Walk This Way

Book Review

 The Carmel Pine Cone
Volume 87 No. 8 February 16-22, 2001

THE BOOKSHELF

'It's not what you've lost but what you have left'

Foglesong

If you were suffering from a devastating illness or physical challenge and someone showed you how to live with it - without fear, without the feeling of depletion of your very self - would you embrace the wisdom?

Scott Foglesong, who has lived with the effects of polio since the ago of 7, profited by his aunt's sagacity: She told him not to dwell upon what he had lost, but on what he had left.

What he had left was plenty. Scott, growing up in a small Mississippi River town, reveled in exploring the bluffs, woods and ravines along the river from which he developed "an intense love affair with nature." This directed him to the teachings of Native American spirituality and the "presence of Spirit in nature and human nature." A lifelong journey into the sum and substance of Self culminated in the creation of, "Walk This Way with Scott Foglesong - The Art Of Making A Difference In Your Own Life."

The main thrust of the book is personal growth, self-esteem and self-expression. "I encourage people to see and experience themselves in their natural surroundings," Foglesong says. In doing so, readers may come to a greater understanding and appreciation of who they are.


By Margot Petit Nichols
Associate Arts Editor


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