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UNKNOWN


UNKNOWN

a delightful mindfulness picture book

Summer 2017

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UNKNOWN


UNKNOWN

a delightful mindfulness picture book

Summer 2017

Mindfulness as playfulness:

Do it with a whole heart. take a step back. a walk with your mom. lick an ice cream cone. kiss your pup. remember you are human, and so much more.

a drive to the beach with your arm hanging out the window. feet racing through the hot sand to get to the water. toes dipped.

or a sunrise as the birds' songs surround you. how you stretched your arms above your head.

and then there was that late night with incense burning. the stars and the moon above. when you realized what you are.

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book Unknown mindfulness story


book Unknown mindfulness story


 

It started in Ojai

I sensed a change as we walked around town.

like an electrical outlet giving juice to a cord, I could feel the blood travel in and out of my heart.

a centered energy. 

the hawks glided. there was a presence, stillness in the air.

yoga, meditation, mudras, chants. these were all practices in which I played.

but this was different.

it was as if the world swallowed me whole. and my movements were in sync.

"there is a fire that burns inside."

compelled to learn more, I found books on the sacred teachings of traditional Indian yoga, Buddhism, Zen, chakras.

deep trance of curiosity and wonder.

until the morning I received a phone call from my mom, to tell me that my father had passed away.

this shock moved me into a cycle. imbalanced pain, prayer, peace.

each emotion hitting me until the next one would fall into its place.

the heaviness broke me down. the burden. the openness tore me apart.

all that I've known to be true was gone.

and then there was acceptance.


drawn to her artwork, I partnered with Michaela Wawryk, who is a true spirit in her form. the pieces she's made for UNKNOWN express all of the creative influence, vulnerability, and drive in nature.

 
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Sat Nam Books


Sat Nam Books


 

Sat Nam Books

Sat Nam Books is an independent publishing company, with a focus on art regarding playfulness, nature, and love. Beginning with the release of UNKNOWN - a delightful mindfulness picture book in the Spring/Summer of 2017, our intent is to conjure the spirit of beauty, inspiration, and wonder - in every fiber.

 
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book Unknown author, Stephen Wawryk


book Unknown author, Stephen Wawryk


 

Stephen Wawryk

The author: Stephen Wawryk is a New Yorker, turned yogi, living in Los Angeles. 

He survived a 40mph moving car crash into him, when he leaped in front of it, in order to save his mini dachshund, Polka Dot. 

He enjoys yoga, meditation, hiking, biking, writing, reading, coffee, tea, meeting new people, and time spent with loved ones.