This Week I Have Mostly Been Reading
I absolutely loved this book.
The stories of a disparate group of seekers who end up together on a silent retreat in the Himalayas. The book deals with the widely varying reasons and circumstances that result in people searching for that elusive meaning in their lives – some deal with the quest for enlightenment as an almost scientific experiment, others end up there almost by accident (ah, but is there really such a thing as an accident? Is it not just the universe conspiring to teach you a key lesson? 🙂 ). It also chronicles the wildly varying ways the characters deal with ten days of silence and limited interaction with other people, stuck in the noise and chaos of their own heads.
The book was hilarious at times, poignant at others.
And, almost as an aside, you do learn an awful lot about meditation and Buddhist thought.
Next Week I Shall Be Reading
Girl in the Box. The “something borrowed” from my summer reading list.
Superpowers, mysterious agencies.
A bit different to my usual fare…