Author interview 149 – Safali Sisodia


Safali Sisodia

Singapore

Age 35




Safali worked as a postgraduate teacher, where she helped and motivated many young adolescent students about how to deal with different life situations. She spends most of her time reading and searching about the philosophy of life, its origin, and how the human brain created this world from nature to this sophisticated artificial world. Safali loves music, reading, cooking, and gardening. She stays in Singapore and wants to continue writing more books about the way of life. She has learned palmreading, numerology, Reiki and meditation techniques – not for professional use, but to connect with the higher soul. This is her first book. The idea for this book came during the lockdown when she spent more time reading books like Bhagwat Gita, Autobiography of the Yogi and many more. These books inspired her to write about her own spiritual journey and with a noble desire to be able to influence others to benefit from this.

This book says that life will always put you in different situations to deal with and gives you the choice to accept them positively and fight OR keep ignoring them and make excuses for your failures and blaming others including God. But when you understand your origin, your true self, then you will realize that the things you want in your life are already yours. You just have to discover your own self and connect with the Supreme Soul.
The main highlights of this book are    
Why are people so corrupt?
Why do people think that pain and suffering are for them, but not happiness?
How many Gods do we have? 1 or more than 10,000?
How does our mind play games with us?
What are the ways to control the thoughts created by our own mind?
Is there a spiritual way to deal with the different situations in life?
Why are both spiritual and material life important for us? 
The imbalance creates problems. The presence of the soul is proof of the existence of spiritual life on this planet. Your body is made up of matter. So if you focus on your body, mind, and ego only, then what you will get is stress and anxiety. If you focus only on your soul, then also you will feel lonely. The best is to create a balance of both. How to create this balance is what you will deeply discover in this book. If you apply the knowledge of “The choice is yours” then you can achieve what many would regard as impossible.

Romelia:   WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN ABOUT WRITING?

Safali Sisodia:   If you want to become a good writer you first become a good reader. Today is your day so don’t wait for any right moment to come in your life to start writing. Just do it.

Romelia:   HOW MANY HOURS A DAY DO YOU WRITE?

Safali Sisodia:   I spend 3hr to 4 hr depending on productivity.

Romelia:   WHEN YOU ARE WRITING AN EMOTIONAL OR DIFFICULT SCENE, HOW DO SET THE MOOD?

Safali Sisodia:   I try to be neutral. 

Romelia:   WHOM DO YOU TRUST FOR OBJECTIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM OF YOUR WORK?

Safali Sisodia:   I trust my husband for objective and constructive criticism of my work.

Romelia:   HOW DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE SUBJECT OR THEME OF YOUR BOOK?

Safali Sisodia:   I experienced some incident in my life that provoked me to write on my desired topic and I have mentioned it in my book

Romelia:   WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WRITE IN YOUR PARTICULAR FIELD OR GENRE? IF YOU WRITE MORE THAN ONE, HOW DO YOU BALANCE THEM?

Safali Sisodia:   Since childhood, I always felt that there is something beyond this body. I am a strong believer. I always feel, like our parents, God also wants us to be happy whether we follow our parent’s rules. It is our choices that make us happy or sad. 

Romelia:   WHAT CULTURAL VALUE DO YOU SEE IN WRITING?

Safali Sisodia:   Writing helps in saving our culture for centuries. writing helps to develop society better. 

Romelia:   HOW DOES YOUR BOOK RELATE TO YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE OR OTHER LIFE PATH?

Safali Sisodia:   My book is related to my spiritual journey so far which is explained in detail in the book.

Romelia:   WHAT WERE YOUR GOALS AND INTENTIONS IN THIS BOOK, AND HOW WELL DO YOU FEEL YOU ACHIEVED THEM?

Safali Sisodia:   I believe that imbalance creates problems. the presence of the soul is proof of the existence of spiritual life and our body is made up of matter. So, if we focus on our body, mind, and ego only, then what we will get is stress and anxiety. Similarly, if we focus only on our soul, then also you will feel lonely. the best is to create a balance of both. how to create this balance is what you will deeply discover in this book. 

If you apply the knowledge of “the choice is yours” then you can achieve what many would regard as impossible. You can clear your bad memories which are creating a blockage in your success. I saw that people can easily relate to my book.  

Romelia:   CAN YOU SHARE SOME STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE YOU MET WHILE RESEARCHING THIS BOOK?

Safali Sisodia:   The idea for writing this book came during the lockdown when I spent more time reading books like Bhagwat Gita, the autobiography of the yogi, and many more. These books inspired me to write about my own spiritual journey and with a noble desire to be able to influence others to benefit from this.

Romelia:   WHAT ARE SOME OF THE REFERENCES THAT YOU USED WHILE RESEARCHING THIS BOOK?

Safali Sisodia:   Bhagwat Gita.

Romelia:   WHAT DO YOU THINK MOST CHARACTERIZES YOUR WRITING?

Safali Sisodia:   Clear and focused, easy to understand, and reader-friendly language.   

Romelia:   WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART OF WRITING THIS BOOK?

Safali Sisodia:   The hardest part of writing this book is the beginning. It is easy to have the idea of writing a book but to start writing takes some amount of dedication and discipline.

Romelia:   ARE THERE VOCABULARY WORDS OR CONCEPTS IN YOUR BOOK THAT MAY BE NEW TO READERS? DEFINE SOME OF THOSE.

Safali Sisodia:   I refrained from using any typical or complicated words so that readers can really read the book instead of searching for the meanings.

Romelia:   ARE THERE UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS OR IDEAS FEATURED IN YOUR BOOK? IF SO, DISCUSS THEM.

Safali Sisodia:   The central idea of the book is to condition the mind to create balance which will result in permanent happiness.

Romelia:   ARE THERE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT YOUR BOOK? IF SO, EXPLAIN.

Safali Sisodia:   My book is an easy and simple language with which you can easily connect.

It is not at all a religious book. It’s a spiritual book where you can understand how life gives you the chance to choose and how your choice makes you.

Romelia:   WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUBJECT/GENRE, THAT THEY NEED TO KNOW?

Safali Sisodia:   Through this book, I want to spread happiness all over the world. I want to spread awareness that it is always your choices which ultimately convert into your reality. In recent reviews, I saw that people can easily relate to my book.

Romelia:   WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Safali Sisodia:   To give someone the idea about how your life choices make your life. I am blessed with good family and friends who are always there as a backbone.

Romelia:   HOW DID YOU GET TO BE WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR LIFE TODAY?

Safali Sisodia:   I worked as a postgraduate teacher, where I tried to help and motivate many young adolescent students about how to deal with different life situations. I used to spend most of my time reading and searching about the philosophy of life, its origin, and how the human brain created this world from nature to this sophisticated artificial world. I learned palm reading, numerology, reiki, and meditation techniques – not for professional use, but to connect with the higher soul. This is my first book and I aspire to write more in the coming months.

Romelia:   WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS THAT YOU FEEL WERE INFLUENTIAL IN YOUR WORK? WHAT IMPACT HAVE THEY HAD ON YOUR WRITING?

Safali Sisodia:   Bhagwat Gita, power of now, the autobiography of a yogi, power of positive thinking, fearless and free, and power of habit are a few books which I like the most, and my book the choice is yours’ is about life will always put you in different situations to deal with and gives you the choice to accept them positively and fight or keep ignoring them and make excuses for your failures and blaming others including God. But when you understand your origin, your true self, then you will realize that the things you want in your life are already yours. You just have to discover your own self and connect with the supreme soul. 

Romelia:   WHAT DID YOU FIND MOST USEFUL IN LEARNING TO WRITE? WHAT WAS LEAST USEFUL OR MOST DESTRUCTIVE?

Safali Sisodia:   Problem-solving ability and how to improve your life by just changing choices that I use to make.

Romelia:   ARE YOU A FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME WRITER? HOW DOES THAT AFFECT YOUR WRITING?

Safali Sisodia:   I am a full-time writer and it helps me to concentrate on my writing without any regular distractions.

Romelia:   WHAT ARE SOME DAY JOBS THAT YOU HAVE HELD? IF ANY OF THEM IMPACTED YOUR WRITING, SHARE AN EXAMPLE.

Safali Sisodia:   I worked as a postgraduate teacher, where I helped and motivated many young adolescent students about how to deal with different life situations. I used to share motivational stories with them.  

Romelia:   HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT EBOOKS VS PRINT BOOKS AND ALTERNATIVE VS CONVENTIONAL PUBLISHING?

Safali Sisodia:   For me, hard print books and alternative publishing are both good. However, given a choice, I will always choose the hard print copy.

Romelia:   WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE FUTURE OF READING/WRITING?

Safali Sisodia:   E-book and audiobooks are taking trying to replace print books. This is a hard fact.

Romelia:   WHAT MAKES YOUR BOOK STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?

Safali Sisodia:   It is a very simple English language book. and anyone can easily relate to this book very easily. this book is not asking to do anything hard you just have to do follow the steps as I explained in the book.

Romelia:   DO YOU WRITE MORE BY LOGIC OR INTUITION, OR SOME COMBINATION OF THE TWO? SUMMARIZE YOUR WRITING PROCESS.

Safali Sisodia:   Both.

Romelia:   WHAT IS YOUR ROLE IN THE WRITING COMMUNITY?

Safali Sisodia:   This is my first book for which I got nominated in the new author’s category and I am trying to network.

Romelia:   WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE PRESENT? WHAT DO YOUR PLANS FOR FUTURE PROJECTS INCLUDE?

Safali Sisodia:   I am working on my second book which is on feminism.

Romelia:   DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN A FEW SENTENCES. TELL US SOMETHING WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU AND SOMETHING YOU HATE ABOUT THE WORLD.

Safali Sisodia:   I am Safali Sisodia. I am an Indian and stay in Singapore.  I love music, reading, cooking, and gardening. I want to continue writing more books about the way of life. 

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