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A pleasant read, but nothing more
on 17 November 2012
I have to admit I'm disappointed with this little book. It was a pleasant read, but its detail is sparse: "wake up, have dinner with friends, go for a walk, meditate, go to bed." I don't know what I was expecting but this wasn't it. I'm a reasonably easygoing person so the suggestion of going for a walk and watching the sunrise do nothing to inspire me or change my life. I'd certainly hope my perfect day has more than going out for a meal and going for a walk in it.
Ultimately this will probably make you smile, and it is a pleasant escape for maybe fifteen minutes, but it reads more like a single entry in a journal than anything profound. A bit of it even mentions a kingfisher eating a fish, "ending another piscean life - another life fuels another!" like it's some magical thing. Watching something kill and eat another something doesn't really fit into my idea of relaxation.
Honestly you're better off just sitting in your back garden and watching the clouds and the birds, if that's an option, or go on youtube and search for garden meditation, or something. Or walk your dog, or just yourself. You'll save a bit of money and actually feel good.