads and/or Amazon.  Of course, this is not required.

The second book in the series, Naked Chi, will be available soon. Enjoy!

Peace out,

Robert

 

All of Eternity is Contained in the Present Moment

All of eternity is contained in the present moment.  The past and the future are illusions.  Living in the past is a sickness, because it was never really the way we remember.  It’s just a story we made up. Hurrying headlong from the present moment into an uncertain future is likewise an illness to be avoided at all costs.  The present moment is everything.  That’s why we say, choose this and not that.

Peace out,

Robert

Winter day in Alaska.

Excerpt from Robert’s Upcoming Book

“You’re wounded,” she said.  “I failed.”

She thought only of protecting me and damn near got herself killed doing it.  Something shifted inside of me.  Without thinking, I gathered her into my arms and held her tight for the first time.  She melted into me like she had been there a thousand times before.

“You did not fail,” I said.  “It wasn’t Slotter who did this to me.  I was shot in the back by one of her minions.”

Unplugged at Angel Falls

 

There are many reasons I adore my wife, Rebecca, and one of them is the pleasure we take in simple things.  A walkabout is a spiritual quest taken by a young Aborigine.  For us, a walkabout is as simple as unplugging for a few days and walking into the backcountry to hang-out with the butterflies at Angel Falls.

Angel Falls

The rhythm of the forest is slow, but it didn’t take long for us to slow down enough to find our still point.  It’s there that the knots can be untied.  At Angel Falls we loosened the stranglehold of our knots.  Maybe someday we will untie them all and set ourselves free.

Rebecca Grant

One of my favorite authors is Joseph Campbell and his most famous line might be, “Follow your bliss.”  Unplugging for a short time gave us the quiet we needed to open our eyes to the beauty that surrounds us.  For Rebecca and I, bliss was found among the ancient trees standing firmly rooted in Mother Earth while reaching high for the stars.

Forest Trail

Stand firm, my friends.  Reach high for the stars, my friends.

Dusk in the Red River Gorge

Peace out,

Robert