March 31, 2019
Transcending the Maya Matrix: Using theSeven Simple Steps: Our Innate Guide to Co-Creation and Self-Realization is a helpful book about spirituality written by Omar M. Makram.
The book is divided into two parts. Part I is divided into two chapters and Part II is divided into seven chapters.
It is written to teach the readers how to uncover their Innate Guide. According to the book, the Innate Guide is the force that guides the Universe. It is in everything. Therefore, it is inside us. We can tap into its knowledge and be guided by its wisdom.
The author offers seven principles to unveil the Innate Guide. He calls these principles ‘The Seven Simple Steps.’ The seven simple steps include intention, awareness, authentic expression, allowing, receiving guidance, inspired action, and realization.
This is a great book. It is helpful and enlightening. It is well-written, well-researched, and well-referenced. Terms are clearly defined, steps are carefully described, and examples are given for better understanding and application. Most importantly, it is respectful of readers’ beliefs and does not impose its concepts on anyone.
Needless to say, I enjoyed this book immensely. However, this is not an easy read. It requires focus, undivided attention, and a great deal of interest in the subject matter. Moreover, other readers may find some explanation a bit ambiguous, and though the author, apparently, endeavors to make this book as user-friendly as possible, some parts require rereading and careful consideration.
March 28, 2019
Art of Essential Zen is an informative and helpful book written by James Henry.
The book is for readers who want a life that is full of balance, happiness, and serenity. It has five relatively short chapters that give an overview of the Zen lifestyle, teaches Zen rituals that will help the readers, explains the Art of Awareness, and guides readers on how to find Mindfulness. At the end of the book the readers may expect to learn how to gain self-knowledge and reach self-awareness and to increase concentration and focus. They may also expect help in their personal relationships, emotional stability, and going through moments of intense anger.
This is a very helpful book. In this day and age of haste and clamor, when everything is fast-paced, half-done, and stressful, this book teaches the readers how to find and be in the state of silence through the Zen lifestyle. Zen lifestyle is living in a constant state of peace.
I love everything about this book. It is an easy read and, ultimately, reader-friendly for beginners like myself. Everything is explained in simple and understandable English devoid of technical terms and jargons. The rituals are practicable and easy to follow and the instructions are as simple as they sound in that, they can be easily performed.