The roots of education are bitter,
but the fruit is sweet.
The mind is so noisy that it rarely gives us time to see how it operates; the ceaseless dialogue prevents us from achieving peace and quiet. When we try to focus on something or question what we believe to be reality, it will do anything it can to prevent its own destruction. It wants to remain in its current state that is full of desire, the past and the future. We’ve left it to its own devices for too long. When we question and threaten its reign, it fights for survival. These books show us how to change the way we see the world and each other.
When a child is absorbed in playing, it doesn’t want to stop. It’s set on what it wants to do. It doesn’t want to be distracted from the fun. It doesn’t want to be called away from getting itself all dirty in the garden, splashing around in puddles or any other activity that grown ups all too often discourage, for the sake of keeping a child clean and tidy. When we stop a child in full swing of playing while it’s having so much fun, the result is a tantrum – so it is with the Mind.
Just Around The Bend: Más o Menos
Apparently, just around the bend is everything we’ve been looking forward to including world peace, winning the lottery and a blissful retirement. Regrettably however, the energy and drive most of us need to enjoy them, should they materialise, have been left way behind us in a place called ‘The Past’.
Louder than a Whisper: Clearer than a Bell
Louder Than a Whisper; Clearer Than a Bell is a book that challenges the status quo of Humanity by inviting it to look at the morass of confusion, despair and uncertainty that pervade our society. Through a series of heartfelt essays this book examines topics such as ‘Pride’, ‘Desire’, ‘Responsibility’, ‘Betrayal’ and ‘Loneliness’.
A Three Course Meal for the Mind
A Three Course Meal for the Mind combines three books into a single volume: On The Other Hand, Just Around The Bend and Louder Than a Whisper (also available separately). The books chronical Renée Paule’s philosophical journey of self-reflection.
Stepping Out of Time
Enquiring further into the subject of human conditioning – and beyond – Renée Paule takes us past another milestone on her continuing journey of self-reflection, wherein she looks at and discusses the society created and sustained by us. As with Renée’s previous books, her unique perspective gives no answers and is easy to read.
The Frightened Little Flower Bud
The little flower bud is afraid of the things she hears on the wind. So strong is her fear that she hides behind her leaves and petals imagining all the fearful things that prevent her from reaching her full potential.
For ages 3+ – 99+
Hat - Sent out to Publishers
Bertie the gardener is happy with his life, so is Oscar – his dog. However, this happiness turns to discontent when Bertie sees George looking ‘important’ in his new bowler hat. Bertie wants one just like it, so that he can look important too. Consequently, he hangs up his comfy old hat and that’s when his adventure begins.
For ages 5+ – 99+