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The Art of Healing: Notes for Life by Sanhita Baruah

Blurb (as on Amazon):

This book captures the phases of healing in the form of poems and notes.
It is divided into three chapters – Awareness, Acceptance, and Allowance to be read in a particular order.
Heal from your past so that it doesn’t shadow the future.
Make a choice to heal from what has been hurting you to step up in life.
It requires your efforts, patience, trust, and time.
It’s a long journey but, in the end, it will be worth it as you let go of what didn’t work for you and embrace what did with an open heart.

Genre: Fiction/Poetry

Pages: 84

Format: Kindle eBook/Paperback

Price:

  • Kindle eBook: 99 INR/$2.99
  • Paperback: 149 INR/$3.99

My rating: 4.4/5

Divided into three categories: Acceptance, Allowance and, Awareness, this book is a collection of poems and prose which helps you to understand the hardships of life and how you can deal with them.

What I liked about the book:

  • It is an introspective and a very soothing read, a journey of healing.
  • Varied emotions are expressed in a raw version that pierces your heart.
  • A reader is likely to gain a whole new level of perception towards life and towards oneself.
  • It subtly teaches us to be gentler towards ourselves.
  • The metaphors used adds beauty to the lines and make it a beautiful experience for even those who are not into poetry.
  • Each poem ends on a positive note and a hope that encourages us to embrace our feelings.
  • Each line and poetry is heart-touching and soulful. The best part is that though the lines and words are simple, they deliver the most impactful messages.

What I did not like about the book:

  • The book lacks a bit of expression. Some verses are powerful while the others fail to impress. The book could’ve had much more energy in the delivery.

Quotable quotes:

  • Dedicated to the wounds that couldn’t shatter us down, to the scars that only reminded us of our strength.
  • Faith can

Move some mountains

While others still need bare hands

To push one rock after another

-There’s no substitute for putting efforts

  • They call it darkness

But you have loved the night.

You have lived your best moments in it.

Accept the darkness

Dawn will break soon

  • How often do we forget to fill our own cups

before pouring out our love for others? When we are being kind to so many others,

do we not forget to take a moment to be kind to ourselves?

I hope you remind yourself,

Every time you forget,

To prioritize your own self first.

Kindness goes a long way

But charity begins at home

  • I have died inside so many times; I am surprised how I am still living. I have forgiven so many times; I am surprised how I am still complaining.
  • Every decision is a wrong decision when you don’t know what you want out of it
  • Sometimes,

You fall a number of times

Before you stand up

Take risk

  • You don’t get time

You create time

  • Good things take time,

Better things take a little longer

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