Positive Light is the shining light within us all.
Even if one travels millions of miles, memories of the first miles walked with a friend endure forever. As we mature, many of us ache to fulfill youthful promises, and no matter how much time has past, we can always honor old friends and reveal our true selves in the process. Samuel Coffman, reinventing himself as a writer, discovers the timeless force of living authentically while interviewing William the worldly director of Involution, a private foundation dedicated to peace and understanding. Throughout the book, William enlivens his story of a childhood promise made to a since departed friend with rich details from the multicultural tapestry that is his life. To move on with his life, the protagonist must transform negative thinking into positive action.
In the end, the book’s characters are united by the same metaphysical power that forms dust into stars, rocks into planets, drops into oceans and breaths into whirlwinds. At the same time the human mind has the power to shape reality.
To discover the meaning of the book’s title follow the journey and rekindle the free spirit residing within us all. May reading this book light your way forward with positive light.
One night a week after his divorce, Samuel’s heart pounded like red hot hammers. He choked down each shallow breath certain it would be his last. Floating away from his fragmenting self, Samuel’s identity was pulverized to fine dust drifting across endless darkness. At the pain’s peak intensity, he heard a muffled call of a distant voice as if carried on the winds and all was silent.
Although that attack lasted less than ten minutes, the impact lasted over a decade. After a while, Samuel simplified life for himself and his two daughters. Layers of life-altering events slowly accumulated into scar tissue that anchored reality allowing him a foundation on which to rebuild his life and reinvent his self. All the stress of managing his anxiety impacted his ability to teach to the point that one day he collapsed in class. Afterwards one of the younger doctors in the hospital introduced Samuel to the cognitive trick of rethinking his anxiety as excitement.
“Take advantage of this increased energy and don’t see it as a threat. Don’t constrict your life with negative pessimism where you think through all the potential bad scenarios. Psychologists call this behavior prefactual thinking. You are living too much in the imagined future and not enough in the here and now. I understand you try to figure out what might happen, to protect your daughters, but there can be infinite potential futures, but only one now.”