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Thursday, May 12, 2011

dreamsellers and revenge

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I am reading an interesting book calledThe Dreamseller: The Calling: by Augusto Cury. It is a new book and describes  a group of people who have lost their dreams and ,in the process of finding them, find a whole new way of living.
I like to read and especially like  to read quirky and provocative books. This is one of them. The author , Augusto Cury, is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, scientist and bestselling author in Brazil.  Interestingly, this book is the recipient of China's 2009 Weishanu award for Best foreign novel. I am impressed with the selection committee that chose this book.

The author challenges us to look inside ourselves  and discover if we have lost our passion for life along the road of acquiring material things. If we have traded our souls for being called "normal" in this world. Mr Cury talks about the importance of  looking within for acknowledgement . He challenges us to think for ourselves no matter how uncomfortable it is. In one part of the book, there is a very angry , revenge seeking ex- employee of a  big company. The angry man  asks the Dreamseller , what do I do to get revenge?  The Dreamseller states, "The greatest revenge you can take against any enemy is to forgive him. Kill him inside yourself. Take your revenge by reclaiming your peace of mind and by shining even more in your next job, Otherwise , he will haunt you for the rest of your life."
Great book and have a "revenge filled " day.
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