Writing under a penname (Anson) the author wishes to remain anonymous. When you read, and begin to understand the content of this gem, the reason for anonymity may become clear. The role of the ego is often discussed by the narrator and the Eagle. The ego can be a block or a shield towards greater understanding. The ego can also be a fierce defender, and protector, of our sense of self-importance.
The book begins with a brief conversation with the Eagle. The Eagle is asked the purpose of flying and how difficult it is to fly. To this last question the Eagle replies, “Flying is easy, it is growing the feathers that is difficult.” The Eagle then cautions that growing feathers is only possible “with great determination.”
The subsequent conversations with the Eagle elaborate and expand upon what this “great determination” entails.
This is not the place to offer spoilers, except to say that conversations with the Eagle cover such deep and soulful explorations as:
· the ego,
· letting go,
· creating space (for feathers to grow into),
· the relationship between the individual and society/culture,
· self-awareness and self-reflection,
· limited beliefs,
· and so much more.
This is a short book of exquisite dialogic beauty and wisdom. It will not provide you with answers, but it will suggest the questions that need to be asked. It will also advise on the determination needed to find the answers; if, indeed, it is answers you seek.
This book is published by Happy Tadpole Publishing in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia. Anyone living in Coffs Harbour will know of the Happy Frog café that also sells local, and organic products. Happy Tadpole Publishing is an offshoot of Happy Frog.
Copies are available for sale at Happy Frog. For those living out of Coffs Harbour, contact Happy Frog directly (go to the Contact Us link on their webpage https://thehappyfrog.com.au/)Profits from the sale of this book go to Medecins Sans Frontieres (https://www.msf.org/)