Jalal-ud-Din Rumi (the 13th-century Persian poet) has been characterized as one of the unsurpassable mystic poets of mankind. His work, written in the Sufi tradition, is an exploration into the meaning and miracles of love. Rumi's writings have been translated into many languages; he is now one of the most universally read spiritual writers of our time.
"Precious Gifts of Love appeals to an unlimited audience." Remarks Good, "Everyone wants to have more love in their lives. Love has ever delighted and perplexed, inspired, and confounded. We want to visit love from every imaginable angle. How this celebrated and mysterious emotion has been and ever will be, is the one enduring obsession of humankind. The writing feels much more complete and relevant than anything I have ever done. When folks read this book, they will think in ways that are brand new, and they will want to share what they have discovered with friends, family and loved-ones."
"I've grown tremendously as a writer," Good said. "Rumi's life was a vision of electric ecstasy; his writings took me on a mystical journey to a foundation of love via divine philosophy. His treatises on love cultivated an essential importance, which brought awareness to the substantial spiritual transformation that is taking place in contemporary culture. Rumi's poetry brought me face to face with a unique understanding of the profound relationship between revelation, ecstasy, adoration, love, and suffering; and my authentic growth as a spiritual being."
"Love has the ability to teach us things that the most extravagant and respected university could never do," says Good, "it is love that gives merit to all things. At some point, a magical person will step into our lives. Coming from an ordinary place, seemingly for no reason, an individual appears whose fascination with life is so gorgeous and rare, so unpredictable and spiritual that, without any exertion at all, we are enchanted with their miraculous gift for living. Yvan, Justin, Eckhart and Rumi are these kind of people."
"They have taught me about love: all the precious gifts of love," Remarks Good, "Not love which strives for some possession, for particular qualities, for a goal, or a reason, but the kind of love which I experience when I am able to forgive an enemy. It resonates like a vibration at the very core of my spirit and does not require a symbol. It is a sense of peace; to love a bystander, to love a stranger, to love an adversary, to adore everything I am capable of knowing, in all manifestations;
Good will be touring this fall and winter to promote Precious Gifts of Love. She will traveling to these events: in major U.S. and international cities:
Nov. 05 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrate Your Life. / Nov. 09 - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - Herbal World. / Nov. 13 - Tampa, FL - I Can Do It, Mind Body, Soul Retreat. / Nov. 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis Holistic Expo. / Nov. 17 - Madrid, SPAIN - Natural Ingredients Europe. / Nov. 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Victory of Light. // 2011 / Jan. 07 - San Diego, CA - American Library Association Midwinter / Jan. 14 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - Winnipeg Wellness Expo. / Feb. 05 - San Diego, CA - Body, Mind, Spirit Expo. / Feb. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Conscious Life Expo. / Mar. 05 - Minneapolis, MN - Body, Mind, Life. / Mar. 11 - Anaheim, CA - Natural Products Expo West.
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C.J. Good is the author of "Precious Gifts of Love" and "Little Gifts of Sustainable Contentment"