While reading this informative book, I was intrigued by the knowledge I gathered from it and agreed with. Though I knew Ashok wrote intelligently and exhibited so much understanding of life on this earth. I never knew to what degree how Blessed I really was to meet his aquantance while blogging on wordpress. I feel privileged that I was introduced to this book. I enjoyed everything about it.
His kindness, Love, compassion and spirituality are some of the things that grab your attention. He is a follower of a guru named Paramahansa yogananda who I am sure would be very proud of his devoted, humble students offering.
Though Ashok doesn’t claim to know everything, which of course no one does, I feel that the information he shares throughout this book is factual to the best of his knowledge. Ashok’s discipline of meditation and prayer touched me to wan’t to spend more time in these practises everyday. Even without the two principles above there is something in this book for you.
I love how he speaks of the importance of minimalism and the hope to get to the point where you desire less, which will give you more joy. A point I received while reading this wonderful book is that we should be happy with what we have. We should always follow through with everything that we start before beginning something else. Be happy where you are no matter the circumstances, stop living in the future, or the past. Living in anything but the here and now will make you very unhappy as many of you may already know.
It is possible to be happy with less if we just become more thankful for what we already have. Everyday we should strive to achieve more happiness and peace, not just more possessions. Once we receive one thing…we wan’t bigger and better. e.g. Bigger House, nicer car and huge income. Don’t be that person striving so hard to achieve material success that on their last day, it’s too late to change, and their time has run out. Balance is the key to everything, think about yourself as a whole, not just a working person with no play in your life at all.
I totally received the message from Ashok’s book about having balance. God, family, work and recreation is how I try to balance my life. It’s not easy and it doesn’t always happen, but the more you strive for your ideal the more joyful you will become. Also the less balanced you are, the more life can hurt and weaken you when something goes wrong. Reading this book confirmed what I already knew, balance is imperative in a full rich life. This picture below was shared in the book to open our hearts and minds to the importance of all working parts of our lives.
While reading this book I could not think of anything that I disliked. My thoughts and ideals are very much lined up with his 4 pillars of abundance outlined in this optimistic book. It will change your life if you allow it to. Making small changes in your thoughts on Happiness, gratitude, giving and balance will open your eyes to new possibilities.
Therefore, I believe this book will touch your heart in a profound way. The simplicity of these principles and just living in the here and now, will help you to see things differently. This book is for anyone, of any religion or any status in life. So sit down, take a short break from your hectic life and take some time to learn to see things differently. Expect to learn what we all need to achieve, a successful well rounded life.
” It is never too late to learn to live an abundant life.” Keep in mind always that happiness truly is an inside job.