Seven Billion People

7 billion people on the planet and almost everyone can't find someone to love. Evidence of this can be seen on dating websites. Thousands of dating websites. If it were easy, why is everyone still looking? Because love isn't like that; love is epic; we're not looking for "somebody to love"; we're looking for ONE PERSON whom we RECOGNIZE. "Hey, I know you, like, here inside my soul I know you, because I know me and me is somehow you!" And that's what EVERYONE is looking for. People think they're looking for something easy or something simple. But they're not. They're looking for something epic. Something real. Warts and all! And THAT is why almost everyone is not in love with anyone. Because in a world filled with 7 billion people, the chances of finding exactly that, are simply ridiculously low. We don't fall in love with a checklist. We fall in love with finding ourselves in another.
In mythology, we are taught that two parts of one, when together, is too powerful. Zeus feared such power, so Zeus split each into two and put them in different places in this world. Only the strongest would find their other half, again.

My Interview with David Ellis

Hey, wonderfuls! I recently had an interview with David Ellis, the famous poet who won the Edgar Allan Poe award. It is an interview that would serve well the curiosities of any would-be writers, as well as the curiosities of anyone who admires my work. Visit the interview here and do enjoy your read!

The Conversation of Dragons: A Book Review by Israel Johnson

Everybody, meet Israel Johnson, an engineer who works in the U.S. Defense sector. Read what he has to say about his experience with The Conversation of Dragons:

“The Conversation of Dragons proves to be a very exciting read. Like C. Joybell C’s previous book, The Conversation of Venusta, Dragons is quite insightful and provides a look into humanity itself.

As I was reading, I realized that Dragons reflects on similar themes expressed in her previous entry, The Conversation of Venusta. Like Venusta, Dragons focuses on concepts such as happiness, joy, and how one should distinguish between the two. Dragons also covers other themes such as human intimacy, family values, relationship bonds, and freedom. However, this is where the similarities appear to end between the two works. Dragons takes these concepts one step further, and puts more emphasis on humans’ capability for self-improvement.

The character traits of humans are an important subject matter that is revisited throughout the book, and Joybell provides a series of ‘tenets’ or principles on how one can improve upon their own self-confidence and be more courageous. I like how she uses the concept of the dragon to convey a person’s courage, and how that we have the ability to express that courage, especially when it comes to standing up for one’s principles. I recommend the book to anyone who seeks a thought-provoking read. The book will give you a different perspective on what it means to be courageous as well as on life itself.”

Learn more about Israel:

Israel Johnson is a software engineer who works in the U.S. Defense sector. He is a college graduate from the University of Virginia, having worked in research and development as well as in the healthcare industry. He also enjoys doing freelance work as an artist, having completed work as a concept artist for many volunteer projects in local communities.

You may connect with Israel on LinkedIn.

Israel is a brave and intelligent man. Be brave and intelligent like Israel. 😊

A Conversation With C. JoyBell C.: An interview with Hannah and Cailin Loesch

It was morning for me, nighttime for them; it was Sunday for me, Saturday for them. This is the most comprehensive interview I have done, thus far. Hannah and Cailin tell me that they grew up on my words, so they have been waiting a long time (many years) to ask me important questions! I told them to ask fully and freely to their hearts' desire! The result is rather extraordinary and I know that these questions are not only ones that they have been waiting to ask me, but are also ones that many, many other people have been wanting to ask me.

The interview is up on Tumblr and also up on their website. Enjoy it! It's a worthwhile read!

The Conversation of Dragons: A Book Review by Joanna Basior Yeh

Today I would like to introduce you to Joanna Basior Yeh (pictured here with her mother), company owner and business connoisseur. Familiarize yourself with her experience reading The Conversation of Dragons:

The Conversation of Dragons is a tell-all book; everything was laid out in front of me, in its true form, utterly bared and speaking directly into my Soul. This book challenged my own ideas, as well as many New Age “values”, forcing me to look deep into my Being and to acknowledge the Truth. Whether we deal with regret, the notion if we are all the same or different, religion, purity, evil, Water or Fire, this book guides the reader to help understand and adapt to what is naturally fitting; because essentially we are NOT the same. Everything is called, named and explained as it is, so very honestly and in the most straightforward way. Reading this book was truly an illuminative experience, which made me realize that a number of recent ideologies have been brainwashing us to abandon our true feelings, such as regret, confusing it with guilt, and as a result dulling our senses, making us lie to ourselves, thus depriving many of being who they genuinely are. The book acts as a no-nonsense guide to get back on the path of one’s Destiny, to become better and to shine brighter.

The book universally addresses any person who is willing to use his or her knowledge, intelligence and ability to understand the universal Truth. It is written in such a way, that the message is discovered and clearly seen by people of different backgrounds. This is not to say it is easy and immediately obvious. What especially had me in a knot was the mention of the elements and the Yin and Yang; it took me days to dissect this! I faced a tremendous disorder in my mind because of my personal idea of the elements, the Yin and Yang and the Confucian philosophy as I understood it; C. JoyBell C.’s discourse about the elements and the feminine and masculine energies displayed a unique perspective I have never been exposed to. It is incredible how putting myself through the process of writing out, verbalizing and thinking about these ideas has created a shift (about a third way into the book) that completely altered how I read the rest of the book and how deeply it affected me. Suddenly, I had to question what I knew, research frantically, look inside myself, meditate… and finally all the pieces were beautifully put into their right place - this experience made me realize how limited yet unique and universal all of this can be. From that moment on, I continued reading hungrily; very frequently as a question formed in my mind, it was answered almost immediately. Seeming contradictions were skillfully put in front of me to consider, to take in, to understand and finally to embrace.

Truth and Beauty are universal values to pursue, to honor and to hold dear; everything else lies within darkness and light, all there for a reason. Realizing for the first time, or again, that indeed I am Fire, helps me place my attention where it matters. Guarding, handling, understanding and surrendering to my Flame, understanding its Power, be it raging, powerful, burning, playfully dancing, stepping back or providing guiding light; this brings me back to a meaningful existence here again: I’m ALIVE!

This book contains so much wisdom and help for all that you seek; a multitude of appreciation for being yourself, understanding wholeness — with all of its elements, from the outer layers to the inner depths — and invaluable insight and encouragement to proudly and bravely carry your flame, or to trust, appreciate and learn from the Fire-Bearers. It calls our Souls back to the basics and exposes them to their inner depths, helping us realize our Essence, while encouraging to flow with the fitting energy.

I felt compelled to read the book again, and the second time around I was able to deeply absorb the wisdom contained within this amazing work. I find myself frequently going back for reminders and encouragements within the pages of The Conversation of Dragons. This book is a daring eye-opener for the brave, the frightened, the regretful, the guilty, the loving and the beautiful Truth-Seekers.”

Learn more about Joanna:

Joanna (Basior) Yeh is the President of Sphera International, which she co-founded with her brother and business partner in 2010. She is also Managing Partner of Tempus Development Solutions, Inc; a Dallas, TX-based company, which services building development clientele in the US. Joanna attended University of Michigan, Peking University and Georgetown University where she graduated with degrees in Chinese Language and Linguistics.

Growing up in communist Poland and having acquired an education in Poland, the United States and China, Joanna gained a unique combination of technical knowledge and practical understanding of politics, culture and languages from three very different continents. Combining her unique background, education, cultural and linguistic knowledge, business acumen and creativity, Joanna successfully develops and directs international projects by implementing cutting-edge initiatives.

In line with Joanna's personal linguistic passions, she is an active language consultant and international conference and presentation advisor at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.

Joanna’s passions include volunteering, reading, writing, public speaking and innovation.

Charities close to heart:

Work Website

You may also connect with her on LinkedIn.

Joanna is formidable and kind. Be formidable and kind like Joanna. 😊

The Conversation of Dragons is now available for purchase on Amazon and other online bookstores. You may also place an order for this shipment at any of your local brick and mortar bookstores. Enjoy your journey!

The Conversation of Dragons: A Book Review by Rouba Khattar

Today, I’d like you to meet Rouba Khattar, a graduate from Hariri Canadian University who works as a medical underwriter in Lebanon. Through her words, you can see and feel what it is like to experience The Conversation of Dragons:

“This book is for the brave. If you fear an earthquake within your soul that would shift your pieces and restructure them, I warn you to not reach for this book. This book is a reform, a message sewn with strings from the universe.

The Conversation of Dragons is a continuation of the two prior conversation books, but it’s also an introduction into the Truth, the truth of yourself: your nature, your relationships and your destiny. It’s a guide without guiding, because it exists as a natural calling to those who wish to hear it and believe in it.

While I was reading it, I felt the words running through me all the way down to my roots, like water to a plant! The funny thing is that every one of the conversation books came to me at the perfect time, at phases in my life when I was asking myself certain questions to which I had amazingly found the answers for in the pages of these books!

Only with C. JoyBell C. do you learn how to alter the common meaning of ‘self-centered’ and turn it into a beautiful adventure! When you focus on becoming a better you, you learn how to grow bigger and larger than yourself. As you do so, competing with others and assessing others becomes insignificant, because your energy is fully invested in answering the call of your own destiny. The biggest challenges lie within us and as we tackle them, one by one, it reflects onto our settings and how we react to the world around us. This is a small insight into what The Conversation of Dragons has reinforced in me!

I have begun to understand the connection between the elements of nature and my own soul. I thought I was doing well by allying with water and it taught me to harden as a defense mechanism, but little did I know back then that to me it was self-degradation. Then, one day I saw the flames! They looked enticing to me, but at first I was too afraid to approach. As I gathered my courage, I slowly crawled closer to the heat and that’s when I started melting. In my melting I found the lost pieces of my soul. That’s when my inner dragon came out of its cave and called to me! The memory of my transformation was blurry up until I read this book. Now, I dance with the flame and sway all around it.

All of this comes down to one thing: Be Brave. Grab The Conversation of Dragons.”

Rouba introduces herself:

"I am Rouba Khattar and I am from Lebanon. I live in the lively and crazy city of Beirut. I work as a medical insurance underwriter. I am a dreamer and a cake lover. I grew up among music and books. Music has been and will always be my life companion. I write occasionally, and I have been doing it often lately. Travel is my delight and I hope to see the world one day. I like to inspire and be inspired. I know my dragon; I hope you get to know yours too."

You can connect with Rouba on LinkedIn.

Rouba is a determined and tenacious woman. Be determined and tenacious like Rouba. 😊

Dragons is already here! I published on the 12th of January, under the Full Wolf Moon; the first Full Moon of the year 2017. Look for it, find it!

The Conversation of Dragons: A Book Review by Ruh Ullah Mohammad Barna

I am very glad to introduce you all to Ruh Ullah Mohammad Barna (a.k.a. Ruh) who lives in Bangladesh. He prefers not to talk about his professional achievements, but wants to be known simply as a man who likes tea, photography, and other simple things in life. I am sure that his experience with The Conversation of Dragons will leave you astonished (as it did me). What a joy to receive this review as a gift!

“I don’t know if I ever anticipated so eagerly for a book, if not counting the harry potter ones.

To tell the truth, I was a bit afraid and worried about this one. Having my hopes so high, thanks to its predecessor. What if it wasn't that good? How would I feel? What would I say?

I couldn’t be more wrong.

It started right where the last one ended. Or maybe, the last one never ended, it simply returned in a new form. Those precious feelings all over again, maybe even stronger. Just another new chapter in our book of life, glued with the same ingredients.

And now, I am scared that my words might not be nearly good enough to make anyone realize what a mind-blowing experience they are going to face, embarking upon this transformative journey.

To me, the previous conversations were about knowing and finding myself, and this one is about being at ease with struggles, managing my inner self and outer self at the perfect harmony and feeling the urge to be at peace with life.

Before I continue any further, I must say - this book is not for everybody. I will recommend it only to those who already read and walked between the lines of previous books of this amazing trilogy. Even reading 1/3rd of this book, I wasn’t sure if I were capable to carry on. Or should I?

Whenever there’s failure, comes the self-doubt.

Whenever there’s doubt, comes the longing for knowledge.

The more I read her words, the more I accept myself in my eyes, the more I be at peace.

And I learn, how failures help us to be stronger.

And I regain the lost belief, It’s okay to be me.

Reading the whole book several times made me realize, it was mine all along.The magic of words being the wind beneath my wings.

If you don’t have the courage to break yourself into pieces to make yourself a new - to rise from the ashes like a Phoenix, it’s not for you. And if you’ve treasured the essence of Merachefet and Venusta close to your soul, the dragon awaits your arrival on its journey to take you to the brave new world.

Let the magic begin.

If the previous journey were about knowing thyself, this one is the gateway to a place beyond yourself to be found. There are ways and limit to correcting our own self to make it a better world worth living in, Dragons teaches us to place value and appreciate our selves by being gentle to our soul and mind.

In this soulful journey with our favorite philosopher C. Joybell C., I get to know and think about a lot of fascinating things like The Dragon Creed, Equilibrium, Vision of Neutrality, Yin and Yang ‘the fundamental particle’, Quantum Entanglement, Lightness of Being, The True Theory of Oneness or even Soul Alchemy.

But the things that I loved the most are the relationship between People and Elements of life. Water, Fire, Air, Earth – the way our life is affected by these elements. How they can show ways around, creating different opportunities and outcome depending on us and their own nature.

And as always we get to find more gems as we proceed through the pages of wisdom. The truth is the truth, no matter what. There’s no light without darkness, no redemption without suffering. It's okay to make mistakes because it proves we tried and can always repent for things that came out wrong. Regrets help us to try to be flawless. Pain exists only to help us be better.

And for those who want to acquire dragon sight, to see things as they really are; we need to learn to bow and rise like the flame, be humble with love. Sometimes its simply all about ‘being there’ being ‘just’ who we are. The purity of heart is all that we need to understand and the lightness of being.

On a footnote, I must say again — This series of books has been one of the most influential ones I have ever come upon. It’s a remedy to the broken hearts and dumb stuck mind, those lost their ways in the maze — even the imaginary ones.

It’s time, finally now is the time to Fly. Let the Metamorphosis continue.”

Learn more about Ruh from his own words:

“ Sometimes it seems to me, I were born to be a wanderer. I like to roam around places and into the minds of people, maybe that’s why I became a reader. I can’t sing, usually I hum alongside my favorite songs. Mostly, I just listen or try to. Let it be music or things people wants to tell through unuttered words. I don’t really understand that much about art as well, I just love how people convey their thoughts and feelings via their creations. Maybe I am just another observer who is in love with the idea of feeling alive!

I am kind of a selfish man, I love my family and friends over anything, even more than I love myself. I look for devotion in every aspect of life, total submission of time and mind is all I give and desire in return. I don’t have any time for any people or things that doesn’t feel like mine.

I believe in the simplest joy of being alive and glancing upon magic of the moments we pass by, that’s why I like to take photos almost all the time. And sometimes when I miss out on capturing another moment worth living, I try to write like the way a child draws with words. Maybe I am a wannabe poet who wants to feel like a magician after writing a good piece to be remembered by.

I always try to live being thankful about anything and everything around my being, I love to make people feel good whenever they can use another smile. Because, often life is all about just being there for the ones you love and care about. So, I think that’s it. I am just another mostly happy simpleton reader who enjoys reading between the lines.”

You may connect with Ruh on Linkedin here.

Ruh is an insightful, intuitive man. Be insightful and intuitive like Ruh. 😊

The Conversation of Dragons is right now with my beta reader team and it will be published this month (January 2017). Look for it, find it!
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