By D. Patrick Miller
Hardcover w/Dustjacket, excellent in everyway
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Chanrithy Him felt pressured to inform of surviving lifestyles below the Khmer Rouge in a fashion "worthy of the ache which I continued as a toddler. "
In the Cambodian proverb, "when damaged glass floats" is the time while evil triumphs over strong. that point begun in 1975, while the Khmer Rouge took strength in Cambodia and the Him family members all started their trek during the hell of the "killing fields. " In a captivating tale, Him vividly recounts a Cambodia the place rudimentary exertions camps are the norm and expertise, akin to vehicles and electrical energy, not exists. dying turns into a better half on the camps, in addition to ailment. but throughout the terror, Chanrithy's kin continues to be dependable to each other regardless of the Khmer Rouge's call for of loyalty in basic terms to itself. Moments of inexpressible sacrifice and love make them convey what little meals they need to the others, even on the possibility in their personal lives. In 1979, "broken glass" eventually sinks. From a kin of twelve, in simple terms 5 of the Him youngsters live to tell the tale. backed through an uncle in Oregon, they start their new lives in a land that delivers welcome to these starved for freedom. 15 black and whtie illustrations
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Sainthood is not a prerequisite for attempting to forgive. 26 “Sweet revenge" is junk food for the soul. The brief rush that revenge provides will always be followed by the degradation of one's character. There is a real joy to be found in setting things right, but that always involves changing oneself for the better first. 27 To find your missing creativity, release a little of your attachment to the worst injury ever done to you. Grieve the deadness that you are letting go of, and that you have so long regarded as a trophy wound.
To forgive a bad habit, never think of it as petty; changing a habit is actually a struggle to choose between worlds. Paying exquisite attention will eventually enable you to let go of the deadening past, and rejoin the flow of your real life. 55 ii Every addiction is rooted in reluctance to shed some of the personality's coat of armor. The more willing we are to forgive our own defenses, the more spirit can come rushing in through the gaps in our armor.
Each of them has a piece of the map you need hidden in its shabby clothing. You must listen attentively to all their stories and win the friendship of each one to put your map together. Where you are going — into a forgiven life of wholeness, passion, and commitment — you will need all the denizens of your dark side working diligently on your behalf. 44 i A rage of frustration boiled over and you struck, changing your life and someone else's forever. There is an insult or injury you dealt that cannot be taken back or dismissed.