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About meI always wondered what lay behind the appearance of things. We have a body, but who is it that says, ‘this, is my body?’ And when it comes to war and peace, what’s common to these two poles?

I was born in England during the Second World War. War was frightening and exciting, and sometimes very costly, with profound and long lasting effects on those it touched.

It was in the rubble of the bombed out city of Birmingham that the first stirring of the search for peace began. What ensued proved to be a long and winding road. In the outer world the circumstances of life played out, while in the inner world, I became aware of the mind and its love of melodrama. This brought up an interesting question. Who or what was it that watched the outer and inner worlds?

Chiang Tzu the disciple of Lao Tzu tells the story of a man who sought happiness. He looked everywhere for it but to no avail. One day he met a wise man who told him that if he got rid of his shadow and his footsteps he’d find what he was looking for. The man started running but his shadow had no difficulty keeping up with him and every time he put his foot down it produced a footstep. Noticing this he ran even faster ‘till he finally dropped dead from exhaustion. What he failed to realize was, that if he’d stepped into the shade and sat still he’d have found what he was looking for.

It turns out the valley I traveled was rich and fertile. The journey began in the West and ended in the East. The name of the valley was philosophy. It’s an interesting place for those who seek to understand where peace is to be found.

This inquiry led to the writing of “Understanding,” and the poetry or Lao Tzu that found expression in “Something to Ponder.”

What accompanied this journey was a strong sense of ‘fair play,’ of justice and truth. This resulted in “Stillpoint, a novel of war and peace.

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