I have been on an introspection journey for the past couple of weeks. After reading the book blurb, I decided to spend the time to read it as it felt like it was timely.
I was right.
It was a timely book for me.
This 360 paged book is divided into 14 chapters with the aim to give the reader a perspective on why it is important to develop a relationship with one’s self. At the end of each chapter, there are a number of introspective questions for the reader to answer.
Van writes this book with lots of examples to show the reader how they can introspect, learn about building themselves and ultimately have personal victories through their struggles.
We hear stories about individuals who are usually in the spotlight and are, in our minds, inevitably destined for success. Then out of the blues, they make a fall from grace and we are left wondering how this has happened.
Van suggests that this may be because the world places a higher value of external characteristics, these individuals do not spend the time to take care of their internal selves. Their crash and burn is inevitable.
What about us? How do we take care of inward selves? How do we ensure we don’t fall prey to pressures around us?
I like the way he explains how it is vitally important for the reader to have a relationship with him/herself. Our relationship with ourselves is as vital or even more important than our relationship with others.
If you are struggling to understand how to take care of yourself first or build a relationship with yourself, this book is great at showing you how and what pitfalls to avoid.