Book Review: Reflections of a Sometime Thinker


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Reflections of a Sometime Thinker

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In his middle age, Donald Michael Craig, who had fought in and survived a world war, became aware that his thought process was, in fact, not his own at all. When he would sit and think, he was merely replaying old memories and thought patterns. He was reminding himself of what he “should” do. He came to realize that many of us do not truly think at all. And it was then that he set about retraining his mind. The result was Reflections of a Sometime Thinker.

Beginning with a complex philosophy of numbers, he thought and journaled about its ideas, recording his own conclusions on such weighty matters as the meaning of “1”. He moved on to yoga sutras and became very introspective, seeking knowledge of soul, spirit, and consciousness. Now in his 90s, he has published this book of poems or reflections, Reflections of a Sometime Thinker, on many subjects including taking things for granted, the fourth dimension, human behavior, and even foul language. Craig has developed an opinion on everything, by searching within and meditating on what he really thought of a passage or a concept. This does remind me of a book of yoga teachings, or of Buddhist koans, or even the Biblical book of proverbs. Each reflection provides food for thought, as it gently explores its subject and comes out the other side with something profound, or simple, or true. At the root of all is love, he maintains, reminiscent of the 60s and its culture, which he lived through and which may have prompted his metamorphosis. It’s a very nice accomplishment with which to approach life’s end.

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