Name: Edward Vilga
Where you live: New York City
What you do as a vocation or avocation? I am a writer––one who often writes about spirituality and yoga––but who always tries to share the power (and challenges!) of Transformation in my work.
Your two favorite books:
This is an impossible question for a writer, but the books I seem to open most often are Leonardo Da Vinci: The Complete Paintings (Abrams) because it's on my coffee table and I find it unbelievably beautiful and inspiring and Yoga by Linda Sparrowe another photo based book which I open all the time to gain inspiration when I teach.
Your two favorite songs:
Again –– another impossible question, especially since I started piano lessons in 1st grade and have sung all my life.
My mother's asked me to compose some Christmas songs, so since those are what I'm currently working on, I find myself humming those melodies the most lately.
Why you are interested in spirituality? I want to understand the Mystery.
Your favorite quote:
I love quotes and post one or two favorites every day on my facebook fanpage.
If I had to pick one, I might choose: veritas omnia vincit. (Truth conquers all)
Your favorite web sites:
Well, I spend a lot of time on my own site www.EdwardVilga.com.
(And like everyone, way too much time on Facebook!)
I'm also quite devoted these days to the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, so I always check out their daily quote and workshops:
Finally, since Downward Dog has been optioned by Hollywood for the movies, I'm also constantly on the Pro version of IMDb –– https://pro-labs.imdb.com/ –– looking up actors who might just bring my characters to life.
Your hero? Another "dog"––specifically, my chocolate lab, Belle.
She's the happiest and most self-actualized being I've ever met, and like all truly great teachers, she instructs entirely by example.
I even wrote a small book about the life lesson she’s taught me:
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? Letting Go! (more often, more efficiently, more completely, and much, much more quickly!)
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"