a Book of LIFE: Welcome to a Greater Reality

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AuthorHouse, Aug 10, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 84 pages
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Anyone who has seen the film, “The Matrix," understands “Matrix Philosophy.”  Do you choose the red pill, which will answer “The Question.”  Or, do you choose the blue pill which allows life to simply carry on as before?  To paraphrase the words of Morpheus from the film, “...All I’m offering is the truth.  Nothing more.”

And what is the truth?  It encompasses the meaning and the purpose of life and embraces an understanding of a greater reality.  One would think that everyone would want to know Truth.  But it is not quite so simple.  We can’t all quite handle Truth.  But that’s life!

I have always had a great intellectual curiosity about Man and his universe.  The big questions of the meaning and purpose of life have always been with me in some subliminal manner.  But, the easier questions of life and death seemed more within my grasp.  Perhaps, that is part of the reason I became a physician.  So, over many years, I have become very well acquainted with both the mode of entry to and exit from this life. When it came to religious dogma and faith in a higher power, I completely recoiled in disbelief.  To choose belief was not a choice I could make.  Religions all seemed so disconnected to any truth I could imagine. Unless science could prove the existence of God, it was all silly nonsense:  fairy tales for young and old of feeble minds.  Prejudice was cloaked in religious garb, dividing, persecuting, and killing people, all in the name of God.  What kind of God would allow it?  That was all I needed to know about religion.  I removed myself from such idiocy.

But life had other things in store for me...

 

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Howard Lawrence Scheiner, was born to modest beginnings and raised with love in New York City. A graduate of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he feels privileged to practice medicine. He shares a busy practice in New York with his medical partner of thirty-plus years, specializing in Internal Medicine and HIV Medicine. Through a close association as a major donor to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, he has had the opportunity to appear on stage in many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. His love of people and theater culminated in his own Off-Broadway play, '"And the stars were shining...",' which he wrote, directed, and produced at the Jose Quintero theater, in 2002. A life-long love of music and a bit of inexplicable inspiration can be found in his recently composed "Genesis Sonata" for piano. It had its public debut in 2009, and he happily shares it on youtube.com. The tantalizing possibility that it might be choreographed into a ballet thrills him. Combining many loves, he founded "The Brent Varner Project, Inc.," a charity that provides free HIV services to those in need through The Actors Fund of America. He remains bound to the city of his birth, residing in Manhattan with Coco the Toy Poodle, Nero the Maltese, and Benny the New Roommate, as a new chapter unfolds. Of note, he awakes each day happy to be alive, feeling blessed with all the joys and sorrows of his life, joyfully connected to All-That-Is and thoroughly savoring his singular journey.

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