108 of 108 people found the following review helpful
A light in the darkness.....,
This review is from: Dark Nights Of The Soul: A guide to finding your way through life's ordeals (Paperback)
I'm a 23 year old who suffers bouts of deep depression - sometimes it feels like there is no way out. I was in therapy all of last year and finished a month ago. This was one of the books that came highly recommended by my therapist, so I thought I'd give it a go. When you feel depressed, it's hard to convince yourself that a book can help you - it's almost a pride thing - "Pffft - no one can help me, no one understands, so what good is a book going to do"!
However, this was just what I needed at that time, and it really opened my eyes to my condition. It comforted me and made me feel normal again - and although it didn't "cure me", it definitely put the wheels of recovery in motion.
Everyone will be able to find a section of the book that is relevant to them - I was a depressed, alcoholic musician that lacked faith in my own musical ability, and at the same time thought I was an undiscovered genius. Yes - there was an even a section about that specifically!!!
There are a lot of self help books out there that promise to rid you of depression forever, but I personally don't think they are helpful or realstic. This is a very spiritual and philosophical approach that will guide you through those dark nights of the soul, and teach you the tools to help deal with your condition.
This book really did change my life. It helped me to stop looking for happiness in all the wrong places, and whenever I'm having a bad spell this book is always within reach to help me out the other side.
PS - I'm aware this review makes me sound like a hippy who sells incense on street corners. Just wanted to let you know that I'm not!
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Initial post: 14 May 2011, 09:00:48 BST
thanks Mr Evans, you write beautifull youreslf, and I wish you well x
Posted on 29 Jul 2015, 13:47:27 BST
Thanks for your honesty. Great review.
Posted on 3 Sep 2015, 13:47:06 BST
Amazon Customer says:
Dear Mr Evans, Thank you for a very helpful and personal review. May you continue always in light!
Posted on 14 Sep 2015, 17:28:42 BST
Heartening review. I'm glad you are on the path to recovery.
P.s being a hippy is nothing to be ashamed of, even if you're not one! Judge not lest ye be judged ;)
Posted on 6 Feb 2016, 12:40:24 GMT
Thank you for an excellent review. It's convinced me to get my own copy. Best wishes.
Posted on 11 Mar 2017, 22:34:12 GMT
Tony C (London) says:
I too will get a copy, thanks to your review! The book better be good! I wish you peace and happiness, and thank you for your review x
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