This book was published by a local publisher, Areca Books (based in Penang, Malaysia). While the publisher made many significant and creative contribution to the design, layout and the improvement of photographs, the book was originally designed by the creative director of Public Media Agency, Adeline, for the Global Centre for the Study of Sustainable Futures and Spirituality. Her contribution has been acknowledged.
The book raises very fundamental and uncomfortable existential questions. It raises them for all of us so that we may be sensitive to the ways we manage our private and public lives in relation to our present and future on this planet, on Mother Earth.
"I...read Nat’s thirty-two Meditations very carefully, pausing after reading each one to reflect on the profound insights and messages contained therein, as well as learning that each meditation possessed powerful ideas and evocative images with respect to the world of the future and the role that sustainable cultures and cosmologies in Asia can play in this. This enabled me to see that these meditations - indeed the entire book including the Appendix - lead us to a world that is far more in keeping with the emotional, sustainable, and spiritual requirements of the future than the physical, material, and technical demands of the present...It is one of the most far-sighted, thoughtful, and moving statements I have ever read on what is wrong with the current world system and what is required to set things right."
D. Paul Schafer
Director, World Culture Project