Human beings . . . how often have we heard those two words without a thought to what they mean? Oh, we could define “human”, but what about the word “being” or better yet, “Being.” Vaclav Havel, Czech writer, dissident, and finally, peaceful liberator of his country searched for the true meaning of Being in his series of essays written while in prison. Havel described Being as the state of one’s heart, the key to life and one’s orientation to it.
He believed there are moments when we briefly glimpse these islands of meaning: when we love, show compassion, look into another’s eyes. These thoughts on the nature of Being, the inherent right of human beings to live freely, truthfully and in dignity came to Havel in the solitude of his imprisonment. How often do we witness these social and peaceful revolutions fermenting in the minds of those imprisoned (Mandela, Gandhi, King, Solzhenitsyn) all for the intrinsic right to be a human Being? Now it is John Chuchman’s turn to awaken us to the meaning of Being, our own peaceful revolution within. This is John’s seventeenth book. In all of them he travels through moments of grief and joy with his poetry, companionship and caring. “Being – Our Destiny” is an introspective understanding of true self. It is a radiant source of wisdom and a link between our Being and the Divine, through the redemptive power of Love. Follow John’s Quest for True Self and his discovery of God as BEING-in-Love.