A Chronicle of Amends: A spiritual journey for discovering life's true purpose

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A fast paced novella based on real life incidents. This book reveals author's life altering experiences about love, wealth, happiness, spirituality, peace of mind and much more. An easy yet compelling read.

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Lao Tzu, the great Chinese philosopher, once said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." As this book goes into publishing, I cannot help but feel that this book is that first step for me. A long journey awaits me as I take on a new challenge in life: the dare of making people understand their purpose in life. As I step out today to try something new once again, I have an oddly familiar fear of failure. I am afraid I may not succeed and all my efforts may simply go to waste--that my words may not find welcoming ears. At this point, I remind myself that I have been there before, and this fear is not a stranger. I start my journey with a strong sense of hope, and I am fully convinced this is a journey I want to take.

More than a decade ago, as I was trying to balance the demands of a career, family, and personal interests, one day in the midst of the chaotic madness of my daily routine I found a quiet moment to ask myself a very important question: what was I truly chasing in life? I did not want to spend my life running in circles and exhausting myself, only to discover later in life that I had gone nowhere. My search for answers took me in many different directions, including but not limited to religion, philosophy, and science.

I have found my answers, and this book records my findings. It has been a protracted yet fruitful expedition. I feel duty bound to pass on my findings to everyone who is willing to offer a listening ear. If my work can change only one person's life then I will consider it worth all the effort.

My findings are recorded as these were revealed to me--that is, in no particular order and not restricted to one literary style. You will find my answers in poetry, in brief thoughts, in notes, and sometimes as characters and incidents in the novella. When I read the final manuscript, I was pleased to notice that it fairly represented the length and depth of my journey.

It is not possible to write a book like this without challenging prevalent ethos and resultantly upsetting some people. I have tried my best not to cause hurt or to offend anyone, but I am aware it is bound to happen; such is the nature of the subject. I apologize in advance if my work scoffs at someone's perfect world and forces him out on a journey he would rather avoid.

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I looked into her eyes and heard myself saying, "You make me want to believe in God."

She was about to lift her glass to her lips, and my words stopped the process. "Why?" she replied, her eyes now locked on mine.

"You make me want to believe in God because someone as beautiful as you can only be the product of design and not randomness. There is definitely a God who is very beautiful and very kind, and that is why He has created you so beautiful and so kind. To believe that you came from nothing is stupid. You are by design and desire, for us mortals to cherish, and there is no other possible explanation."

She was silent. Is she buying it or about to slap me? I thought.

A few long seconds passed, and she was still quiet.

"Do you believe in God?" I questioned.

She lifted her half-filled glass to her lips, and with one gulp, all the alcohol inside the glass disappeared inside her. With a thud, the glass made it back to the table, and then I heard her say, "Tonight I want to believe in God."

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