knowledge seduces us. Now, this struck me as odd since I love learning. What does it even mean to romanticize knowledge? Is it fanciful, unrealistic, or not practical, as the dictionary defines a romantic view? I want to learn. I want to know. I have so many questions! But is my pursuit of knowledge really a pursuit of answers?
Does the promise of knowledge say there is an answer to all our questions? Or is the most significant block to our progress the illusion of knowledge? Is there something more fantastical than knowledge that's guiding the world? Is it easier to believe in destiny and that nothing you do can change the fate of things?
Katy Hays is a first-time author who paints a chilling picture of how someone concludes that it's not choices but fate that drives the world. This book was a slow start for me but quickly gained momentum for the mysterious way the story unfolds and for inquiring if there are any real choices in life.
I think there are! And we must take responsibility for our choices. But the protagonist in this story thinks differently. What about you?
Let me know what you think.
PAULETTE LOVES BOOKS!
She is an avid reader on many subjects and shares inspirations for mindful practices based on the stories, philosophies, and teachings shared by authors worldwide.
She believes you can find the secrets to living a profoundly happy and healthy life in the pages of many a manuscript authored by masters and novices alike.
Paulette shares what she's learned in easy-to-apply morsels as she practices the insights in her approach to mindfulness, communication, conflict, and just being yourself.
Write to Paulette if a book you love has changed your perspective. Or read one of the books she's listed here and let her know what you've taken away as a personal practice.