Sunshine is everywhere…Can we wake to
everywhere. We have only to open our hearts to see through the clouds that
cover a radiant sun. As we slow down what is deep within has a chance to
surface. We realise that all moments are taken care of and nothing is lacking.
All feelings of separation and darkness vanish.
passing moment suggests an evolutionary acceleration and movement. Is some
radical new intervention taking us towards a newer consciousness and wholeness?
Do we sense a mysterious smile that dances moment to moment challenging us?
Perhaps we must be awake to these moments and venture on to a sunlit path.
This book is
a selection of writings from the author’s journals with photographs from his
travels. A miscellany, they touch upon a range of issues that challenge,
intrigue or amuse—from light-hearted daily occurrences at his rural home in the
Kumaon hills to events affecting each of us deeply at multiple levels. They
reflect on our individual longings and social interactions and raise questions pertaining
to nature and environment, an ever-deepening planetary crisis and a continual
quest for the spiritual.
‘…will bring sunshine and light into
the heart of readers.’
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch
‘…a wealth of good sense and inspiration. I have pleasure in commending
the book to nature lovers wherever they may be…’
Pradeep Malhotra is a
nature lover and a hills person who is keenly interested in arts and crafts. He
spends his time between Delhi and his rural farm home, ‘Dharini’, in the Kumaon
Himalayas, where he avails himself of the opportunity to interact with the
local community and wander, explore and write amid wild plants and wood smoke
and the bustle of birds, cows and children. He was earlier actively associated
with the SOS Children’s Villages movement; the environmental NGO, ‘Kalpavriksh’;
and Community Books & Resources, an alternative book-promotion endeavour.
He has done post-graduate studies in mass communications from Sardar Patel
College of Communications & Management, Delhi and attended programs in
ecology and spirituality at Schumacher College, UK, and in art and culture at
the National Museum Institute, New Delhi.