Is there's something in life we're missing?
"This book will benefit anyone who is a seeker. Morrison's Discovering the Obvious is a rich, provocative, intellectually thrilling book that illuminates the human condition."
— Ken Kister 2007 Tampa, FL
The 2nd story is a fantasy about what it may have been like before our universe came into being
In the 3rd story a rascal enters the afterlife.
The 4th story tells how a person lost his faith and how it changed his life.
Then comes an essay about identity and the possibility of personal fulfillment.
The last chapter is composed of advice picked up over a lifetime and a few rants for good measure. In this last chapter you will find useful suggestions concerning:
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The book strikes me as the work of a genuine seeker, a person more concerned with hard questions than facile answers. In point of fact, about a third of the book consists of a section called "Questions" which poses such conundrums as "Does truth need drama to sustain it? Is the story the pack mule of language? Is adventure possible on the other side of the bars of language?"
Another set of questions asks "Is it that as long as I strive I'll miss? Did I create awareness or am I a product of it? Is it that as long as I seek information I'm stuck? Is being stuck part of the process? Is it that understanding is the wonderful trap? Is it that freedom means nothing without first being stuck?"
Another section (the last), entitled "A Lifetime of Exposure," provides a distillation of useful knowledge Morrison says he's learned over a lifetime on such subjects as "Losing and Winning," "How to get good at something," "Understanding Rejection," "Our Political System," and "Health."
Even here he sometimes resorts to the Socratic method; when discussing health, for instance, he asks, "Is the holy duo diet and exercise? If there were a trinity in health, would it be diet as god the father, exercise as god the son, and silence as god the holy ghost? Does it boil down to chemicals, electricity, and the quality of one's rest?"
This book will benefit anyone who is a seeker.
Morrison's Discovering the Obvious is a rich, provocative, intellectually thrilling book that illuminates the human condition.
— Ken Kister 2007 Tampa, FL
About the Author — Marvin L Morrison is a graduate of Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Georgia, and Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas. After leaving the ministry in 1970, he began a search for more meaning in his life and found it when he learned how to meditate.
Over the years he studied personal fulfillment and self improvement and made it a hobby of jotting down questions that came up and creating summaries of what he thought was useful information.
In Discovering the Obvious he shares much of what he has gleaned over the years and his vision of what is possible for this planet and humanity.
Other books by Morrison:
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