Today I am writing down my personal experience why I feel, everyone should read books in their life.
As Mark Twain said “The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them”.
Initially I hated reading books, I wonder how one can read books of so many pages ,even 200 pages to read seems to climb Mount Everest for me. However, I want to thankful to a few of my friends who consistently told me to read books, at least if not but for pleasure. Then slowly , I started reading books and today I really understand the potential of it.We have only life to live, but believe me reading books will have to live many lives.
I read books to
- Understand my strength and weakness.
- Get close to GOD and Nature.
- Acquire experience from successful people
- Love , understand others and so on
Recently I have read a book “The Magic” – Rhonda Byrne, that I want to share with you why I do like it most.
This book will take you 28 days of magical journey. In fact for me it’s the rest of my life. This book says.. one word can change your life and that word is “GRATITUDE”. How grateful you are for your current life? If you go through other religious book like Koran , Bhagavad Gita or Bible, the law is same and that law of nature is “To increase anything in your life you should be grateful for what you currently have”. i.e. Whoever has gratitude will be given more and he or she will have an abundance.Whoever doesn’t have gratitude, even what or she has will be taken from him or her”.
A few lines from the “The Magic” itself:
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy , to live– Marcus Aurelius.
Are you fortunate enough to have slept in a bed,with sheets and a pillow? When you go to washroom, are you able to turn the taps and immediately receive fresh, clean water every morning?Imagine all the people who dug the trenches and laid the pipes across your country, throughout your city, and along all the streets to your home so you can turn a tap and receive beautiful, clean, hot water.Should not you be thankful for all this. Imagine a single morning of your life without water.
This book teaches you to look for the goodness to be grateful for in every circumstances.
I want to share something with you – heard in one seminar..
There were two persons in a village. After they died , they appeared before GOD. GOD asked both of them how was their life and what they want to be in their next life. The first person said,”God, You have given me miserable life.In my next life, create such a situation that I will receive things only. I don’t have to give things to anyone. God said , “Your wish, my command, granted”.
The second person said,”God, You have given me everything in this life , what I shall want more.In my next life, create such a situation that I can able to give things to the needy person.God said , “Your wish, my command, granted”.
Both the person rebirth in the same village. The first person becomes the great beggar of that village. What does beggar do ? He receives things only,doesn’t he?
The second person becomes the king of the village.
Moral- ” To increase anything in your life , you should be grateful for what you already have“.
If you think that your life is not blessed, then I recommend you to go through this book. Since you are able to read this line . that means you are accessing to internet, you are using the most powerful way of communication ; your life is itself blessed.Give a thought!
Thanks for reading.