Thursday, November 07, 2019

When You Read Books

Reading heals you. It helps you be whole in your life.

When you read books, especially on self help and personal development, you put healthy nutrients into your mind.

I met Riza, 35, at a most tragic time of her life.

She’s unemployed. Her long time boyfriend cheated on her. She tried to drown her sorrow in alcohol.

Eventually, she had few attempts to commit suicide by cutting her wrist. A mysterious, gentle spot in her heart somehow led her to seek help.

In my sessions with her, reading homeworks were part of her “targeted treatment.” I prescribed for her to actively read up on depression, recovery processes, and life purpose.

Riza’s “bibliotherapy” proved to be a key factor. It greatly aided her to get past the danger zone of her psychological and emotional trauma.

James Baldwin once wrote,

“ You think your pain and heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was Books that taught me that the things that tormented me the most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”

Read every day, at least 30 minutes. It can spell a critical difference in your own healing and wholeness in life.


For more, you may want to watch this short clip I made on the topic: https://youtu.be/ju2tAW8Fz68

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