Monday, March 4, 2019

"The Code - Awaken the Hidden Wisdom of You Heart" by Mukta Mahajani - A Book Review

I have seen many positive reviews of Mukta Mahajani's previous book. My only reluctance was the self-help genre, as that is my less preferred genre, I was not sure whether I can take her book. But I played on my gut feeling and selected the book. I am glad that I said yes to the book. Because we got a hidden treasure in form of the book.


Book Blurb
Live free of the seven deadly behavioral attributes that threaten to disrupt our lives!
We can resolve most problems by applying the wisdom of our heart; all we have to do is listen carefully. However, in practice, a range of detrimental yet common attributes that we experience in large doses prevent us from listening to our inner voice. In The Code, author Mukta Mahajani identifies these negative attributes as the Ego, Over-Competitiveness, Jealousy, Overexpectations, Overambition, Anger and Procrastination. These attributes flare up when we face challenging situations. We explode when the world does not go our way and our relationships with others suffer as a result.
Based on meaningful quotes from world leaders and revered religious texts, this book weaves short stories about the impact of these attributes. These narratives are designed to help us reset our mindset and resolve the issues we face in our day-to-day life. They help us understand that we have the inherent power to make the right choice at all times. 
Coming to the content part, yes I am confirming this is a self-help book. but you will love the content preparation.

The book is divided into multiple small chapters. Each character starts with a wonderful quotation of a well-known personality. Then comes a short story. This story was followed by a section called "The Code" which is the psychological part or I would say self-help part of the book. Last part of these chapters cover questions for readers related to the chapter. Answers of exercising those question will help readers to learn the hidden lessons of these stories.

The last time I read such well-designed book was "Open Eyed Meditation" by Shubha Vilas. That book was also a self-help book but in disguise of mythological short stories. Similarly, Mukta has given short stories with hidden messages.

Good points about the book
  • Simple and straight stories
  • Easy to follow language. Even for starters.
  • Freedom to select your choice of chapters. You may skip or change the order in which you would like to read. As there is no strict dependency on previous chapter.
  • You may skip part of questions or "The Code" itself if you are not comfortable. Because the author has done a wonderful job covering the same in the story.
Ratings
  1. Cover - 3.5/5
  2. Content - 5/5
  3. Concept - 5/5
  4. Overall - 4.5/5
Book can be found at - Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads
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