When I was a philosophy teacher in 1997, my professor told me, I better write a book. I asked her on what I should write. She replied that I just have to put down into writing the lessons I teach to my students. Her name is Dr. Beverly Luceño. It was an eye-opener. So I attempted several times in drafting a manuscript but never got it completed. I was usually up to the introduction. It was in 2001 that I completed one, The Word, and published it locally in 2004. Ten years passed when I entered the e-book publishing first with Amazon and then with Smashwords in 2015.
My desire to write was first sparked when I read the novels of our national hero, Jose Rizal, during my high school years in Blessed John XXXIII Seminary. It was where I also learned about the Catholicism and the Holy Bible. Partly soothing my homesickness, I practiced writing through my diaries. When I got into college (University of San Carlos), my brother, Reggie Gavini, started to keep a collection of inspirational books in our room. There I was enlightened by Og Mandino, Tony Robbins, Jaime Licauco, Helen Shucman, James Redfield, Dan Brown, especially Neale Donald Walsch and Paramahansa Yogananda.
My brother, a psychology graduate, used to tell me about Carl Jung’s collective unconsciousness.
As I go on with the journey of this life filled with mysteries, I’m most likely to believe that all that we say and write are somehow connected in one way or the other with the rest of humanity, present and past. In our subconsciousness, there lies a storage of vast memory of the books we read and words we heard from others even way back to our previous lives. So my deep gratitude to all…