The Silent Compass


Non-Fiction - Inspirational
40 Pages
Reviewed on 12/05/2015
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Author Biography

Long before she wrote The Butterfly That Returned, Serene Martin was an Assistant Superintendent at a maximum-security prison and a college teacher. In her life experiences, she saw the stifling consequences of social conditioning and external pressure on individuals. She became increasingly drawn instead towards the often underestimated power of intuition. In a world of ceaseless distractions, her writing visits an authentic place of conscious knowing within the reach of everyone who has the courage to follow the call of their heart.

When she’s not writing, you can find Serene travelling, doing yoga, finishing a bar of chocolate and hunting for easier ways to transition to a vegan diet.Born and raised in Singapore, she now manages Serenity Secrets as an international Transformational Life Coach and Yoga Instructor.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Lori A. Moore for Readers' Favorite

The Silent Compass by Serene Martin is a collection of poetry that will make you reflect on your life. In a piece titled "Spilled Milk," Martin pens the lines, "Cause time wasted will soon be karma tasted, Which battles are worth fighting? Which words are best left hiding?" It's a good piece that makes us reflect on what things are best left unsaid that only stir up arguments and make trouble in relationships. In "Because We Can Change," she explores how we make our own destiny and that everything in life is a conscious choice. I love the opening line, "When I stopped believing in luck, I was no longer a victim of circumstance." How often do we encounter people who feel that they are victims of bad luck in their lives and moan and groan about it? This poem tells it like it is and it made me feel lighter, less burdened and more in charge of my own future.

This collection of 24 poems by Serene Martin in The Silent Compass covers topics including "The Economics of Love," "Do We Really Need To Figure it Out?" "Sleep" and "The Awakening," among many others. Martin's goal in this book is to explore "the struggle of wandering souls who relentlessly seek a treasure," and "reach those desperate to fit into the societal molds that have been carved out for them." Aren't we all doing that in our jobs and our relationships? No matter who you are or what you do, you will be able to relate thoughts contained in these pages. Martin mines her life experiences to offer wisdom and sage advice through the telling of these tales. The poems in The Silent Compass by Serene Martin are relatable, thought-provoking and worthy of your time and contemplation.

Jennifer Rossouw

The Silent Compass by Serene Martin contains beautifully written poems and short stories which resonate with one's soul.

This book is thought provoking and reminds us of the importance of living in a higher state of consciousness and the integral part that love and intuition plays in our lives.

I would love to list my favorites, but then I would have to list them all and you should rather read this book for yourself!

I would highly recommend The Silent Compass, as it is truly an inspirational read.

Jennifer Rossouw

The Silent Compass by Serene Martin contains beautifully written poems and short stories which resonate with one's soul.

This book is thought provoking and reminds us of the importance of living in a higher state of consciousness and the integral part that love and intuition plays in our lives.

I would love to list my favorites, but then I would have to list them all and you should rather read this book for yourself!

I would highly recommend this book, as it is truly an inspirational read.