I’m brimming over with positivity this week – I’ve come across a lovely motivational book that contains short yet uplifting phrases that the author hopes would inspire readers to live a happier and more meaningful life. I caught up with the author, Suresh Purushothaman, recently to discover what motivates and inspires him….
Hello everyone, my name is Suresh Purushothaman, author of the new book, “Being In Oneness”. I live in London with my wife and son. I was born in Pondicherry, which was previously a French colony in South India.
Congratulations on publishing your book, “Being In Oneness” – a motivational book containing uplifting short phrases to inspire readers to live a happier and more meaningful life. Where did you get inspiration from to write this little book of positive affirmations &
I always venture deep into the consciousness to get my inspiration. I can also say why I wrote this book. I wrote to share my deep thoughts on life and happiness with everyone. I want to keep it short and simple, so people can read quickly and ponder over the thoughts to find their own meaning of life and true happiness. I decided to write and finish my little book when I was facing a possible medical scare. I know that things like that can happen to anyone anytime, so I can also say my medical scare pushed me to complete this book.
Your book focuses on themes such as success, achievement, life, happiness, fear, etc. The book, however, has no chapters – so you can just dip in; and is not meant to be a formula for life; simply signposts you can use in your journey of life. Being born and brought up in
Pondicherry, India and having lived the last 16 years in London; which short phrases or inspirational thoughts helped you when you relocated to London, which must have been daunting for you?
London is a great place to live, but I have had to start from scratch. I lost financially before I started a new life in London. So I can say this thought is my famous one: “ Never wish to have anything in your past back, even if you lost a fortune. The beautiful connections of life will reveal numerous opportunities as you step into the future: Be guided by your oneness, your soul. And help it to open up new beginnings”.
“Love and life are so interlinked that one cannot live without the other. Start loving yourself and others; and life will start loving you” – that is just one of my favourite phrases that I read from your book. Have you got a favourite saying/phrase?
I also like the phrase you chose because it sums up everything for you about life and love. If you are asking my favourite phrase, it’s
“Live a life of happiness within you first; it will then radiate to cover the universe.”
Your powerful words are enhanced on Kindle versions by beautiful photography which helps to assist the reader to reflect on their thoughts – which is a glorious bonus. The pocket sized book can be carried easily & provide an opportunity to dip into it on a regular basis.
Although you are based in London, is your book available to purchase overseas?
Yes, I decided to have pictures in the Kindle version, so readers can take time out to think on the thoughts and see how they can apply in their everyday life. You can buy my book on Amazon – it should cover the world.
If you had to write a book in a different genre from “Being In Oneness”, what genre would you pick?
I would have picked “Leadership skills through the application of oneness”.
Are you looking at writing other books in the future? What topics would you like to cover?
The next book I am planning is the application of oneness in leadership, which can create great leaders who can inspire and motivate others for a bigger and better cause naturally as opposed to the coercive nature of modern management skills.
What sort of book genre do you like reading? Favourite books or authors?
I like books on happiness, life and leadership. My favourite authors are Dale Carnegie and Dalai Lama.
If you could visit any place in the world to give you some book inspiration, which place would you love to venture to & why?
I would like to visit places where people are happy in the midst of poverty and war and want to see what makes them happy and content.
When you’re not writing, what hobbies/past times do you enjoy?
I love watching news and debates. I love going with my wife for weekly shopping and doing a little house work for my wife.
Personal now – what outfits and shoes would you normally be found wearing?
Normally you can find me in tee shirts, cotton trousers and sneakers.
Do you have any favourite shops or online sites ?
I normally shop on Amazon. I like their price, delivery and customer service.
What’s next on your clothes/shoe wish list?
I am planning to buy a pair of shoes.
Boots or Shoes?
I always prefer shoes; they are more fitting to my style.
Links you would like to share e.g. website/facebook/twitter etc so that readers of the blog can learn more about you and your book.
Thank you so much for speaking to us Suresh and sharing with us your positive and inspiring thoughts. So, dear readers, what makes you happy? Have you any tips or phrases to share? Do tell, I’d love to know!
All photos have been published with kind permission of Suresh Purushothaman.