STORY & PROSE ON THE ADVENTURE OF LIFE, I WRITE.
I write to enlighten myself to examine my life, inviting you to join me on this journey we take together, we take a global perspective on the good life, a lifestyle full of happiness cultivated from effortless discipline.
A Tale of Self Transformation
How to Lose Yourself in Volcano
A quest, reveals a secret, a sacred place — the volcano, and revelations, a story by CS Schafer.
Please allow me to introduce myself as a professional writer/author/teacher of self-mastery through lifestyle tweaks; I specialize in fasting, fitness, meditation, philosophy, and synchronicity. I live in an off-grid community on the Big Island of Hawaii with my wife. We are both writers and raise fruit trees.
We all know the positive force a disciplined life can bring on. We know how challenging it can be to change a lifestyle full of habits, habits that are unconscious for most of us. If you have tried and failed to change, don’t worry it is in fact completely impossible to significantly change your current mindset. As Albert Einstein put it “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
This memoir immerses the reader inside a stream of consciousness produced by the destruction of that old paradigm, that old way of thinking, in an inspiring travel story, a man in midlife crisis loses his identity temporarily when insight dawns during a hike on a mysterious volcano after risking it all in a 7-day dry fast. This is a short documentary-style adventure set on the fantastic island of Hawaii.
This is the true story. It’s a personal vision quest that will ignite a flame in your heart or at least under your buttocks. Join C.S. Shafer somewhere in the middle of the vast, peaceful, Pacific Ocean in a sacred land that thrives atop the tallest mountain on Earth. Hawaii, home of the Kahunas, the Hula, the Luau, big wave surfing and the Volcano.
But this story is not about Hawaii island. It is about the transformation of the body and mind of a man living on it, living through a mid-life crisis.
There are billions of stories out there, at least one for each one of us, and this one happened after a crisis, a detox and a long, dangerous zero-calorie fast. All at the perfect age of fifty.
Have you had your mid-life crises yet?
Have you woken up from your dream? Are the days a long drag, on and on? Or do you know somebody going through one right now, in need of some midlife love? Or even better, would you like to have your crisis in Hawaii?
You don’t need to be fifty to claim yours, they’re free of charge, with no age limit. But there is, of course, a cost involved. Everyone pays for it one way or another, up front or at the backend. It is a choice one makes.
C.S. Shafer has been through several and helped dozens of others get through theirs with grace and skill. You can call this brand of catastrophe a “Midlife Love” because love comes at the end of the process, however long that takes.
This book is the gift that gives back. If your loved one is going through a midlife crisis this little book could be the perfect read for them. Why? For two reasons: they may gain some insight, which might help them from becoming stuck in their persona. And secondly, that way through the crisis may involve a trip to Hawaii for both of you!
Mark Twain said, “This is the most magnificent, balmy atmosphere in the world—ought to take dead men out of grave.”
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