I’m happy – very happy – to announce the release of my book, Aging into Bliss: Discovering the Wisdom and Joy of Your Timeless Nature..
In many ways the book sums up what I have learned – and continue to learn – since as a teen-ager in post-war Britain I became aware of a strange, overwhelming longing to find the “truth” of life. I sensed there was a deeper meaning and purpose to life than I saw revealed around me. I devoured poetry and I also devoured heavyweight philosophers like Schopenhauer and Epictetus.
Kind of strange for such a young fellow. But that’s where my passion lay.
Since then I can say with complete candor that I’ve been to hell many times. I’ve spent quite a bit of time there shall we say.
In fact one of the reasons I wrote this book is to share some of the secrets that helped me find my way back from hell and realize -- in a magical moment of stillness following a year of devastating depression – the unchanging, unspoilt truth that is at the core of our existence.
Another reason for the book is to share how much I love aging and the special opportunity it can give to become more conscious of the wisdom and joy of our timeless nature, as I put it in my subtitle.
I hope you like the cover of my book. I feel the lotus is a perfect symbol of the changeless, boundless purity of our true nature. It reminds me of the indisputable truth that our bodies age, but our spirit is ageless.
So many terrible things happening in our world. So many challenges in our lives – illness, loss, perhaps the challenge of aging.
Our challenges have a great gift to give
And yet -- a primary theme of my book -- our challenges, painful though they may be have a great gift to give. They can help us grow and expand our boundaries and uncover the beautiful masterpiece that we truly are, unhurt and unharmed by any of the traumas of our lives.
Both the print version of my book and the digital, PDF version are available now, and the Kindle and Nook versions will be available very soon.
The print book costs $12.95 and the digital version is $9.95.
I invite you to consider the possibility that Aging into Bliss would be a splendid gift to give your friends or family with its timeless, uplifting message. In fact even as I write I recall that one of the chapters in the book is entitled “The True Message of Christmas.”
The book consists of 27 simple but powerful meditations that help relieve anxiety and assist the reader to a deeper awareness of the inherent beauty and wonder of life and of their own unconquerable spirit.
Gail Brenner, Ph.D., founder of A Flourishing Life, sent me this beautiful testimonial: "Are you aging? Then run, don't walk, to get this lovely book. At 80, Christopher Foster tells it like it is and so beautifully offers insights and practical suggestions to soften and sweeten the journey. This book is a rare blend of clarity and heart. Apply its timeless lessons, and you, like Christopher, will dwell in peace and fulfillment regardless of your age."
To purchase and read more about the book please visit the Aging Into Bliss page. You'll also see more of the beautiful testimonials this book has already received. These testimonials convey better than I ever could what the book is all about. Please note that you do not need a Paypal account to make a purchase. You can make a purchase as a guest.
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PS. A personal note. JoAnn and I share our 15th wedding anniversary on December 6. It’s special to me that we share this occasion at the same time my book is being published. Again, blessings to you and I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season.