Title: The Wise Man Said
Author: Priya Kumar
Genre: Fiction, Literature
Publisher: Books That Inspire
Finally! A review that I was eager to give to my readers. The Wise Man Said, by Priya Kumar, was one book that I had desperately wanted to read and when Priya Kumar's office asked me for a review of the same, I was thrilled, to say the least! After reading The Calling by the same author I was sure that this book, too, would help people achieve what they thought was unachievable. A lengthy bit of an introduction but well deserved nonetheless. Let's get to the review before I get carried away with my ramblings.
The book is about the many journeys made by Sammy, a billionaire, who travels the world eleven months a year. He goes from one place to the other, gathering knowledge and experiences, that he writes about in his diary. A wanderer, Sammy lets his intuition take lead to experience any adventure/obstacle, willing to even die in the process. His aim is to learn and by not fearing anything, he is able to do so freely. The book is a collection of twelve gems that are his experiences, and the lessons that he learns, he jots down at the end of each one of them. When Naina, a troubled and confused writer is left with Sammy's diary, little does she imagine that this will be her life's greatest lesson, a solution to all her problems, as was the case with Sammy himself.
My thoughts? I almost teared up at the end of the book, it was so heart touching. The Wise Man Said like other books from the author, fills you up with all the positivity in the world. The twelve stories and the lessons learnt (so conveniently pointed down for us readers) are a treasure trove of wisdom. They open the heart and mind to the treasure that is YOU - something that we not only fail to notice but also underestimate.
"The answers are within, O' Dear One." - This quote says it all. YOU are so much more than you think. It holds so much meaning. It might be a plain phrase but when the true meaning is revealed, it has the power to change oneself like no other. It is amazing how the author succeeds in motivating us over and over again through her writing. Here are some other quotes that I found interesting from the book.
"And as you emerge as you, the questions dissolve and the answers become unnecessary, for when you rise as the God Force that you are, you create as you will. Find your space, where you can be you."
"I like the theory of Man God. It makes him more human and it makes me more God."
"The path may come to an end but that doesn't have to be the end of the journey."
"I will keep doing what makes me happy and I will make others happy as I do."
And my favorite of them all: "As I say, so it is."
How powerful are these affirmations! I feel utterly inspired after having read the book and would definitely recommend it to each and every one of you, it is truly a treasure of a book!
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*** This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. ***