Hi, I hope you all are doing well! As you all know I Love reading books. I think a book hoarder would be the right word to describe my addiction to books. So I received a review copy of The Calling by Priya Kumar. You must be wondering,” Should you read The Calling By Author Priya Kumar?” Let’s find out!
Book Title: The Calling – Unleash Your True Self Buy Here
Name of Author: Priya Kumar More About Author
Book Genre: Personal Development & Self Help
Publisher: Books That Inspire 1St Edition (2016)
Book length: 166
The Calling By Priya Kumar
Summary of “The Calling by Priya Kumar”
The Calling is a spiritual adventure. It is an encounter with the truth, the wisdom and the force that is innate to us all. At the brink of a divorce and personal breakdown, Arjun took a trip into the heart of the Himalayas, on the insistence of a sadhu, who predicted that the journey up to Hemkund Sahib would align him to his purpose and change his life forever.
At every turn, the mountains hold secrets and tests that urge Arjun to evolve into the person he had denied to be – himself. Pretenses, falsities, confusions, and untruths fall apart as Arjun is forced to confront the mess he had created in his life. What started off as an opportunity to escape reality, turned out to be an opportunity to escape from the dwindling spiral of self-created misery.
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Filled with spiritual insights and sprinkled with light humor, this story will help you find your calling, your voice and who knows, even your true self.
Before I proceed with my review. I would like to tell you a few things.
It is a book for all those who are in need of inspiration, some motivation or (in simple words) a kick to awake them. It has changed my way of looking at things as they appear.
Book Review “The Calling by Priya Kumar”
The story is a spiritual adventure and an encounter with the force that is in all of us. The story is of Arjun – a human being in a distressed state of mind and is on the brink of personal breakdown. His life changes forever when he meets with an accident.
An experience that leads him to find himself. It is when he comes across a sadhu who asks him to take a journey to Hemkund Sahib located in The Himalayas to unravel the Purple thread. Arjun isn’t aware that this journey would bring him wisdom, the quality of being wise, truth and his wisest-self.
Arjun isn’t aware that it’s not the destination (the purple thread), but the journey and the experiences that are going to change his life forever, and that is what is going to make his soul grow. Accompanied by an enlightened 18 years old Chandu, who actually acts as a transporter and, whom Arjun finds irritating more than half of his journey, and realizes at the end that how greater, evolved and ignited soul he is, serving a truly divine purpose.
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He is irritated by Chandu’s words, “It takes long, sahib” and many of his other sentences. He is moved at end when he discovers the deep meanings behind those wordings.
Arjun finds himself lost, confused during the journey among the mountains, and it’s when he is forced to confront and confess himself of the mess, the mistakes he had made in his past in his own life. It’s done by the 1 out of 3 tests challenge given to him by another sadhu in his journey.
My most favorite part of the story is the 1 out of 3 tests challenge which the other sadhu subjects to Arjun. These tests not only awaken Arjun but also made his soul grow and made him find his purpose in life. (People, when taught with a practical example tend to not forget what the whole process takes and give.)
A message, the1st test delivers:
“To sit in your space and your world and do nothing in it is a disgrace to the intelligence that you are bestowed with. It is a disgrace to the spiritual force that is inherent to you. Your role in the world is to take charge, to take responsibility for your role in your environment and of what happens in it.”
“Your space is your world. There is a larger world.” “Then there is a space, your space, where you create your own world, and it is your responsibility to take good care of your world.”
The message, the 2nd test delivers:
“Every person in our world has a significant role in our purpose, especially those who are a part of your journey – your wife, your children, your colleagues. People are in our lives and our path for a contribution by virtue of who they are. When people’s purposes meet, then their paths align and they come together for a common purpose.
And everyone who is a part of your life is like a parallel line running alongside you and growing in their journey with you- your world is safe with them, and their world is safe with you.”
“If someone occupies your space, he or she occupies it for a reason, and that reason must serve you, him or her and the world at large. If it is your space, then it is your responsibility to know who is in your space and what role they are playing in your purpose.”
A message, the 3rd test delivers:
“The world will change and let the world change, but don’t let your state of positivity change. Let the world change, but don’t let your state of certainty change to doubt because you don’t like that change. Let the whole world change, but don’t let your happiness change in accordance with the apparent despair the world projects onto you.
If you hold on to your state of understanding and power and render that unchanged, then by the sheer stability of certainty you will change the world. When you don’t change your state of power you have control over what changes or remains constant around you. The world responds to who you are.”
One more Message in the book:
The book also has one more important point mentioned which is based on the Law of Nature- ABUNDANCE. “It’s your choice whether you want to sow seeds of goodness, happiness or the seeds of unhappiness, stress, and pain. You shall reap in abundance as per the law of nature.”
Did I like the book? Should you read The Calling By Priya Kumar?
Yes! I loved it and I am sure you all will too. Because this book holds the true power to unleash your higher-self and your true-self. It has changed my way of looking at things as they appear.
It has the power to make you think Out of the Box and to look to the Horizon. It’s about “the calling” that unfolds the real treasures and purpose of your life.
Do I recommend “The Calling by Priya Kumar”?
Yes! I highly recommend this book to all of you. Please buy a copy and you might find your true calling as well!
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Until then, Happy Reading!