Today a book review with a difference. I wanted a book to inspire me, to lift me through strife n stress and perhaps help me to view the world in a different, less negative way. A book to inspire me to create art and heal my heart. This one is working.
- Title: 365 Tai; Daily Meditations
- Author: Deng Ming-Dao
- Publisher: Harper Collins
- ISBN: 978-0-06-250223-0
My Reason for Buying
Do you ever feel like the world spins to fast, do you ever fall off. However fast you go the world just gets faster and its harder and harder to keep up. As I said at the start I wanted a ‘thought for the day’ kind of book, one to inspire me to create and the feel differently about the day to day stresses that I struggle to cope with. I tell you this as often a review is based on how well the book lived up to the expectations of its reader, for their purpose ;)
Each day there is a ‘word for the day’ It has an accompanying poem and explanation along with an ideogram a nice calligraphic touch.
- Love the short nature of each page, but there is plenty to contemplate by the words and meanings inferred in each entry.
- I found the words both supporting and thought provoking
- Available in Kindle or Paperback so you can choose your format.
- Easier to understand than some books I’ve looked at on the subject
Not really a con, just be aware that if at first you don’t understand the explanation, re read the page a few times during the day. It can feel like a chat with Yoda (No offence meant) and you can be left thinking ‘Whats that about'; but when you mull it over more it sinks in better. Its rather nice that you can take your own inference to what is being said rather than being ‘told’ to do or think a particular way so I very much enjoyed this book.
Value for Money
Would I buy it Again?
Yes, I’m finding the print a little small and fine for my dyslexia and I can see me buying this on the Kindle format as well.
Highly recommend this book, it is everything I hoped it would be and more. If you are struggling with the modern world, sometimes what you need is not to run harder and faster but to stop and listen. Make a cup of tea etc sit down quietly and read a page a day. If you are stressed out, searching but you know not what for, then this book is for you. I can see this book inspiring art work in the future but for right now I’m enjoying the peace each page is bringing by allowing me to find a different meaning to day to day feelings and circumstances.
De-stress and inspire a new way to look at the world with this book.
- 365 Tao; Daily Meditations on Amazon
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon