Inspired by a Rumi poem, this mystical picture book for young readers emphasizes the vast inter-connectedness of the world and each of us.
What if I try a little...
And as soon as you thought it,
it started to happen.
(That’s how powerful you are!)
Whatever you thought of,
you started to become!
You Are Everything takes readers on a journey that begins before the existence of space and time and ends in the present day. Illustrated by Iranian-American artist Shilla Shakoori, the story is a cosmically inclusive embrace of our interconnectedness.
With each turn of the page your transformation unfolds from a being that just is to one that becomes the world around us. And if you can take a moment off from all the doing that you do, author Arabian suggests, and let yourself simply be, you may realize that you are not just one person -- you are also everything in the universe.
Readers who love Rumi and stories from Persian mystics or anyone interested in mindfulness and a greater awareness of being in the world will love You Are Everything.