Proverbial Beauty: Secrets for Success and Happiness from the Wisdom of the Ages is about miracles - but not the kind of miracles one might expect. Where is the miracle in shame, in misdirection, in immaturity or in imperfection, for example? Therein lies the story of how success and happiness can be honed not from just the positives in life, but from the teachings of negativity.
The author 'met' Mona Lisa when he was 23, viewing her proverbial beauty and sensing an accompanying message of timeless wisdom. As he fueled his infatuation with reflections on other timeless 'secrets', he evolved a philosophy derived not just from the works of great artists and thinkers, but from the trappings and technology of modern times: the Internet, radio, popular quotes, and inspirational writings. The fusion of all these elements into a cohesive reflection on cultural traditions makes Proverbial Beauty an inspection highly recommended for thinkers who would probe the roots of decision-making processes, perceptions of happiness and tranquility, and how to 'become' the Mona Lisa herself.
If all this sounds like a higher-level blend of spiritual and philosophical thinking - it is. Those seeking a light read and an easy path should look elsewhere. Proverbial Beauty is not for those seeking a smooth ride so much as those willing to consider the elements that go into the notion that we can 'blend reality to our own purpose'.
Lessons of morality, the lasting lessons of the Mona Lisa figure, and real definitions of love and happiness are provided in a blend of proverbs and analysis that will delight those thinkers who want a lively discourse of possibilities and alternative visions....Continua