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Book Of The Week - Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy by Sadhguru

Written by Dragana Ivanovska

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Posted on April 29 2020

Hello, fellow bookworms!

Are you ready to create your most magical self through discovering new magical books this week as well? Awesome! Because we have just the book for you - Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy Book by Sadhguru. It’s an eye-opening book that everyone that wishes to be happy in life, learn more about yoga in an understandable way, and have a good laugh from time to time.

What Is Inner Engineering by Sadhguru About?

The book starts off with a short autobiography on Sadhguru and the life he leads before and after enlightenment. Although most people would imagine from this sentence a dull intro, with a completely different life than ours – it’s not like that, at all! In fact, after reading those few pages, you will most certainly feel connected to Sadhguru, and even more interested in his life. He didn’t like school, and his school day anecdotes will leave you smiling.

He talks about that faithful day he climbed the mountain for no particular reason and was enlightened, and how practicing yoga from a young age has played a very big part in his enlightened and joyful life. However, before he digs deeper into yoga, he first explains what responsibility is, why it is important, and how we have completely misunderstood the concept of responsibility. This simple misconception is one of the biggest obstacles to happiness, and he digs further into it through the whole book.

If terrible things have happened to you, you ought to have grown wise. If the worst possible events have befallen you, you should be the wisest of the lot. But instead of growing wise, most people become wounded. In a state of conscious response, it is possible to use every life situation—however ugly—as an opportunity for growth. But if you habitually think, “I am the way I am because of someone else,” you are using life situations merely as an opportunity for self-destruction or stagnation.

Sadhguru, Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy

His words have a deep impact on the reader because he doesn’t try to convince you of anything, in fact, his book is filled with various exercises he suggests to test out and see for yourself whether his words are true or not. Effortlessly, he speaks of how unhappiness, loneliness, stress affect us, why we struggle so much with them, and how through practicing yoga to open ourselves up to endless joy.

The planet is spinning on time: not a small event. All the galaxies are managing fine; the whole cosmos is doing great. But you have one nasty little thought crawling through your head, and it is a bad day! The problem is you are living in a psychological space that bears no connection with reality. And you are insecure, because it can collapse at any moment.

Sadhguru, Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy

One thing that you shouldn’t expect from this book is sugarcoating. As in life, so in his book, Sadhguru remains truthful to the core, and always cuts straight to the issue. However, sometimes he likes to help you grasp the point through his hilarious anecdotes that might leave you in tears of laughter. And the most interesting thing that we loved is that every single one of them has a deep meaning that helps you learn as you read. We also loved that he talked about yoga in extent, and explains that the yoga that we encounter daily is just a pale imitation to the original teachings. He explains the different types of yoga, helps you understand the different layers of yourself, and offers you the pathway to joy. Definitely pick it up – it’s one of the best books that we have read this year, it’s completely life-changing!

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