"While pretty flowers are instantly plucked, few people pay attention to plants with thorns & prickles. But the truth is great medicines are often made from these.
Isn't it the same with the garden of love? How can love be worthy of its name if one selects solely the pretty things & leaves out the hardships? It’s easy to enjoy the good & dislike the bad. Anybody can do that. The real challenge is to love the good & the bad together, not because you need to take the rough with the smooth but because you need to go beyond such descriptions & accept love in its entirety."
Book Review: Every now and then, you stumble upon a gem that tells a great story along with teaching you Universal wisdom you can apply towards your life in so many ways. Like the Alchemist, this is exactly what the novel The Forty Rules of Love did for me but even more so as it offers not ten, twenty, or thirty, but 40 pieces of sagely advises!
Having been an passionate investigator of Universal patterns since 2008, I can attest that the rules within Elif Shafak's book isn't anything new but the thing that amazed me is how she was able to share it without disrupting the flow of the story surrounding the legacy of a real eastern seer/poet, Rumi. Something tells me that she understands these universal patterns at a much deeper level and I cannot recommend this to you enough as I feel everyone that hasn't already applied these rules to their lives need to do so immediately, should they desire to thrive within. Life is amazing yet too short. You can take it for granted by drowning in mundane routines or you can start opening your mind to the magic that is already within you that simply needs a little awakening. The choice is yours and if interested, you can start NOW with this instant classic along with a nice glass of wine. =)
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