Stirring the Soul and Energizing the Mind: The Kōan as a Meditative Tool

Photo by Ian Turnell Craig C. Downer’s Wonder Streams of the Soul is a stunning collection of inspirational poems and philosophical musings that attempt to seek truth and insight into nature, the soul, and life. Reading Wonder Streams of the Soul, I am reminded of the meditation tool used in Zen Buddhism to teach and test…

Exploring More On Literary Themes

Photo by Josh Hild The themes in the books we read reflect our personalities. These themes are where the story revolves around. It’s essential to learn a little about the commonly used literary themes. There are a couple of ways to determine what certain books are about. We can describe them by the following: A…

Behind Lady Justice’s Eyes: Are They Willingly Blind or Not

Photo by EKATERINA  BOLOVTSOVA The design built around Lady justice was supposed to represent a perfect system. But the question is, does she reflect the realities of justice today, or will her impartiality remain ideal?  What Lady Justice Holds in Her Hands The scales the lady justice is lifting with one arm symbolize the evidence…

Writing the Whimsies: How to Sprinkle Whimsical in Your Book

Photo by Victoria Borodinova: https://www.pexels.com/photo/two-boys-seated-on-the-grass-laughing-and-reading-books-2363290/ Writing whimsical stories isn’t only limited to fantasy books, as with Terrie’s book on a whimsical, imaginative story; a non-fantasy book with a whimsical narrative. Every book holds a particular tone special to them and the story they tell. This tone varies across genres, each delivered with varying approaches and…