There is a Buddhist proverb, “When the student is ready, the master appears”. Luckily, the master appeared to me in the fourth decade of my life. This is why I call my book Halfway. My life had been blessed by three significant falls where I felt the caress of death.

The first, an emotional fall, a heartbreak.
The second, a loss of faith and addiction.
The third, a business failure.

After my third fall, I had a clear vision. I understood that if I were ever to get up again, I needed to make a significant change in my life’s orbit. I couldn’t afford a fourth fall.

The essence of this book can be summarized in this simple and wise quote which will guide me for the rest of my life, my second Halfway:

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes”, Carl Jung.

Infinitely grateful,
Hani Hajar