Beloved is an antidote to these crazy, accelerated and uncertain times. It encourages us to slow down, breathe deeply and connect with our true nature in order to become more present in our own lives. The timing for the book is perfect as we navigate all manner of challenges in our world. This book is the culmination of two years of grieving. Nature helped me to heal, and in the process, revealed to me a new way of seeing the world. Instead of running from the pain in my heart, I decided to sit on a rock and attempt to understand, and eventually befriend it. Along with a soothing, silent wisdom, my rock gave me a deep gratitude for the guidance and beauty of nature, and awakened in me a love of photography. My photos and the blessings that came to me on my rock have been brought together in an elegant and powerful way by my friend, book designer Wade Wu. I offer this book to all of you who are going through or have been through hard times. I hope the comforting energy of this book finds its way directly to your heart.