[Book] Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian

by - Thursday, April 25, 2019

I do love reading since I'm a child and my room looks like a mini library but nowadays, I didn't have time to read a book. I do busy with many activities even on the weekend. On last year, I was bought a book of Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian with a discount price is RM 63.96 and the normal price is RM 79.95. 

The book of Mind Platter is a compilation of reflections on life through the eyes of an educator, student and human who experienced most of life in silence. It is written in the words of a person who came from Lebanon to Canada at the age of sixteen and experienced what it was like to have fate push you to a place where you don't belong. It is written in the voice of every person who ever felt unheard, mistreated, misjudged or unseen. Mind Platter contains around 200 one-page entries as reflections on different topics that we encounter in our everyday lives; love, friendship, hurt, inspiration, respect, wholeheartedness, motivation, integrity, honesty and more. 

"To the heart in you, don't be afraid to feel.
To the sun in you, don't be afraid to shine.
To the love in you, don't be afraid to heal.
To the ocean in you, don't be afraid to rage.
To the silence in you, don't be afraid to break."

For me, this is a kind of book that inspires and not dictates it gives you lessons but not sermons. It is way out of the generic books and entirely different from its contemporaries in a way that enhances its effectiveness. It does not contain big paragraphs, hard language, complicated thoughts or ideas which are too difficult to comprehend and assimilate. There are simple pieces tied delicately to present the profound meaning of the world and our existence to us. I would recommend this book to everyone who is searching for something certain in the maze of uncertainty, to someone who aspires to achieve clarity, to someone who dreams to live a happy life, to someone who is willing to live and not merely exist. I would like to give 4.8 stars out of 5 stars to this book. 

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