Ain’t That a Miracle? An Unlikely Journey into Music and Meditation
"Ain't That a Miracle?" is a captivating memoir tracing the life journey of author Jeremy Occhipinti, from his upbringing in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to his transformation into a devoted follower of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a renowned spiritual leader. With wit and candor, Jeremy shares his experiences, from youthful antics to battling congenital health issues, all while pursuing a career as a musician and teacher. This engaging narrative weaves together his personal evolution with a deep reverence for Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, offering heartwarming insights into compassion, service, and the power of meditation. As the first part of his life story, "Ain't That a Miracle?" paves the way for a sequel, "Dying to Live," which continues Jeremy's remarkable journey.
|Category||Biography/Autobiography Spirituality Inspirational Personal Development & Self-Help Religion Motivational Education Teaching|
|Dimension||15.24 x 22.86 x 2.42|
Ain't That a Miracle? is an engaging memoir detailing the author’s journey from a young child growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to a follower of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, an internationally known spiritual leader. Before discovering Gurudev’s Art of Living courses, Jeremy Occhipinti, a musician, and schoolteacher, chronicles his middle-class childhood, health struggles, and college life in the early ‘90s.
The author’s exuberant personality flows through every page, from hysterical, rebellious episodes in youth to darker moments during bouts of congenital disorders, which caused his body to mutiny. Funny and frank while sharing his emotional highs and lows, the stories allow us to cheer on the development of Jeremy's musical talent and gift for teaching children.
The colorful thread connecting the escapades and enlightenments of the memoir is the author's respect and love for Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the steady light in his decades of service and song. Connecting readers with heart-warming messages of compassion, service, and the value of meditation, the scenes in India are exceptional and vivid.
While Ain't That a Miracle? chronicles Jeremy's life from birth to age thirty-three, the book's sequel, Dying to Live, will pick up where the first book left off. After three incredible years of teaching in Saudi Arabia, life takes a devastating downward turn due to various hereditary medical conditions and complications. Come along with Jeremy as he paints his portrait of a life filled with miracles and complementary opposites.