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What keeps us constantly moving?


Through personal and clients’ stories Angela Silva Mendes reminds us to learn to recognize the roadmaps that keep us trapped in the perpetual rat race, for only then we can stop the mindless busyness.


This book is the outcome of over 30 years of integrated experiences , lessons from self-work, work with children, women, refugees, and families, in Africa, Europe and America. The results of Angela’s work are subtle yet groundbreaking. In Getting There by Being Here Angela shares her struggles as well as four principles and eight practices for us to develop the ability to rest here, for this is the moment of all possibilities. It is possible to slow down and listen to what is unique about ourselves to what she calls our Selfprint. If we want to rewrite our story, we can only do it from here and with who we are already. Life’s Invitations aren’t always pleasant but, now, instead of dismissing or fleeing, we can dare to face the music and dance.


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This project was developed by three friends who believe this story refects each one’s inner search. Angela tells a very reduced version of this story in her workshops. One day Madalena asked if this story could be written to reach more people. Madalena took the original idea, gave it light, energy, emotion and a body full of rich sensations.


Only Evelyne, with her sensitive creativity could have given form, color and life to this text.

In one of his exploratory flights, a free and curious little Ray of Light falls into a puddle of mud on planet Earth. Who is he in this body of mud? 


Full of emotions and with many trials and errors the little Ray of Light learns to accept who he is as a whole.

(Paperback available in Portuguese and Digital format available in English and French)

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