Bank Square Books presents an author talk and Q&A with Paul Dunion for the new book, Wisdom: Apprenticing to the Unknown and Befriending Fate.
About the Book
It may be time to let go of the naivete that our technological devices will magically reveal the nature of absolute truth, or that some alluring formula will serve our need for immediate gratification and penetrate life’s mysteries. We seem to have forgotten that it is by the light of wisdom that we begin to understand who we are and make some sense of the journey we call life.
Wisdom – Apprenticing to the Unknown and Befriending Fate tells a story of what it means to apprentice to the unknown. It offers a strong plea - stop trying to get life right and allow life to get you right.
Such an allowance happens over time as the ego comes to know defeat and the illusion of its sovereignty. The wisdom path must be walked with curiosity and honesty, letting ourselves admit that we are employing some form of bypass that can allegedly circumvent life’s unpredictability and insecurity. Apprentices become increasingly informed by letting go of what is out of their control and learning to find the courage to address what is in their control. The reader learns what it means to remain a student of life, less enamored with being impressive, and as the need to perform and achieve atrophy, gains a devout receptivity to all that fate desires to teach. Wisdom is a verb. It is the apprenticing in a constant state of inquiry.
About Paul Dunion
Often described as an eclectic mystic, Paul’s tagline is “making peace with mystery.” His legacy of being a Celtic storyteller has gifted him as a writer and muse. He brings his 40-year background as a psychological healer and philosopher to examining in his blogs and books the kinds of life choices that can yield the wisdom path.
He has received high praise from Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards for his previous book Seekers as well as a Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Review for his newly-released Wisdom, focusing on what it means to see life as offering an Initiation, guiding and challenging us to find our way to our own depths.
Wisdom: Apprenticing to the Unknown and Befriending Fate is a lucid account of such an apprenticeship. The work's major theme is: You can't get life right; and if you allow, life may get you right.