Karma: A Yogi's Guide to Crafting Your Destiny by Sadhguru
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
For most of us, karma is what we want it to be. It's the amorphous benevolent force that rewards us for our charity and punishes us for our crimes. We believe that it is a system that gives us what we deserve, whatever we deserve, based on how good or bad of a person we've been. While this idea may bring a certain kind of solace, it's clear to most that it isn't a true reflection of how life works. "Bad" things happen to "good" people, and vice versa. If karma as we know it exists, then how can we explain the fact that our world is rife with injustices?
The answer is that karma as we know it is not karma as it is. In Karma: A Yogi's Guide to Crafting Your Destiny, Sadhguru dismantles our misconceptions surrounding the concept and offers a detailed explanation of exactly what karma is and how it operates in our lives. However, this book isn't a simple how-to manual; it does not dictate how you should live your life. It is a book that calls for self-evaluation. It calls for us to ask ourselves: what does it look like to consciously live life?
Regardless of whether or not you connect to the mystical aspects this book, it is chock full of useful nuggets that you can carry into everyday life. It's also quite an entertaining read if you enjoy fables, as Sadhguru uses many stories to help illustrate his points. Spiritually, it's the kind of book that evolves with you and calls forth a deeper level of introspection each time you read it. I personally foresee myself returning back to this book time and time again.
Thanks to Goodreads and Harmony Books for the free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Niv Mullings is a writer, poet, and plant-based health coach hailing from The Boogie Down Bronx.