My friend Luis Diaz has written a fantastic book called Memory in the Cells. He has kindly asked me to write the foreword, and here it is. I will be interviewing him on Thursday, September 23rd at 6pm PST.
To begin, I must confess that the way I am writing this foreword to Luis’s Diaz’s book involves a kind of cheating, Usually the foreword is written just on the merit of the book alone. In this case I have access to background information that gives me an unfair handicap. I have know the author quite well for many years. We have been in a mens’ group together, we swim in the South Yuba river, we eat food together, we take walks here in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
I’ve met so many people over the years who have written great books, with great methods, but the question alway’s arises, “How much is what they are writing about reflected in the way they live?”
Someone could, for example, write a book about emotional freedom, but how do they actually respond when they are insulted by somebody? Somebody else could write a book about success and trust, but how much much is that reflected in the way that they deal with life’s little dissapointments? That is always the question when it comes to a book. It all sounds good, but how much is it lived? And this is where my cheating can be helpful, to me and to you, the reader, as well, because this book is not just a theory of releasing memory from the cells. This book is written by somebody who is palpably living in a released way. Just in the way that he chooses to spend his time, or just how he is with a waitress in the restaurant, or with his kids, being with Luis you can feel that this is a book written not only from a theory, but it’s written from a different way of perceiving life.