Jose de la Torre, Author of Spiritual Living for Busy People
In today’s frantically busy world, how can we find the time to live spiritually? What does living spiritually mean, anyway? Why are we even here? What is the point of it all? Spiritual Living for Busy People answers all of these questions, and many more. When you read this accessible, thought-provoking book, you will: • Learn what it means to live spiritually, and why taking small breaks for spiritual refreshment can offer great benefits. • See how you can live spiritually, without a significant investment of your time. • Discover your purpose in life, your reason for being here. • Find out how you can MAP IT FIRST, DUDE to find the path to fulfillment. • Claim your power to create the life you want. • Consider how obtaining inner peace can contribute to world peace. Be at peace!
Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Jose de la Torre whose book Spiritual Living for Busy People charmed as well as captivated me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love self-help and alternative living guides but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Jose de la Torre, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Jose de la Torre will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Jose de la Torre!
José de la Torre spent over twenty years researching different faiths and philosophies, trying to understand the nature of our reality, reconcile his heart with his mind, and discover how world peace can be possible, all while working and raising a family. He shares his story and his conclusions in his book, Spiritual Living for Busy People.
He shares and pursues his passion for life as a public speaker, author and holistic life coach. He is also passionate about Qi Gong and teaching others about energy, breath and movement.
He and his beautiful wife are raising two amazing and talented young ladies.
Now, how wonderful does Jose de la Torre sound?! Jose de la Torre is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of Jose de la Torre work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and Jose de la Torre, I hope that you enjoy Jose de la Torre’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?
When I was young, I accepted what I was taught about the faith I was raised in. Then, when I got into college, I found myself questioning everything I had been taught about my faith, and found myself conflicted between my heart and my mind. This sent me into a tailspin for almost twenty years. During that time, I learned about many other faiths and beliefs, all the while trying to reconcile my heart and what I knew to be true, with my mind, which had to rationalize and explain everything logically.
Finally, I came to a realization that reconciled the two, and I finally found peace in my heart. So, I felt inspired to write a book outlining my own journey of faith and spirituality, so that maybe I could help others who may be going through the same kinds of struggles. Religions tell us to act and believe one way, but sometimes those things are not necessary for one to be spiritual and have an experience of the Creator. Everyone is a spiritual being, and can have spiritually fulfilling lives, so my book tries to outline the ways we can still live spiritually, even amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life.
What would your advice be for aspiring writers?
When I first started writing, I tried to interview people in my community who others looked up to as spiritual leaders, to get their take on living spiritually. I found myself at a roadblock, because people in faith communities do not typically want to share their spiritual beliefs and experiences with those outside their communities. At the time I had a writing coach, who told me to stop calling people to try and survey them, and to just write from my heart. So that would be my advice for anyone wanting to write a book on spirituality or self-help: don’t let yourself be held up by others, but move along with what your heart wants to share with the world.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?
I think the most powerful part of a book is the author’s personal testimony. If you want to write a self-help book or a book on spirituality, then talk about how it changed and affected your life. What happened to you? How did it change your life? How did it affect those around you? I think sometimes people are afraid to talk about what they really feel or what they have experienced in their lives or what they really believe because they’re afraid of being judged by their family or friends. Yet, this is the most powerful part of the book, in my opinion. Do your ideas work? Personal testimonies can help inspire others who may be struggling with similar challenges.
What is your writing process like?
For me, I write best when there are no interruptions. I sit down with my cup of tea or coffee, and gather my thoughts. Since I already have an outline in my mind of what I want to say, I can then just start writing what I want to say. I usually have everything I want to say thought out in my mind before I actually start writing, so then it’s just a matter or getting the thoughts down on paper.
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?
I don’t have a set schedule, so pretty much I write when I feel inspired. I’m also really busy with a family and work, so I write whenever I can find a block of quiet time.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
Absolutely! I’m mostly interested in spirituality, self-help and what is called the “Truth” movement. One of the first authors that really made an impact on me was Eckhart Tolle, with The Power of Now, and later A New Earth. I’m also a fan of David Icke, and Stewart and Janet Swerdlow. I think I can say I’ve read almost every one of their books, and follow their weekly vlogs and podcasts. I just started David Icke’s newest book, Everything You Need to Know and Have Never Been Told, which just came out earlier this year.
Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?
Probably not for a long while. I don’t have any plans to write another book right now, but I’m open to the possibility.
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Jose de la Torre! If you have liked what you have read about Jose de la Torre and are interested in learning more about Jose de la Torre and reading Jose de la Torre’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.
Goodbye for now book lovers,