Lost in Light

I wonder if I’ll ever cease to be amazed by the power of meditation. Reading Eckhart Tolle’s Stillness Speaks – another transformational book of his – has drawn me deeper into the practice, with joyful results! The complete concept for my next novel Lost in Light and sequel to Out of Air (see My Books) has arrived in technicolour. You know how it goes: weeks, months, years of living occasionally converge into a point of perfect clarity.

If you’re interested in the storyline, please click on that last link. In the meantime, the following image, poem and quotes encapsulate its heartbeat:



Embraced by love
beyond her dreams,
a formless fear
arises inside

What if it all
vanished tomorrow,
never to return her
into the light?

Yet love’s power
beckons her deeper
towards the heart
of the sun

Where she feels the fear
but has to follow,
in order to learn
that there is no loss

Only change –
and pain is caused by
the simple illusion
of holding on

is the answer
to receiving the gift
of grace.

©Naomi Estment

“Throughout history, there have been women and men who, in the face of great loss, illness, imprisonment, or impending death, accepted the seemingly unacceptable and thus found “the peace that passeth all understanding'”.” – Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks

“Acceptance of the unacceptable is the greatest source of grace in this world.” – Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks

My thanks again to Amanda Patterson of The Write Co., whose two novel-writing courses I’ve completed in the past. They continue to teach me, profoundly, along with the downloads from the phenomenal Writers Telesummit and Your Creative Career Telesummit. One of the things I’ve learnt regarding the nature of chick lit (my natural genre, mixed with romance) are the three primary themes – betrayal, revenge and loss.

If you’re familiar with Out of Air, you’ll know it involves some juicy betrayal. Dust on Fire gets down and dirty with revenge, while Lost in Light explores loss. Nevertheless, being chick lit, they’re all a light read 🙂 Nothing like variety to spice up the challenge of keeping pen to paper, and consistent meditation to keep it real. In line with that thought, here’s a final quote from Stillness Speaks:

“Artistic creation, sports, dance, teaching, counseling – mastery in any field of endeavor implies that the thinking mind is either no longer involved at all or at least taking second place. A power and intelligence greater than you and yet one with you in essence takes over. There is no decision-making process anymore; spontaneous right action happens, and “you” are not doing it. Mastery of life is the opposite of control. You become aligned with the greater consciousness. It acts, speaks, does the works.” – Eckhart Tolle

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21 Responses to Lost in Light

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  2. Stillness Speaks is one of my favorites of Tolle’s books, Naomi.
    Lovely post! 😉

  3. Heart says:

    A blogger friend just mentioned the journey of 2011 / new year as our circle around the Sun.. So, this poem adds tremendous power to that thought. Thanks Naomi, also I need to dust off my “virtual” book shelf and start taking some recommendations of yours 🙂

  4. I’m a new reader to this site, so I am not familiar with Out of Air. I read the small sample of Chapter 1 from the above link – it’s now on my “to read” list. Thank you Naomi!

    • Naomi says:

      How wonderful of you, Vickie, thank you! I’m working on publishing options, so will keep you posted 🙂

      We absolutely love your beautiful blog and are delighted that you’ll be featuring Dave and his photography this week. Thanks again!!

  5. jingle says:

    lovely sentiments…
    Thanks for sharing..
    Happy 2011.

  6. souldipper says:

    I dream of those powerful, small moments of silence that are ripe with rich messages. I’m delighted that the world is being urged to meditate more. Delighted that you are one of the listeners, Naomi.

  7. How exciting, Naomi – and what a wonderful outcome of your meditation.

  8. Tammy McLeod says:

    Good for you Naomi. I know of the power of meditation but somehow allow myself to move away from that wonderful center sometimes. It’s time to invent a different outcome. Congratulations on your writing.

  9. I can only say Wow Wow Wow. Stunning photography, poetry etc. I really love the photo about when you’re wearing the hat;)

  10. Tokeloshe says:

    Another excellent photo!

    Beautiful poem, well done.

  11. “the gift of grace” – I like this poem very much, Naomi. Good quotes and the photo.

    Love Tolle. Good quote selections.

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