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Author Highlight: Preeti Pathak Discusses her New Book ‘Enrich Life’ and Stories from her Life

We are back with another author interview. Today, with us, we have Preeti Pathak – the author of ‘Enrich Life’. Preeti Pathak, the founder of Empyreal, is well known for her soul-stirring debut book, 25 Essentials To Happy Living. She is a force to reckon when it comes to mentoring and counselling people for enriching their lives. Today, she talks about her journey as a writer and about her second book, Enrich Life. Stay tuned…while we chat with her.

Do you mind if you could tell our audience a bit about your organization Empyreal?

Through my journey of life, I realized that life is not complicated but we complicate it by our own self for the Self as well as for others. Being a people’s person, from an early age, it gave me immense satisfaction to guide and facilitate people to see the obvious and not-so-obvious for a balanced, happy and enriched life. With this vision, Empyreal was formed. To help all – empower their real self through my blogs, books, and interactive sessions & workshops.

What inspired you to write this book?

While I was freelancing for a web portal I connected with innumerable aspects of the Self which, people tend to either suppress or ignore in their day-to-day living. I realized that if each one aspires to be happy always, then a deep connect with the Self is imperative. And Enrich Life started taking shape.

Are you planning to write any fiction book, like novel, or short stories in the near future?

My next writing would be a unique concept in my style of writing. And I would like to keep it as a surprise for my readers.

Do you read spiritual books? Is there any writer that influenced you heavily?

I usually read books on the philosophy of life, spirituality, esoteric science, biographies and sometimes I read fiction books (by my author friends). I strongly connect with the writings of Sri Sri Paramhansa Yogananda. His classic book ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ is a must-read. It is a magnetic book which unveils new learning every time you read it.

How do you think you’ve evolved as a life enricher over the years?

I believe life is a journey with work always in progress. We learn and evolve through different experiences in life. And it has been absolutely fulfilling and enriching at every stage with subtle and deeper learnings. Every time I accomplish something I tell myself, ‘this is it’ only to be surprised with a new opportunity in the form of a challenge and I am enriched evermore. 

Which is the best ‘SELF’ aspect according to you?

I strongly believe self-love and self-respect are fundamental aspects of the Self. When you respect and nurture your own self for who you are; confidence, belief and evolution of the Self gradually starts and magical journey of transformation begins for a happy and enriched life.

What’s the best experience you’ve gained through your writing?

I feel immensely satisfied and empowered. Through writing, I am able to fulfill my life’s purpose and vision to seek freedom and help people find theirs. It is an humbling experience.

Do you think that spiritual writing has a purpose and meaning? How do you see it with reference to your own work?

Every form of writing has a true purpose and an essence. Spirituality is aligning own thoughts, actions and understand different perspectives for a stress-free and happy life. When you are aware and accept a situation, people or challenge in life, instead of being in denial and take a pragmatic view without any ego attached you are practicing spirituality in day-to-day life. Resolve to evolve is one of my spiritual mantra which, I practice in every arena of life.

Where do you write from? Do you go to a specific ambience like beach or mountains or something else?

To write I need my work-station, my space, and absolute seclusion.

Would you like to share some of your writing tips with the aspiring authors?

Believe in your work and concept. Follow your heart and let the inspirations flow.

Connect with Preeti Pathak:

Facebook: Empyreal-inspirational writings by Preeti Pathak
Twitter: @AuthorPreeti
Website: www.empyreal.in

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