I don’t really want to do a full book review. I will just say that this is the ONLY book I have read cover to cover from the moment I picked it up.
I generally do not read books in full. I read them in parts because not everything about them fascinates me. But this is one book which is absolutely worth reading.
If you’re struggling with suffering or an existential crisis and you’re unable to find a perspective to process these, I highly recommend you read this.
My one takeaway –
What I’m reflecting on after the book:
- The role of love in my life
- A cause to which I wish to dedicate myself
- Learning Logotherapy and possibly certifying in it
- Focussing less on myself (I’ve been obsessed with reflection and refining myself too much over the past 10 years)
- Embracing art and nature and developing an appreciation for beauty in whichever form
- To choose happiness and not mull obsessively over my own struggles and challenges
- To indulge in humour and have the ability to laugh at myself and my problems
- The importance of having a higher purpose or meaning in life. And how I do not wish to accept a nihilistic view of life.
My one-line summary or takeaway from this is – “Living beyond myself”