Honoring the Mystery is my first collection of poems, stories and contemplations published by Jeff Brown's Enrealment Press in 2017. It has some of my finest worded pieces, where I through an act of deep meditation attempt to bring out a universal novelty; words that move the beholder/reader into deeper space.
I wanted to write a book where every human being, no matter their profession, age or culture would find at least one page to be resonating with their heart, because I find it important that we have several ways of re-connecting with our heart. This book offers you grounded, daily wisdom and inspiration to love yourself and the world. To look at hardships with strength and softness, to find the compassionate soul-ular muscles to move forward into new, unwritten chapters of your own life with grace and honor.
"This book is not for an easy read on the way to work. When opening this book you are immediately welcome into a new space of thought.
When I read I have to stop just to consume. The poems and text seem very light on first glace because of them being short looking, but refer back to his forward: "You will hopefully, in the play and display of syntaxed words, experience yourself...". Not light poetry at all after reading that introduction. At various points I find myself reflecting on my relationships and my understanding with myself and those who are close to me. It because of the heaviness of the content itself.
I recommend to those looking for a self growth book without the typical mumbo jumbo. This book is to reflect and chew on so that you can commit to reflecting and growing yourself as a person, a professional and a lover."
- Marcelo Lopez
"Let me tell you one thing, this is not the kind of book that you are supposed to finish reading at one go. In fact if you want to, you could read the entire book in couple of hours but that's not purpose of this book, not at al. Each page and each poem is an invitation for you to look into yourself more deeply and Zdravko helps you expand your consciousness with his soulful writing. Read this book with a meditative mind and you will see its magic."
"Once this book was opened it was impossible to close. Read from cover to cover and then flipped backward to reread. Zdravko Stefanovic is a writer of deep simplicity, much like the wonder of existance in which he writes about. The bold truth in his poetry is profoundly powerful and lifechanging. He brings forth new insights and perspectives with the essence of lifes magic behind it all. An amazing book to read, but futher than that, to continue to revisit when feeling uninspired or tired of life for it will definitely awaken your soul and remind you of the magic in this journey we are all on. With even minimal interaction with Zdravko it is evident he radiates creativity, awareness and tranquility which demonstrates that he not only writes about connecting to the source but also lives by his writings. You won't know what you are missing until you read this book!"
- Katarina Bucic
"Pure soul talking. Could not put this collections of poems down, an amazing read!!"