Author(s): David Baird
In these complex, stress-filled times many of us turn to extreme - often exotic - sources in the hope of gaining some enlightenment. But when we set out on the path of morality, meditation, and wisdom that we hope will lead us to nirvana, we can sometimes make our lives even more complicated than they were before. Worse still, we end up none the more enlightened for our pains. Enlightenment is not a complicated and elitist club from which some are excluded. In fact, despite working perfectly well for some, there are many enlightened minds who never attempted sitting in lotus position or chanting a mantra. Anyone who is willing to open their mind is free to pursue enlightenment. This collection of inspirational thoughts may be just the beginning of your journey.
David Baird has written books on a range of subjects. He has recently written 1000 Great Movie Moments and Movie Monsters for MQ Publications. Sales of his published books have now entered the millions, with many available worldwide. He is also a musician, composer, director and is artistic director of the Cambridge Shakespeare Company.