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Book Review: Observational Spirituality by Anilson

Observational Spirituality by Anilson is a brilliant spiritual cum self-help book. As the tagline of the book says, ‘a guide to learning spirituality through observation’, but the book is not only about spirituality enhancement, rather it also emphasis on other values that one can learn from their immediate surroundings. The USP of the book is learning from Earth, Wind, Water, Sky, Fire, Moon, and so on.

In total there are nine entities from that we can learn how to live a morally correct life, if not a great and successful life. From Earth, one can learn to provide support to others without asking anything in return, one can also learn to be committed while doing their chores and duties. From the Wind, one can learn to be remaining neutral in emotions, and Sky teaches us to be limitless and how to handle adverse and happy situations. Likewise, there are some more entities through them one can learn the valuable lessons for leading a peaceful life.

Towards the end, the author has taken example of python and honeybee, they justify their positions but it would be tough for some readers to accept the veracity of those two chapters. Anyway, as per the book, life is about learning through observations, thus one can learn from all things and living beings one comes across.

As per the book’s belief, one of the biggest valuable virtues of human being is the power of observation and imitation from nature. Yes, we all learn from the nature that we live in. Thus, the author took cosmological entities like Sun, Moon, Sky, and Earth to teach us the power of observation that is within us.

The book is very short, of 40 pages, and reads like a flow. The writing style of the author is simple to grab and filled with timely quotes and examples. The below given excerpt sums up the author’s effort as how keen he is to make this book valuable to millions of people across the world.

“To feel emotions is as natural as dreaming while sleeping. The idea is not to get carried away by your emotions. While rejoicing a success or mourning a failure, you should be the one in control and not your emotions. And this is possible only when your mind is calm. So always try to be like a gentle breeze, calm an serene, and try not to get sucked up in the whirlpool of emotions.”

The book offers an unusual peace, and for readers it’s going to diminish their pent-up frustration and is most likely smoothen their agitated hearts. Overall, easy on nerves, a meaningful book to be read whenever one feels like to have some morale-boosting dose.

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