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Martin Boroson (Author)
Christopher Gilvan-Cartwright (Author)

Becoming Me

Becoming Me

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Kanzeon Press
7.75 X 7.75 in
36 pg

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"This nondenominational and nonsectarian work affirms love as the linchpin of the universe." — Spirituality & Health. AGES FOUR TO FOREVER

From its remarkable opening line, “Once upon a time, I was,” this little book takes you on a cosmic journey into the heart of who you are. With deceptively simple language by Martin Boroson, and breath-taking illustrations by Christopher Gilvan-Cartwright, Becoming Me conveys the deepest mystical view of life as a process of divine self-discovery.

Profound and playful, this ‘children’s book for adults’ has been hailed by psychologists, scientists, and leaders of many different faiths. Best given to celebrate life’s big moments or to comfort people feeling sad, anxious, or lonely, Becoming Me has been taught in philosophy classes and religious sermons, and has uplifted people at every stage of their spiritual journey. This new edition is an ideal gift for new babies, weddings … or yourself. Perfect for the bedside table.

“One of those magical stories that can color your whole life, however young or old you are. . . The simple words and radiant illustrations convey the most powerful, heart-resonating truths about creation and why we are here.” — Cygnus Reviews

Martin Boroson Christopher Gilvan-Cartwright
Author Bio

Martin Boroson studied philosophy at Yale University and earned an MBA at the Yale School of Management. He is a psychotherapist and executive coach, trained in transpersonal psychology with Dr. Stanislav Grof, and is a priest in the Hollow Bones Rinzai Zen order.

Apart from teaching the deeper meaning of Becoming Me in interfaith lectures and seminars, he serves as the Dean of Transformational Programs at Mobius Executive Leadership and is co-founder of The One Moment Company, which helps leaders solve the ‘time problem’. He is author of One-Moment Meditation: Stillness for People on the Go, published in twelve languages and featured as a thirty-day series on stress relief on He has taught OMM in leadership retreats and employee seminars at many large corporations and hospitals, and created the 5* mobile app, One-Moment Meditation®, and the popular video, “How to Meditate in a Moment.”

Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, aka The Baron Gilvan, is a painter, performer and animator.

Graduating from Central St Martins he won the Royal Overseas League bursary to paint in India and Nepal. He designed the BBC Proms logos for two seasons, has exhibited extensively and performed at the Jerwood Gallery Hastings. Chris also trained at Kracow Academy of Fine Arts, Poland, and University of Brighton. He has taught over 20 years from Foundation to Degree level. Chris is a member of Central Illustration Agency and has illustrated 20 children's books, including 'Becoming Me', Frances Lincoln Publishing.