There’s only one word that comes to mind when I think about this book and that’s ‘peculiar‘. The writing style feels more like a journal than a novel, taking us through the author’s spiritual Journey to the East and the happenings during his travel. I’ve heard this is a book sought out by many who plan to travel in a similar direction or to similar locations, however, when reading it, it all felt a bit chaotic.
You can see and understand the series of events; the harmonious start to the journey, the problems they faced, and – as a result – the conflicts that arose and the effect of this on the author’s feelings and mindset. As he describes his methods of coping with these changes after returning from his journey, it becomes clear this is written more like a self-reflection, something to help him settle his mind, but is still a piece of work that can be used to learn a lesson or two from.
It’s a different and interesting read, nevertheless, and is a great way to learn how to put into context the important factors and problems in your life, and reflect on their effects, consequences and how to overcome them.