Conversations With The Author Ricardo Williams:
In Unchained Mind: Powerful Life Changing Thoughts On Peace, Love, And Success, Ricardo Williams, who wrote the book by living and writing every experience that brought him peace, love, and success, admits that it was not an easy journey. Life has a way of reflecting every thought and every act either in a positive way with positive returns, or a negative way with negative returns.
One of the reasons for writing the book is that he wanted to help people who struggled with issues of anxiety, rejection, and depression. He had a friend who he watched struggled with anxiety almost to the point of being suicidal. He felt a need to go deeper into understanding the workings of the Mind with regards to thoughts. He started the journey of tracking the effects of his thoughts. The book explains in more details how thoughts affect the kind of life experience, we subject to ourselves. How it affects our peace, love, and quest to succeed.
He spent a lot of time in silencing his mind, and his emotions in the process. Most of his meditation, he did in the shower. “The feel of water falling on my head, and face, and disrupting my breathing while I remain calm is a great experience in focus for me,” He said. “When I was a kid, I had long hair until I was age 4, I believe. I remember, Mom washing my hair, and the feeling of water and soap running down my face made me panic. I would kick and scream trying to do anything to get away from her firm grip. Today, I can sit comfortably under water in the shower for hours.”
Growing up in Grenada, he didn’t know what he wanted to do. At one point, he thought he was going to be an actor. “My mom had named me Ricardo after that popular actor Ricardo Montalban, so that always stayed in the back of my mind,” He said. “I was a good artist and won a lot of friends by my ability to draw. My classmates used to gather around me as I drew cowboys. They would ask me to draw for them. Cowboy movies were big in the 70’s, and I was the go to guy when it came to art.”
His first major experience with writing came when he was 14. “My English teacher asked us to write a letter. I can’t remember the topic of the letter, but I was shocked when he asked me to stand up at the start of the class. I wasn’t an A student, so I was nervous. I thought he was going to ridicule me. But he didn’t. He said it was one of the best letters, he had ever read. He said it was to the point and effective. He used it as a model for the class. I took that to mean that I should be a writer.” He said. “Then someone, told me that if I am going to be a writer, I would have to read a lot of books. I hated reading. I found it difficult to read and concentration. I was the type of person who would read and sing at the same time. Music always took preference over the lines I was reading. Sometimes I would read the line in a book repeatedly until I grasped it. It was tedious because of my lack of focus.”
Later when he was getting his Business Management degree, while working full-time, he still had problems reading. He developed a strategy that instead of reading books, he scanned chapters for the important points, he needed to learn. He became an A student in the process.
Besides writing books, Ricardo also wrote songs. He did Stand-up comedy, and even performed in a play with Heritage Theater at an International Theater Competition in Aruba.
His hope is that the book helps others achieve peace, love, and success. He is hoping also that it inspires others to become writers.
“I try to share a lot of my writings to inspire other Grenadians to engage in the writing process. We are a talented people and we are blessed with an island that is spiritually fulfilling due to its numerous white sandy beaches and blue,clear, waters. Combine that with its many hills, mountains and lush green vegetation sheltering numerous rivers, and waterfalls, and you have the perfect environment for great writing.
This is his second book. His first being “Dear God, An Impatient Conversation With A Patient God,” was a personal journey in spiritual development. His new book, “Unchained Mind: Powerful Life Changing Thought On Peace, Love, and Success,” is available at AuthorHouse as a paper back or eBook. It’s also available at Amazon, and Barnes And Nobles.