"This bselok is a true and witty guide to listen to your heart!" GS, Amazon
This is a thought-provoking and enlightening exploration of spirituality and perception. The text functions as a guide to self-improvement, with a mixture of autobiographical elements and snippets of universal wisdom. The speaker provides accessible solutions to life’s difficulties, and an outlook of optimism applicable to any circumstance. The illustrations and graphics are thoughtfully chosen, and the interactive textual elements give this work an originality that sets it apart. The speaker’s own experiences and conclusions are at the heart of this fiction, and the first person narrative voice creates a sense of proximity between author and reader. The text describes itself as ‘a journey to the heart’, and this truthful discovery of the self is reflected in the speaker’s revelation of his whole self through the text.
Frequent use of direct address and rhetorical questions promotes an active reading experience, in which the author opens up a dialogue with the reader. The text includes prompts and activities for the reader to engage with and learn from. Encouraging readers to take part in the text is emblematic of their journey to self-fulfillment and love, in which they must take responsibility for actively creating their own happiness.
The speaker depicts his process of enlightenment as a framework for others to emulate, and the format of the text demonstrates the transfer of agency to those who take part in the speaker’s challenges. This work ultimately teaches us that ‘we are the cause of what is’ and thus sheds light on the crucial idea that every individual has the power to create themselves and their world positively.
Is the glass half empty or half full?
The world is full of so much more than what we are told. So much more than the images of hostility and sadness that are shown in the media. Every moment of every day there are so millions of people doing so many things that bring light to the world.
Every day there are people who inspire the youth to fulfill their dreams, artists who create work that makes us smile, dance, and wonder at the beauty of life.
Every day there are people who are going into the dark places of the world to bring kindness and care. And every day thousands of ordinary, extraordinary people are getting up with courage to face another day despite the pain that they feel.
Every day thousands of people are giving a smile or a hug that does so much for another. And every day thousands of people put aside their own problems and share their tenderness. There really are so many people doing so many things that bring brightness to the world.