Beauty as a State of Being, In the preface, Dr. Solomon Katz describes his book as both manual and work of art. It is both. Katz’s book is an inspiring blend of instruction manual and story. For some, this interplay of process and prose will seem distracting. However, I found the ongoing change of pace I experienced when reading chapter to chapter to be just the change of pace my mind required to stop its’ usual way of thought processing. The short vignettes (as in the interlude of stories in the middle of the book) also support using the book as a daily reader: open a page at random and take in as a daily inspiration what is revealed under the sub-headings on any page. I found them to be just what I needed to hear-that day.
I was drawn to Katz’s book, because of the title. ‘Beauty’ is an important part of my life. I live my life with the intention to create and bring beauty to everything my life touches; some days are definitely more beautiful than others! And so, I picked up this reader on ‘Mastering Mind and the Spiritual Path’. Katz weaves stories of clients into the reader’s journey and I found my own fettered mind comforted by these ‘me, too’ experiences. What Dr. Katz’s book brought to me was a gentle way to begin to change my mind-the negative thinking, the positive thinking, moving gradually into moments where no-thinking ‘happened’ and beauty shown. This is a book to savor. It is both an easy read and a slow read, depending on how deep the reader wants to go in their transformation journey. I definitely recommend not rushing.
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