Happiness is a word in itself that brings a smile on every face. Whatever we do in our life, we always look forward to seeking happiness from it. The definition of happiness may differ from person to person but ultimately everyone dreams to live a peaceful and happy life. Now, the question arises, ‘have you ever experienced true happiness?’. And what is this true happiness?
’25 Essentials to happy living’ comes as a guide to educate us with the real meaning of happiness. The Author Preeti Pathak dedicates this book to her Guru Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952). The wisdom shared in this book owes it’s gratitude to her spiritual Guru.
The best part of this book is, you can randomly read any chapter in the book. It consists of 25 independent pieces of wisdom which talk about various aspects of happiness. Money, stress, criticism, anger, meditation, fear, freedom etc are some of the topics discussed in detail. The author beautifully describes how she got on the path of self-realization by following the teachings of Satguru Paramahansa Yogananda.
Each chapter in the book opens a door towards the spiritual awakening of our inner self. The description is so simple and understandable to anyone who reads it. You need not be a spiritual person to grasp the content of this book. You will also find some simple breathing exercises to follow on a regular basis to stay focused in life.
Initial chapters discuss the common issues that hinder happiness in our day to day life. The author also guides us on how to overcome those obstacles and find peace through constant practice. Gradually the discussions take a spiritual turn.
I am really happy to have my hands over this beautiful book. The narrative is very simple for anyone to understand. I was hooked by the concept of ‘Never be attached to any situation, task or person. Love, yet be detached.’
In today’s competitive world, it is very important to take a break once in a while and read these types of self-improvement books. Most of the time, spiritual books go so deep into the concepts making it difficult for normal people to understand. But that is not the case with this book. Here, the reader could relate to most of the issues mentioned and also find a solution for each issue by the end of every chapter. It is a simple and effective read.
25 essentials to happy living is a treasure in your bookshelf. It could be a go-to book whenever you feel doubtful about life.
I do not believe in rating spiritual books as they generally discuss the same concepts in different ways. It just depends on how well the reader could connect with the book. But since stars matter in the literary world, I would give it a 4.5 out of 5.