BOOK REVIEW OF- Voice Of The Soul
BY Shreyans Kanswa
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Writing Geeks; First Edition edition (19 September 2018)
A BRIEF OVERVIEW-
How does it feel to lie just by yourself and delve into the silence. The silence that is a path to deeper self, a self that is unexplored. That same unexplored self can also be regarded as the soul. While the time ticks on the clock, a bond with your soul is timeless. Such metaphors are rendered powerless when a conversation is created with oneself. These poems mean more than just words, they scream soulfulness. It is rather weird that we go looking for answers outside when all that we have to do is seek deeper within ourselves. The poems are experiences that the poet shares with the world, and these experiences are nothing fancy- they are all moments that the poet experiences with himself. They are questions risen from inquisitiveness and introspection.
There’s something about a place you’ve been with someone you love. It takes on a meaning in your mind. It becomes more than a place. It becomes a distillation of what you felt for each other. The moments you spend in a place with someone… they become part of its bricks and mortar. Part of its soul. The author beautifully entangles soul to emotions and what they try to convey. The title itself gives us a hint that we shouldn’t feel bad about feeling bad. Don’t be frightened of feeling afraid. Don’t be angry about getting angry. There is no need to give up when we are feeling depressed. Nor should we be dismayed at the grief which often accompanies the outgrowing of anything which needs outgrowing. We can be glad that our soul is speaking to us and pushing us onwards. We frequently need to persevere with a period of inner turmoil before the dust can settle and be swept out the door. We can be walking around in this world, with bits and pieces of our souls scattered in different time loops and space cracks. You feel like you are always looking for yourself, because you actually are always looking for yourself! You’re always looking for those bits and pieces of you. You’ve got to sit down and remember where you left them at. You’ve got to quiet the noise and go back to those loops in time and cracks in space that you forgot about and you need to understand yourself in those moments, and embrace yourself. And maybe even embrace those who were around you, with you. That’s how you get those pieces back, that’s how you sew them back into you.
I definitely feel that the title is very apt for the authors composition
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
It is said that the distance between your mind and your heart is your soul. The author beautifully composed each poem to bridge thus distance and to reflect what soul actually is.
I felt the description which was accompanied by each of the poems were very alluring. Some people arrive only when we reach a crossroads within ourselves, when decisions have to be made, when change is inevitable, but we lack the courage to embrace it. They touch a part of us so deeply that it changes the entire direction of our life, and that exhilarating feeling of love we feel with them, is enough to guide us and give us the strength to take the right road, even if it’s on our own.
Apart from the emotions portrayed through the poems, I too loved the presentation of the poems. It is ultimately the ebony of our pain, our blackest monuments, which lead us to seek an enlightened way of living. We are unable to hear the voice leading to our own salvation until we fall into the depths of an abbess manufactured by living a heedless life. From this state of floundering in the gloomy lagoon, we can awaken to find the light bearing the seeds of truth that will redeem us. Looking inward, we overcome stubborn resistance, and we revivify long lost and forgotten powers. The experience of soul-searching perspicacity transfigures us. We might even feel as if we died a spiritual death and then we were reborn. From our dark pit, a shaft of light emerges.
Let for once you try peeling off all your masks & dive deeply into your soul to find your raw, super conscious, highly attuned being having divinity & bliss rushing throughout your veins. Let your true beauty be revealed from every inch of your being & your light banish all else that is not you in real. Let you be liberated from all your fears, regrets, anxieties & resentments so that your presence can bring ease & comfort to your life & your world making you successful in keeping your environment calm & peaceful. Let you always be blessed enough to be able to splurge & enjoy your heart out. Let your good deeds, inspiring thoughts & positive attitude help you in achieving your goals in life.
Stay Being Your Awesome Self!
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Overall I would like to rate the book 43 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 8/10
Net emotions in the story- 9/10
Usage of words and phrases-9/10
The title, cover and the illustration-9/10
The net impact on the readers- 8/10