Om Kind of Sleepwalking
A lot of us can feel at different times as though we are sleepwalking through life, perhaps opting for a safe narrow path which neither challenges nor hurts us. Equally, there are moments of truth; moments of being woken up. A realisation both that how we have been living has a lack and that we are in the presence of something which is beyond and other. Sometimes such moments are forced by the hard things of life: grief, loss, suffering, growing older but they may also arise when listening to Mozart, watching children play, looking at the stars, sitting by a waterfall or gazing into the eyes of the one we love. In six simple chapters, Judy Hirst helps us to find these elusive moments and how the passing from sleepwalking to waking can lead us, not necessarily to conventional happiness, but to an authentic experience of life lived abundantly.