Today we talk about Constant, a book by I, the person published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author I, the person to get to know him better, what was the moment that led him to the writing of his book Constant, as well what sensation he felt when he read his life on the pages of his book.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- What was the moment that led you to the writing of your autobiographical story?
I wanted my readers to perceive me very personally, to believe me…I wanted to gain their attention and human trust from the first moment. I intended to show them that I am a person of flesh and bones, as they are. I also wanted to draw readers’ attention to the surprising, fragility and complexity of our lives, but above all I wanted to emphasize the decisive role of something that gives strength to our lives, generation after generation, if we have been well-raised. It is good will and persistence in fulfilling it. Finally, I wanted to indicate the greatest mystery of our lives. That there is someone who lives our unique lives with us – with our successes and failures. He who heals our wounds and torments, and who daily keeps his fingers crossed for us. He who daily offers us good ways out, and daily forgives us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Finally, I wanted to naturally show readers how my Slavic soul works. I wanted to be close to them. I don’t know if I succeeded. The readers will judge that.
- What sensations did you feel by ‘reading’ your life on the pages of your book?
It was a storm of emotions. But all the while I could see the sun breaking through the lightning and the clouds. I also felt insecure… if I should really write it. That’s also why I asked my parents about it first and then also I asked… you know. I felt mostly sadness, obviously. But just as intensely I felt wonder and admiration for what my parents were like, for how they were able to deal with their lives. I was and still am proud of them for that. My mother, my father, my brother, my wife and my children, my grandparents and extended family, my unnamed friends and comrades, my girlfriends, my classmates and teachers and also all the other people I have met in my life. All my life I somehow didn’t have time to tell these people the most important thing – that I am grateful to them. That I thank them all for everything they gave me. That they filled my spirit with soul, by good and bad. So, I guess I wanted to pay off my debt after all. But to make the repayment complete, I must say today that the autobiographical part of my book is full of all kinds of bad deeds of known and unknown people. But I wrote practically nothing about my personal mistakes and missteps. And there were many of them. So how do I undo this? Maybe just by admitting that I’m neither as good nor as smart as readers might think. I wanted them to be like that.
- What particularly significant experiences in your life find expression in your book?
One of the first poems I wrote as a high school student began like this: “I put out my cigarette and looked for a roof under which I could put my thoughts away. But the world won’t give me peace…”. In addition to all the good and happiness that was given to me and surrounded me, I, just like today, even then saw around me a lot of misunderstanding, injustice, pain, indifference, ambiguity, death, stupidity, insidiousness and other malice. But due to fulfilling all the responsibilities of life, I did not have time to familiarize myself with it all. However, one day many years ago, I told my nurse at the clinic that I would write a book and that everyone will cry. I didn’t mean that they would shed tears, but that they would cry so quietly, internally. And then, when they cry out…So, then the day came when I could finally afford it. I began to seriously read the Book of books. Until then, no scientific, philosophical, religious and social theories had fully satisfied me. So, I began to read Genesis hoping to find knowledge and satisfaction. But I got stuck in the very first sentence. Then I looked closely at Einstein’s equation and suddenly I knew what my book would look like. I had the biographical part done over the weekend and so were the final parts of my book. I only had a problem with the middle part, because I still didn’t know what the soul was. By chance/? / an old man helped me. Then everything made sense to me. I didn’t look for anymore. I just finished my book in a mixture of calmness, enthusiasm and satisfaction. And I ended it with an equation that I had never seen anywhere before.
- What are the messages you want to send out to your readers?
There are quite a few of them. I wrote them at the end of my book. However, I would like to highlight one message. There is a widely known saying that all people understand, regardless of their own language, because it is in a language that, paradoxically, no longer lives – in Latin: “Memento mortis”. It very rightly encourages people to lead an active life. It encourages them to treat their life as the most valuable jewel they have in their hands, and this absolutely unique fact will never be repeated. Amazing statement. But it is not sufficient. Too many, indeed too many people, not understanding the meaning of life, the meaning of existence, misunderstand it: “As long as I live, I want to enjoy life to the fullest, regardless of anyone and anything, because one day I will die and then I can get over everything.” These people are no longer interested in further existence. But it should interest them! Religious people are interested, but their religious ideas about the future life and destiny are confused. And these are hurting them more than they are aware of. The kingdom of heaven will be one space-time. It will not be divided into two worlds – heaven and hell. God does not care about such things. And the possibility that he could kill some people a second time and this time for good isn’t worth to him, because everyone cares about someone and God above all. In the Kingdom of Heaven, when we remember the good, we have done, we will momentarily experience heaven, and when we remember the evil, we have done, we will momentarily experience hell. However, there will be something more. We will experience this non-stop. It will be salvation. Our memories, even those that we have already forgotten, are and will be eternal, because God’s memory, from which he will pass on to us, what is his, after the re-creation, is eternal. That’s why my message is: “Memento mentes”.
- Are you planning to write more books?
I wrote my book Constant knowing that it would be the only one. I tried to give people an image of existence in it. Such a complete one, which would make head and tail of it and which would make sense and lead people to realize that humanity must change. That they have to give up the principles that have determined the fate of humanity for the time being. The definitive destiny of humanity, which is intended for us, is completely different. We must abandon the principle of the total ego and the mechanism by which we apply it – social Darwinism. We must reject the NWO- the new world order, which is not order but chaos, and which is not new because it is as old as humanity itself. It’s just stretched to the point of absurdity: it passes off evil as good and good as evil and wants to convince us that there is no point in distinguishing these two aspects, because both are normal – they are part of reality. No one denies that good and evil are part of reality. But it is true that good is normal and evil is a deviation from normal – it is therefore abnormal. NWO promoters want to erase the term abnormal from our minds, from medical and psychological diagnostic lists, and even from dictionaries. And of course, other “harmful” terms such as honour, compassion, tenderness, mercy…Humanity needs to adopt a completely different principle: That man is man’s brother. That we are here to help each other and not attack one another, even with atomic weapons…We need a change that will finally make it valid: “Man- that sounds proud.” I am not sure if I managed to fulfil this goal with my book Constant. I’m not sure if I’ve really said everything I wanted to, or if I’ve said it clearly enough. So, may be … Who knows… We will see.
Europe Books thanks the author I, the person once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book Constant. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I wish this book encourages you to live an active life, to treat your life as the most precious jewel, having respect for yourself and for others that you meet on your way for a little, for a long time or forever.
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy your reading!