The author of Your Daily Walk With The Great Minds, winner of a Best Books Award
in 2007, explores the human condition in his guide Unintelligent Humans
and Cayman resident Richard A. Singer describes his latest literary offering as
a “little book of important questions,” which are intended to open the reader’s
mind and to allow the accessing of wisdom contained within one’s soul. He regards
his brief guide as a tool to gain access to “that inner part of ourselves that
contains infinite wisdom and divinity”.
book is divided into two sections, with the first, Are You Living
Intelligently? comparing our behavior to that of other living creatures, and
the second “Approaching Life’s Questions with an Open Mind: An Internal Quest”
containing essays providing insight into issues that, once resolved, may contribute
to leading a more peaceful and meaningful life.
guide also concludes an interview with the author by Sue Vegan of BookPleasures.com.
You Living Intelligently? consists of a series of questions, each of which is
illustrated with a cartoon featuring an array of animals, ranging from ants to
whales. The two pivotal questions with which the section starts are human
beings really more intelligent and wiser than all other living creatures? And
are you intelligent? The questions reveal how unintelligent humans are in the
way in which they act prejudicially and hurtfully towards one another, in
contrast to the cooperation and understanding that prevails in the animal
kingdom. By starting out in such a humorous way, Mr. Singer gains the empathy
of his readership, so that one finds oneself opening up to the rest of what he
has to say.
Who is Your Soul Mate, the author offers six suggestions for embracing and nourishing
your relationship with yourself and others, including “Practice mindfulness”
and “Acknowledge impermanence”.
In “What is Truth?”, the author provides three
steps by means of which one can get in touch with one’s own inner truth.
are Your Core Beliefs? Mr. Singer reveals the eight core beliefs or principles
that he uses as guidelines for the “How” and “Why” he lives, urging readers to
adopt them as their own guideposts for daily living.
Heartache Suck? he explores five specific actions that we can take to deal with
emotional pain, based on his own direct experience and coming to grips with his
own personal pain.
author describes some actions that you can take for honouring your own
children, based on his experiences with his twin boys in How Important are
in Are Certain Human Beings Helpless, Mr. Singer advises that one should “Never…
give up on a human being”.
of the most impressive aspects about Unintelligent Humans was the way in which
Singer was unafraid to reveal the nature of his own troubled past, as he has
had to suffer through addiction, depression, anxiety and countless other
difficulties. A key aspect of this work is that he has been able to recover
from a position in which he was basically homeless, and estranged from his own
family to where he is now, a practicing professional living in one of the most
beautiful island groups on the planet. Clearly, he did not make this transition
alone, but with the assistance of the spiritual guidance of a wide range of
mystics, philosophers and spiritually enlightened leaders, from whose work he
those who are struggling to come to terms with the meaning of life and the importance
of self-worth, Unintelligent Humans: Questions to Stimulate Your Soul is a must
it may be (consisting of only 60 pages), but the insights that it offers may
well serve to revolutionise your life.
Humans: Questions to Stimulate your Soul is available through www.RickSinger.kylinked to Amazon