To Be One with God: Seven Journeys to the Meaning of Life is founded on the premise that the meaning of life is for man to be one with God. This book explores seven different journeys for man to seek oneness with God, all inspired by the inner being of the author, to which he refers to as his “Inner Imam.” While on these journeys, readers will encounter many voices: man, God, teachers of God, and the author himself. The purpose of these voices is to harmonize the reader’s understanding and experiences of oneness with God.
The teachers of God include Shri Rama, Shri Krishna, Jesus Christ, Moshe Rabbeinu, Gautama Buddha, Muhammad Rasulullah, Shri Hanuman, and the great philosopher Socrates, all of whom witnessed these journeys unfold in their own lives. Following in the footsteps of these teachers, we, too, aspire to connect deeply with the Spirit of God within ourselves and within all of life. In living from that Spirit, we bring God’s love and light to our lives, to all of life.
Quote from the Book:
“I am always with you, my child. There is never a moment when I don’t live in you and live through you. So, live courageously, live without fear, don’t be scared, don’t be afraid, don’t be worried, and don’t be stressed. You are never in darkness, my child, even when it’s night. The inner sun resides in your being and lights your world brighter than the outer sun ever could.”
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About the Author
Shafeen Ali is a Shia Ismaili Muslim who has been a faith-based teacher and speaker for the last 10 years. He has delivered more than 150 presentations and workshops throughout the world on faith and religious education. Shafeen also has a Masters in Business Administration and has spent more than 13 years managing and executing business and technology projects and teams in the United States. The source of strength and guidance in Shafeen’s life has always been the spirit of God within, his Inner Imam. Through his book, To Be One with God: Seven Journeys to the Meaning of Life, Shafeen is externalizing that innermost part of him with the hope and prayer that this spirit will provide strength and guidance to others just as it has done for him. Shafeen currently resides with his family in Euless, Texas.