Struck by Reality
A Journey of Awakening
About the Book
This book does not contain instructions on how to achieve your spiritual goals nor does it provide “how to” guidelines for your personal growth. This book was born in my heart on 12/31/2017 while driving to a New Year’s Eve ceremony at my local Mindfulness Center. My heart opened-up as I became clear that I am beginning my personal journey of awakening to the reality of life as it is in front of me. The only other details I knew at that time was that I needed to write about my awakening in the present moment to reflect on life as it occurred. The significance of writing about life as it unfolded, is my personal experiment to determine which truth is sustainable for me. The one in my mind, that has been fueled by traditions, belief systems, norms and societal expectations or the reality in front of me.
About the Author
Karen Maharaj was born in Trinidad and has a lifelong passion for deeper spiritual understanding. She attained her Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and worked in Healthcare Information Technology over the past 25 years. Karen goes on a journey and documents how she transforms over a 2 year period. Her writing changes from being a mental process to an expression of what she is experiencing. She really learns to be with the reality in front of her but only because she knows that she must practice in order to accomplish her goal of being with life as it is. After working diligently on being mindful, she is struck by lightning on the beach. Forced to be mindful because there is no moment more important than now. From then on, Karen really appreciates being in the moment. She faces death head-on as she musters up the strength to crawl over to her friend James, in an attempt to save his life. However, James does not survive. Karen searches for answers and attempts to make sense out of the fact that she is alive while her friend James who was also struck by lightning and standing next to her, has died.