Written works concerning yet not limited to holistic living, collective understanding, discovery, creativity and creation.
Simultaneously living through and sharing a conversation which the world is deprived of; not having the slightest idea that such a thing exists in us, let alone out there. The ambiguity of what HD is all about is intense enough for many to be shocked by it. Can we see this intensity for what it is rather than define it and explain it away? And maybe an organic process of redefinition starts to take place as we go along ~ Ayham Kader
Within a couple of weeks, they met, fell in love and started a family. It all happened very quickly. But they were not two teenagers caught up in a romantic illusion. Instead, they are two people a generation apart and from widely different cultures; they are two human beings in thrall to the joy of living through the exploration of their own immediate relationship, which apparently seems to have no end or limitation, a relationship unclouded by the usual concerns of sexual desire, economic success and social ambition. Their family includes you, whether you read this book or not. But only those of you who read this book and join their exploration will know the same joy - because their relationship is your relationship, which is all human relationship regardless of age, gender and race. A lot happened in a few weeks. The conscious record of some of it is in this book. What happens next is entirely up to you ~ Paul Dimmock
Authors: Paul Dimmock & Ayham Kader
Length: 270 Pages
Format: E-book, Paperback & Hardcover
Available: All Amazon markets (cheaper price) & others
About Paul Dimmock: He has been involved all his life in the field of education, working primarily as a teacher with young children all his professional life. He is now at a point where he is mostly retired from this job, but he maintains regular contact in a consultancy role with the school at which he has worked for the last thirty-five years.
Over the last twenty years, he has also been engaged in a great number of dialogues with other people who are interested in the teachings of J Krishnamurti. Out of these dialogues, PD have published a number of books now available on the amazon market.
An Invitation to Stop Thinking
This is not a self-help book, nor it is about some kind of spiritual journey. I read it more as a journey through our common yet slightly confused consciousness and a chance to take pause at a few moments when thought and belief might usually be expected to fill the gaps in the conversation. In this sense, it is not a traditional approach to dialogue because there seem to be no underlying principles in play. It certainly is a book which raises more questions than answers, so it may not be for the majority of people, especially those looking for a quick fix to their problems. But I left it feeling rather privileged to be allowed to witness something very honest and appealing.
There are audio podcasts that go along with this book, which I enjoyed listening to. These may be an acquired taste because as they progress there are more and more moments of silence. The link to the audios is in the book. Apparently, they can be accessed through Spotify. And there is also a link in the book to a website where one can apply to join regular online dialogue sessions. (I believe these are free to join)
TJL - 29th Dec 2022 - England - Amazon
If Life is an Emergency, This May Be The Treatment
"A book must be an axe for the frozen sea inside of us." (Franz Kafka) This is just such a book. Miracles always start in small and unexpected places. Just two people talking, listening, talking some more, listening again, listening deeper, and from the deeper listening comes an action that can sometimes be put into words and sometimes can't. When I finished reading this book, there was sense of tremendous peace and vast space before me. It makes today and tomorrow much more interesting when there is no yesterday to pollute it. Highly recommended, but only to those for whom life is a real emergency. Most people, I feel, will want something else from this book which it never promises to give.
Karl W - 29th Jan 2023 - Germany - Barnes & Nobel
Excellent Book to Help Ignite One's Own Open-Ended Inquiry
"I very much enjoyed reading this book, which is actually a conversation between two people, who are exploring the possibility of actually inquiring/questioning in real time about their own lives. Rather than primarily drawing on wisdom from the past, they are focused on asking fundamental questions about life. Instead of searching for cheap answers to these fundamental questions, they explore a space where one's mind might be able to open up and to look for oneself at the ineffable, yet essential aspects of our existence.