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Just Out Of Sight

Craig Bandalin

Pouring out ideas filled with poignant examples, guidance, guidelines that empower and enables us to explore emotions, intentions, choices, intuition, to create profound spiritual/practical growth.

 

Right now, is the most important time for us all. You've influenced and inspired me, now I wish to do the same. There's no end to the amount of inspiration that exists. Like music, there are an infinite number of ways to combine the notes to create something beautiful to listen to, learn from, and share. We're all in this together. As children we didn’t know how to separate bad information from the good.
Consider this book as a guide to change our processing of that information, a new plan to follow. The rest is up to you. I challenge you to expand on this do your part.
Make life have more meaning for yourself and everyone you interact with, directly and indirectly.
What you can create for yourself and for everyone else.
We're all in this together. It starts with doing our work and then joining up with anyone else that wants to participate in that dream of a better way to live in our world.
What is contained here exists and is already available to everyone. I wish to help promote and circulate the information to everyone in the world.
Love and Gratitude
Craig

 
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Bandof1 wrote 1031 days ago

Hello Rachel, I really loved that piece. My mother gave that to me when I was a new father. Now my children are grown and having children. It was a constant reminder that there are so many ways to be aware of your relationships with your children. Mostly it gives a great foundation for sharing love in all of your lives together, and into the future. Enjoy and share in the love and time you get to spend with your children and their lives. We are what we learn and share, so why not make it spectacular. Best wishes for your success with your life.

I really enjoyed reading "children learn what they live" I am going to implement it in my own life and how I bring up my daughter. It is so easy to focus on the bad behavior and forget patience, love, and tolerance. Thank you.Rachel

Bandof1 wrote 1031 days ago

It has been a few months since I was here on the site. I have been so wrapped up in work, and my daily life that I have not checked in to one of my favorite things to do. Authonomy has been very exciting for me. I have been looking into self publishing and contacting other publishing companies. I am so glad that you have found some parts of my book that have been insightful to and for you. I love to write and this book has been so cathartic for me. I know that finding a book agent is the next logical step but it is not my only step. I wish you luck and success with your book and your life. Thank you for your kind words about mine.

Hello Craig,

So far I have enjoyed the opening of your book for it has many insightful moments. I am particularly impressed with your approach to writing, your tone and ability to unravel a moment of self realisation.

I am looking forward to reading more of your work. Goodluck

cclark982055 wrote 1031 days ago

Hello Craig,

So far I have enjoyed the opening of your book for it has many insightful moments. I am particularly impressed with your approach to writing, your tone and ability to unravel a moment of self realisation.

I am looking forward to reading more of your work. Goodluck

Bandof1 wrote 1115 days ago

I am so glad that you saw the value in "children learn what they live". I hope you find some more jewels in there. I appreciate your feedback. I hope to be on your bookshelf soon.
Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the book,
Craig (Bandof1)

I really enjoyed reading "children learn what they live" I am going to implement it in my own life and how I bring up my daughter. It is so easy to focus on the bad behavior and forget patience, love, and tolerance. Thank you.Rachel

rarchery wrote 1116 days ago

I really enjoyed reading "children learn what they live" I am going to implement it in my own life and how I bring up my daughter. It is so easy to focus on the bad behavior and forget patience, love, and tolerance. Thank you.Rachel

Bandof1 wrote 1125 days ago

I would love to have you make direct reference to the errors that you mention in The way of transformation. I would love to correct them. I'm also working hard to edit as carefully as possible. Let me know what you think of the content. That is really as important to me as the punctuation. I hope you find it interesting as well as stimulating.
Wishing you happiness and joy,
Craig (Bandof1) "Just Out of Sight"

onepercussive wrote 1127 days ago

I've just started chapter one and have found two glaring errors in The way of Transformation. I like the format you are using as it is similar to a book I'm working on at the moment. I'm working hard to edit as carefully as possible, but I'm sure I will miss some things. Your errors, however, should have been seen on your first editing excursion.

Brittmike wrote 1128 days ago

This is very exciting. You have no idea but this is exactly what the doctor ordered. I need this more than you could possibly know. I have been so stuck and now I feel unstuck. You have made my day, week, year, and future. This should be made available for anyone and everyone. "It is the butter to my bread, the breath to my life I love you dear girt". I'm laughing for the first time since I can remember... This is so simple and so easy to understand. I want more. Please put up more chapters. I look forward to reading on. You need to get this published and made available for all of the people like me. I would buy this and keep it with me all the time.
Much success and to your getting this published,
Britt

Kaycee Dee wrote 1129 days ago

Many things in your book to think about. I think it could have a great impact on how people perceive their life. Good luck with your book.

Moses.H wrote 1131 days ago

I think that this is very fascinating, it's full of little nooks and crannies which would be a great ice-breaker!
Although I only read the first page this'll definitely be going on my watch-list. Also it really makes you question everything. I'll definitely be reading the rest of this.
Well done.
"Writing is a dimension to another world, I just haven't figured weather that world is good or bad."

Moses.H wrote 1131 days ago

I think that this is very fascinating, it's full of little nooks and crannies which would be a great ice-breaker!
Although I only read the first page this'll definitely be going on my watch-list. Also it really makes you question everything. I'll definitely be reading the rest of this.
Well done.
"Writing is a dimension to another world, I just haven't figured weather that world is good or bad."

Bandof1 wrote 1135 days ago

People recognize what they want and when they are ready. It is a great observation that you see the need to point out to people how they might be in need of change. It is my position that these words are just seeds. They may take route and grow or they may lay dormant for a while or for ever. The idea is only as powerful as when its time has come. I hope it makes a difference but it probably won't for everyone. We are in a tough time on this planet. We need to support eachother to a better place. This is just a possible plan to make a change and to make it different.
All my wishes for a better future for us all,
Craig (Bandof1)

Hi
I think many people struggle to make sense of the world around them, or possibly, the way they think the world is has little to do with making their way through it. They get stuck in routines - in situations - and never find their way out. They are tremendously unhappy, but do not see a better way.

I think right off the bat, you need to reach out to those people - make them see themselves and then point the way, or a way. If you want to help people, they need to know they need help. They need to recognize themselves first, then maybe they will be willing to follow along and hear you out.

Just my thoughts after perusing a couple chapters. Best of luck.
gene

Bandof1 wrote 1141 days ago

My greatest wish is that we find the strength to be the best that we can be, and live our lives supporting that goal. It isn't always the easiest path but what else really matters.
Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed my book.
I wish you happiness,
Craig (Bandof1)

Words to live by!!!!! I loved it!

Frankie7701 wrote 1141 days ago

Words to live by!!!!! I loved it!

Bandof1 wrote 1142 days ago

Start with chapter one. If you wish to read on you will. If not at least you'll get the premise. I will read your book and comment soon.
Thank you for your consideration and best wishes,
Craig (Bandof1)

Hi. I only had time to brows through your work. I found the story interesting and plan to return for more reading and a detailed comment. As I’m very much pressed for time, tell me which chapter you want me to pay special attention to.
Meanwhile, could you please check TO KILL A DEAD MAN? I will appreciate it.
Dan


Bandof1 wrote 1142 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful support and feedback. I intend to make a few adjustments to my book and breaking the paragraphs into smaller segments is one of them. I also had some great suggestions that I am implimenting. I hope that "Just Out of Sight" has the desired effect on everyone that reads it. That is simply to choose to be happy and do what you believe in for yourself. The world will thank you for it.
Enjoy your life, it is amazing,
Craig (Bandof1)

This was a very uplifting read. I also find it has a nice rhythm to it in the way that some ideas are reinforced for the reader so they can settle into the mind and begin work. I've not read many books like this in my life, so I don't feel qualified to comment more than as a reader. It compelled me to keep reading, I found it to be insightful and inspirational.
The only advice I can offer is that some of your paragraphs could be broken into shorter ones to make it easier for the reader to follow along. Even if a few paragraphs are on the same subject matter, the shorter paragraph gives the eye a pause that allows easier reading. Good luck with this!

Lucia
Vein Fire

eurodan49 wrote 1142 days ago

Hi. I only had time to brows through your work. I found the story interesting and plan to return for more reading and a detailed comment. As I’m very much pressed for time, tell me which chapter you want me to pay special attention to.
Meanwhile, could you please check TO KILL A DEAD MAN? I will appreciate it.
Dan


Bandof1 wrote 1142 days ago

I am so glad that you have found this outstanding and can incorporate it into your life. It should be savored. Life is about the joy and happiness that you encounter and create.
Best wishes,
Craig (Bandof1) "Just Out of Sight"

Outstanding! I will definitely return to "savor" the rest.

Bandof1 wrote 1142 days ago

That is a most generous assessment. I appreciate your enthusiasm. I hope it brings some joy into your life.
All the best,
Craig (Bandof1) "Just Out of Sight"

Craig,

I started reading your Opus and thought I would give you my cent and half:

This is an interesting reading for you have written in a easy to read some complex ideas that have been debated for a long time....


....like the origin of inspiration

.....the alignment of personal beliefs with public behavior

.....the concept of being in the world...

all subjects that the existentialists/eastern philosophers have approached and delved into, is assiduous detail, a reason why is such a pleasure to read somebody that is capable to take on complex ideas and explain them in the most congenial manner I have seen ....

...in a long time

Wonderful

david

curiousturtle wrote 1142 days ago

Graig,

I started reading your Opus and thought I would give you my cent and half:

This is an interesting reading for you have written in a easy to read some complex ideas that have been debated for a long time....


....like the origin of inspiration

.....the alignment of personal beliefs with public behavior

.....the concept of being in the world...

all subjects that the existentialists/eastern philosophers have approached and delved into, is assiduous detail, a reason why is such a pleasure to read somebody that is capable to take on complex ideas and explain them in the most congenial manner I have seen ....

...in a long time

Wonderful

david

Cristian B. Hotnoga wrote 1143 days ago

Outstanding! I will definitely return to "savor" the rest.

Naomi Dathan wrote 1144 days ago

Hi Craig -- Okay, I've looked at the first chapter, and I see the same opportunities here. Maybe I'd start with a quiz -- Are you aligned? Then do a couple of sections, basically expanded bullet points, with the best quotes and the poem worked in. Then a couple of exercises, a suggestion for meditation, an affirmation, like that.

I think the thing that would sell your book is an organization that makes the reader not only feel like he is reading something, but that he's accomplishing something as he goes through. You don't want to give them any activity that is too complex, but you want them to put pen to paper and incorporate their own lives -- and their worries about their own lives -- into your works, so it seems as if this book was designed specifically for them.

I'm sorry that I won't be a fan, but it's certainly nothing against you or your book. The very concept of "self-help" as it is conventionally understood is a problem for me. I do believe that many readers will connect to your work -- and have, as I saw in the comments. You've got the content -- it's all, like I said, about creating that interactive element and organize your thoughts into digestible, bite-sized pieces.

Bandof1 wrote 1145 days ago

Hello Naomi,
I would ask that you check out the book from the first chapter to see if it makes any difference to you and your comments. I would like to know If you see it any differently after that. I am very interested in all of your input. Thank you for taking the time and giving me your insights. I hope to make you a fan of this book and not of the industry. I am not a self help expert only a self helped individual that believes in the things I've experienced that have helped me. I hope that those experiences translate into ideas and seeds that can grow and flourish for you and anyone that can find support in these pages. I look forward to continuing to hear from you.
All the best,
Craig (Bandof1)

Just Out of Sight by Craig Bandalin

I’m weirdly qualified to comment on this work, because I’ve been a ghost-writer for six nationally known life-coaches/self-help experts over the past few years. I’m not a fan of the industry, truthfully, but I do know it all too well.

My comments on Chapter 7 (I normally read chapter 10 or the latest chapter available) are all about organization. The nature of the genre (self-help) means that the more quickly the reader connects to “what’s in it for me” the better. Your chapter is text heavy and doesn’t grab the reader right away. I would suggest that instead of beginning with explaining why you organized the chapters the way you did, you begin instead with an anecdote which either illustrates someone successfully delving into the process of creating (the topic of the chapter), or failing to connect with that process when they needed to. I’m not saying don’t include the story about your daughter – it makes you seem more accessible – but I wouldn’t open with it.

Then I would follow with clearly defined sections, so the reader has the opportunity to digest and interact with each point before moving on to the next. In each section, include a section heading which should be short and instructional. Then include another short example here, about an artist or writer, and go into the concept. You don’t want to go too text-heavy, so maybe 2 to 3 paragraphs introducing the concept and the applications for the reader. Work the quotes into the text. They often add punch as an introductory or concluding sentence.
I would also suggest including exercises at the end of each section. For example, for the section Create Your Spirit Room, you might have the reader brainstorm, quickly listing ten qualities that for them make up a sacred place, then have them prioritize them or take the first step toward creating it.

Pepper bulleted lists and diagrams throughout your book so you don’t go too text heavy – keep it accessible and as interactive as possible.

And you’re doing it right, saying “Create YOUR Spirit room.” It’s all you, your and yours in self-help materials.

Hope I haven't offended with the suggestions. Good luck with this!

N

Naomi Dathan wrote 1145 days ago

Just Out of Sight by Craig Bandalin

I’m weirdly qualified to comment on this work, because I’ve been a ghost-writer for six nationally known life-coaches/self-help experts over the past few years. I’m not a fan of the industry, truthfully, but I do know it all too well.

My comments on Chapter 7 (I normally read chapter 10 or the latest chapter available) are all about organization. The nature of the genre (self-help) means that the more quickly the reader connects to “what’s in it for me” the better. Your chapter is text heavy and doesn’t grab the reader right away. I would suggest that instead of beginning with explaining why you organized the chapters the way you did, you begin instead with an anecdote which either illustrates someone successfully delving into the process of creating (the topic of the chapter), or failing to connect with that process when they needed to. I’m not saying don’t include the story about your daughter – it makes you seem more accessible – but I wouldn’t open with it.

Then I would follow with clearly defined sections, so the reader has the opportunity to digest and interact with each point before moving on to the next. In each section, include a section heading which should be short and instructional. Then include another short example here, about an artist or writer, and go into the concept. You don’t want to go too text-heavy, so maybe 2 to 3 paragraphs introducing the concept and the applications for the reader. Work the quotes into the text. They often add punch as an introductory or concluding sentence.
I would also suggest including exercises at the end of each section. For example, for the section Create Your Spirit Room, you might have the reader brainstorm, quickly listing ten qualities that for them make up a sacred place, then have them prioritize them or take the first step toward creating it.

Pepper bulleted lists and diagrams throughout your book so you don’t go too text heavy – keep it accessible and as interactive as possible.

And you’re doing it right, saying “Create YOUR Spirit room.” It’s all you, your and yours in self-help materials.

Hope I haven't offended with the suggestions. Good luck with this!

N

Lucia13 wrote 1145 days ago

This was a very uplifting read. I also find it has a nice rhythm to it in the way that some ideas are reinforced for the reader so they can settle into the mind and begin work. I've not read many books like this in my life, so I don't feel qualified to comment more than as a reader. It compelled me to keep reading, I found it to be insightful and inspirational.
The only advice I can offer is that some of your paragraphs could be broken into shorter ones to make it easier for the reader to follow along. Even if a few paragraphs are on the same subject matter, the shorter paragraph gives the eye a pause that allows easier reading. Good luck with this!

Lucia
Vein Fire

Bandof1 wrote 1150 days ago

You fill me with pride and joy. I love to hear that you have worked through some things by reading Just Out of Sight. I see the value that many people have gotten so far from reading it. I look forward to seeing what people can create and start to do as a result of reading it. I thank you for taking the time to read and to write to me.
To your beautiful outcome,
Craig (Bandof1)

I am glad that I could read this when i am young. I think the information is invaluable. I really enjoyed the insights that the book brought to me. Its about time someone wrote something this simple and clear, and something with this much depth. it really helped me work through some things, and i hope my writing this help back your book. I really hope to see this book published!!!!

Bandof1 wrote 1150 days ago

You have been so kind in your review of Just Out of Sight. You have seen the potential of having this available in times of need, and lets face it we all have times of need and times when we need support and help. I know there is a lot to read and choose from and I am grateful that you took the time to read mine.
Again infinite gratitude,
Craig (Bandof1)

Craig:
What insight! This is not a book just to read, but to live by! I've only read part of it so far, but from what I am seeing, it captures so much (expressed in words) of what I and, I would believe, others have felt or will feel as they struggle through this thing we call life. In HELL'S KETTLE, the main character reflects, in a nutshell, what you are expressing in Just Out of Sight. The quote you use, "Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace within the storm", is something she not only has to learn, but master if she is to survive.
I've known too many people who look outward instead of inward to find happiness. If, in reading your book, they learn this one thing, it would be a life-changer.
You may want to check out this book: (not written by me) Living Your Soul's Purpose. (along the lines of Hum Sa)
Expect to see your book on my shelf as I mine the jewels of wisdom you have presented.

kaitlinrose27 wrote 1153 days ago

I am glad that I could read this when i am young. I think the information is invaluable. I really enjoyed the insights that the book brought to me. Its about time someone wrote something this simple and clear, and something with this much depth. it really helped me work through some things, and i hope my writing this help back your book. I really hope to see this book published!!!!

R. Lee Hart wrote 1153 days ago

Craig:
What insight! This is not a book just to read, but to live by! I've only read part of it so far, but from what I am seeing, it captures so much (expressed in words) of what I and, I would believe, others have felt or will feel as they struggle through this thing we call life. In HELL'S KETTLE, the main character reflects, in a nutshell, what you are expressing in Just Out of Sight. The quote you use, "Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace within the storm", is something she not only has to learn, but master if she is to survive.
I've known too many people who look outward instead of inward to find happiness. If, in reading your book, they learn this one thing, it would be a life-changer.
You may want to check out this book: (not written by me) Living Your Soul's Purpose. (along the lines of Hum Sa)
Expect to see your book on my shelf as I mine the jewels of wisdom you have presented.

Bandof1 wrote 1155 days ago

I am glad that you enjoyed "Just Out of Sight". I appreciate your comments and thoughts regarding the length of some of the paragraphs. I appreciate that you feel it is "overall a very good book". That supportive comment touches my heart. I hope that my writing will have a positive impact on everyone that reads my book.
Best wishes,
Craig (Bandof1)

Bright and inspiring, this didn't bring me down as most self-help books (perversely) do! I like the examples and quotes you thread through your text.

It might make it a bit more accessible to have slight shorter paragraphs, so the reader isn't confronted with a block a text telling them how to approach the world. Also there are occasionally too many commas. But overall this is a very good book!

Anna
Angelwings

kellywriter wrote 1156 days ago

I stopped by to start reading your book and I'm afraid I'm a little out of my league when it comes to self help books. I've never been a real fan. Having said that you will want to take most of my comments with a grain of salt. I think the first chapter is a nice compiliation of quotes and they are meaningful but not original. I would like to see you do something more original with this book. Especially from the first chapter. It is chock full of cliches and I see your point that we all need to be reminded of some of these lessons but don't rely on cliches to make your point. You are an eloquent writer and I challenge you not to draw so much on the quotes of others but to create your own. As a writer it's a deep well we draw from. Dig deep and I bet what you come with will surprise you.

A good start but your originality, which you are capable of, needs to shine through more. State the unobvious not the obvious.
K

A. L. Reynolds wrote 1156 days ago

Bright and inspiring, this didn't bring me down as most self-help books (perversely) do! I like the examples and quotes you thread through your text.

It might make it a bit more accessible to have slight shorter paragraphs, so the reader isn't confronted with a block a text telling them how to approach the world. Also there are occasionally too many commas. But overall this is a very good book!

Anna
Angelwings

Bandof1 wrote 1156 days ago

I am grateful for your input and your support. I agree that there is a consistancy in the message. I was in need of help in breaking out of my depressed state of loss. The wake up call to do something or anything that has purpose was important to me, and I beleive is important for many of us. If this brought a smile to you, then it achieved one of my goals. Again this has nothing new under the sun. It does however bring it all together as a reminder. It opens up a dialog or a discussion that can spark someone into action. This is meant to be thought provoking. It also gives me a chance to express that the longer I live the more that science fiction concepts become our reality. No great mystery there. With all of the great science fiction writers that I've read, so many of there ideas are now being used as launching pads for our new technologies. Just look at how technology keeps advancing and becoming part of our everyday life. It is wonderful that those writers thought in new and imaginitive ways. I do agree that I souldn't bias or suggest that something should be read over and over again. It was my experience that reading the passage several times over many years gave me new insights and depth of meaning depending on where I was at that time in my life. That said, again I'm glad that you took the time to look at "Just Out of Sight".
Craig (Bandof1)

Self help manual which caught my interest and made me smile. Lots of great quotes and aphorisms. I particularly enjoyed the entanglements versus relationships section and the dreams chapter. Anybody who fits in a Yeats quotation does it for me. 'Tread Softly' is the work of a genius. The guidance is a bit scattergun and the chapters could be arranged in any order as far as I can see but there is a consistency in the basic message and a constant challenging voice energising the reader to take a fresh look at his/her life. Some of it doesn't make sense to me. eg 'I love reality and science fiction but the more I see of life the less I think the science fiction part expressed in this life is fiction' and I think a statement such as 'the next passage should be read many times over many years' is inappropriate however much the author admires the subject matter/original author. If its worth rereading it is for the reader to decide.

briantodd wrote 1156 days ago

Self help manual which caught my interest and made me smile. Lots of great quotes and aphorisms. I particularly enjoyed the entanglements versus relationships section and the dreams chapter. Anybody who fits in a Yeats quotation does it for me. 'Tread Softly' is the work of a genius. The guidance is a bit scattergun and the chapters could be arranged in any order as far as I can see but there is a consistency in the basic message and a constant challenging voice energising the reader to take a fresh look at his/her life. Some of it doesn't make sense to me. eg 'I love reality and science fiction but the more I see of life the less I think the science fiction part expressed in this life is fiction' and I think a statement such as 'the next passage should be read many times over many years' is inappropriate however much the author admires the subject matter/original author. If its worth rereading it is for the reader to decide.

Bandof1 wrote 1156 days ago

Your backing will help to get this into the hands of people that can use this kind of support. A nudge in the right direction sometimes is all we need. Thank you for your backing. It is becoming clear to me that there is a need for my book. Fiction is not the only genre. There is a real craving for possitive guidance.
Happiness and success,
Craig (Bandof1)

I'm not really in to self-help books, but I'm happy to say that your basic message comes across well.

I have rated, and will be happy to back it.

Ian Ellis wrote 1157 days ago

I'm not really in to self-help books, but I'm happy to say that your basic message comes across well.

I have rated, and will be happy to back it.

Bandof1 wrote 1157 days ago

Hello DKC,
I am so grateful for your input and support. Thank you for putting my book on your bookshelf and backing it. I have done a lot of sole searching and realize that we all have so much to give to each other. I love that you are connecting with the opportunities that move you and give you, your purpose in life. Acceptance is such a big part of finding and following what makes you happy and to be the person you want to be. I hope my book gets out to the public eye. There is a lot of fiction out there to read but not so much that helps to support and focus our real life dreams and visions. It seems to be much needed these days.
I wish you all the success in the world with your path through life,
Craig (Bandof1) "Just Out of Sight"

This is a very refreshing examination into the power of positivity. I agree that it can be so simple to lose sight of the consistent love, life, and opportunities that are constantly flowing around us, and available to us if we allow ourselves to accept them. This is a great read, keep up the good work!

DKC wrote 1157 days ago

This is a very refreshing examination into the power of positivity. I agree that it can be so simple to lose sight of the consistent love, life, and opportunities that are constantly flowing around us, and available to us if we allow ourselves to accept them. This is a great read, keep up the good work!

Bandof1 wrote 1162 days ago

Hello Marita,
You have so gotten it. I know that there is nothing new under the sun. I also know that we forget what we already know. This is just a reminder and some encouragement. It's also nice to have support in finding that we can do so much more. Sometimes being stuck is changed by a simple nudge. Sometimes we need a guide because we were never shown a different way. The seeds once they are planted can grow into a completely different path in life. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I know your on a great path. I hope to see your book published. I will post additional chapters soon.
Thank you again for your support,
Craig (Bandof1) "Just Out of Sight"

It's taken a while to get through my list, but as promised, I have read some of your book. I only had time for section one today, but thought this was a worthy topic to write about. I've got to say, that this is a very appropriate book to put on Authonomy, because there are so many authors on here that should take stock in what you've written because attempting to be a writer can really get one down as it's a very long and hard road to choose. Often I go through the motions of a day, with it going much too fast, and with me wondering where the time went and whether what I've done during that day has really produced anything of significance or whether I've just wasted time, time that should be spent with my family rather than on Authonomy. Your point about going through the motions of life, not being fully awake, hit a chord. I think you are right, we have to question what is really important in life and not get locked into the process of doing things that are of no real value to us.

I also liked your points in regards to how children are taught, learning to react in certain ways because that is how they are brought up. You are so right. A child that is raised in a warlike environment will pick up arms more readily than one that is sheltered in a calmer environment. A child that only knows a life of abuse will most likely pass that onto their children. I instead encourage my children, praise them where it is right to do so but also correct them when they are doing wrong. I hope in doing this they will grow into good adults and parents.

I hope you get your book published. Best wishes, Marita.

Marita A. Hansen wrote 1163 days ago

It's taken a while to get through my list, but as promised, I have read some of your book. I only had time for section one today, but thought this was a worthy topic to write about. I've got to say, that this is a very appropriate book to put on Authonomy, because there are so many authors on here that should take stock in what you've written because attempting to be a writer can really get one down as it's a very long and hard road to choose. Often I go through the motions of a day, with it going much too fast, and with me wondering where the time went and whether what I've done during that day has really produced anything of significance or whether I've just wasted time, time that should be spent with my family rather than on Authonomy. Your point about going through the motions of life, not being fully awake, hit a chord. I think you are right, we have to question what is really important in life and not get locked into the process of doing things that are of no real value to us.

I also liked your points in regards to how children are taught, learning to react in certain ways because that is how they are brought up. You are so right. A child that is raised in a warlike environment will pick up arms more readily than one that is sheltered in a calmer environment. A child that only knows a life of abuse will most likely pass that onto their children. I instead encourage my children, praise them where it is right to do so but also correct them when they are doing wrong. I hope in doing this they will grow into good adults and parents.

I hope you get your book published. Best wishes, Marita.

Bandof1 wrote 1163 days ago

Hello Avonne,
Your support of "Just Out of Sight" is very much appreciated. I hope you find or have found something in it that you relate to for yourself. It really means a lot to me to have your backing. I know it's not the usual writing that I'm attracted to either. It just happened to be what I needed to write at the time. I'm working on an interesting story that is completely divergent from this one.
Until that time, I wish you much success,
Craig (Bandof1)

I read a little, liked it a lot. Backed it too. Not my usual choice of material, but I can still appreciate it. Best of luck.

Bandof1 wrote 1163 days ago

This really is what I was hoping would be the effect of my book. I appreciate your encouragement and it's great that you've gotten some support from my writing. That's the byproduct that I felt came out of my writing "Just Out of Sight". I will post some more chapters in the next few days. Thank you for your support and I wish you a safe and possitive journey,
Craig (Bandof1)

I needed this. You have put into words in so many ways, what will and can help me to find something that matters to me. I know that the information is just a suggestion but that is what I need to move on and forward. I want you to put more chapters out for me to read. I hope to see your book get published, as it can help a lot of people. This is so personal yet so open and available. Totally positive. Nice way to give support to anyone wishing to find a way to do good in our world.
To your continued writing and path, Binkman

Su Dan wrote 1163 days ago

well thought out piece. worth the number one spot- l shall help you with a backing to keep you there...
read SEASONS...

Avonne wrote 1164 days ago

I read a little, liked it a lot. Backed it too. Not my usual choice of material, but I can still appreciate it. Best of luck.

Binkman wrote 1164 days ago

I needed this. You have put into words in so many ways, what will and can help me to find something that matters to me. I know that the information is just a suggestion but that is what I need to move on and forward. I want you to put more chapters out for me to read. I hope to see your book get published, as it can help a lot of people. This is so personal yet so open and available. Totally positive. Nice way to give support to anyone wishing to find a way to do good in our world.
To your continued writing and path, Binkman

Bandof1 wrote 1168 days ago

Hello Walt, There is so much to do. Even though we influence so little, it still amazes me that each of us can make a difference. It is so important that we do what we can while we can. That way the future is looking up, at least it does for those of us that choose to see it that way. There is something to be said about the swing of the pendulum, it is slow. It is slow change that makes a lasting difference.
thank you for your backing, support, and continued friendship,
Craig (Bandof1)

Hi Craig, Thank you for your backing of Time Trial. Much appreciated.
Your book is a welcome breath of fresh air-I started to say fresh thought but it is not entirely fresh as the quotations you have referred to attest. It is nonetheless a delight to read something which is a polar opposite of most of the stuff encountered in this modern world. From politicians expenses thro' a gamut of things: Religious terrorists, abuse of human rights by some clergy and others and many other things. Whether your book will change any of this is perhaps somewhat wishful, but it should be promulgated and enter the record. More power to your elbow. Unfortunately children are going to be exposed to the things listed, outside their homes! you have experienced great losses. I too have been "knocked for a Loop" by loss and can empathise.
Good luck with your book. Backed.
Best Walt.

Walt Alexander wrote 1168 days ago

Hi Craig, Thank you for your backing of Time Trial. Much appreciated.
Your book is a welcome breath of fresh air-I started to say fresh thought but it is not entirely fresh as the quotations you have referred to attest. It is nonetheless a delight to read something which is a polar opposite of most of the stuff encountered in this modern world. From politicians expenses thro' a gamut of things: Religious terrorists, abuse of human rights by some clergy and others and many other things. Whether your book will change any of this is perhaps somewhat wishful, but it should be promulgated and enter the record. More power to your elbow. Unfortunately children are going to be exposed to the things listed, outside their homes! you have experienced great losses. I too have been "knocked for a Loop" by loss and can empathise.
Good luck with your book. Backed.
Best Walt.

dshinton wrote 1169 days ago

Hi

Wow, what can I say? I didn't believe in those 'think yourself thin books' but you have a talent. Backed with pleasure, I would buy a book like this

Bandof1 wrote 1169 days ago

I really appreciate how you are directly relating to my writing. The best part is that it works for all of us.
Thank you for your kind response. Lets hope this is read and used, by many and often'. In the later chapters I relate some practical exercises that can really open up the playing field. What I refer to as the infinite mind.
Craig (Bandof1) "Just Out of Sight".

Craig,

This is pretty good stuff. At almost every point while reading, I kept repeating, "Yup, I can see that as so."

Align Yourself - Wow, haven't we all been there a time or two. I say "two" because we don;t actually exercise the relative conclusive process that we seem to be asking ourselves to act on until three or four "tries" (many times more) have been acuated.

i find everything you've written in here interesting. Gets a fellow thinking.

EMDelaney wrote 1172 days ago

Craig,

This is pretty good stuff. At almost every point while reading, I kept repeating, "Yup, I can see that as so."

Align Yourself - Wow, haven't we all been there a time or two. I say "two" because we don;t actually exercise the relative conclusive process that we seem to be asking ourselves to act on until three or four "tries" (many times more) have been acuated.

i find everything you've written in here interesting. Gets a fellow thinking.

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