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Book Review: Mystical Narratives by Karishma Udit Chhatrapati

Emotional well-being is the rudimentary aspect of our life that determines our overall state and quality of happiness. One of the fringe benefits of emotional wellness is that it teaches us to accept the negative side of our life, so that we can replace it with positivity, hope, celebrations, etc. If our emotional wellness is balanced, we are capable of handling our stress and other situations that demand adaptations. However, the most difficult task in life is to handle ourself, as our feelings of mixed emotions keep us awake, perturbed, and moving.

Karishma Chhatrapati’s new book Mystical Narratives aims to inspire you to an extent so that you can master the emotional wellness to see the drastic changes in life. The book is engaging, charming, and easily comprehending. It offers around 20 poems in the conversational narrative between Moonshine and Moonlight. The former is angry, disturbed, and clouded by judgment, ego, and confusion. She seeks words of wisdom from Moonlight that dispels darkness at night and acts as an usher for travelers.

As you read and resonate with the book, it comes out that Moonshine is like a troubled soul, vying to settle the current life by evoking deeds and events of the past. In all essence, the book’s biggest focus is to live in present by overcoming past and working mechanism of mind, ego, and I. It expresses that past is not all about fear, dejection, tears…however, there would be celebrations, hope, and light. Those who cringe on past life, must remember that it can be vilified but not buried completely.

The artistic outlines of the book can be gauged through its minimalistic illustration of that petite lady called Moonshine. Like the chapters, the illustrations are sketched to conform to the subjective discussion going between the two. The book opens with lessons on awaking your soul and putting to sleep that mind which is confused, judgmental, and biased. The biggest powers of within can be harnessed when one awakens his/her true soul.

The book is a cool poetic read. Nevertheless, it prominently sheds light on a string of motivational topics that affect us directly or indirectly. Chapters on self-expectations, how to overcome over-thinking and lack of energy and arrogance, and chasing perfection is simply superb.

“Moonlight, tonight, I promise to cease chasing perfection.

To you, I submit

To love myself in your light.”

Just 70 pages, but be careful to browse slowly, as the poems are intense yet meaningful. Karishma has developed a unique way of penning down a book that can motivate millions to handle stressful situations in life without compromising on emotional wellness.

Buy it from Amazon/Kindle


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