Books are my religion. Books like yoga opens my mind, shows me new horizons and teaches me about the world and my fellow human beings. Books help me help me to meet people with compassion and understanding. I'm currently reading four different books. This is one of my flaws; I can't ever pass up a bookstore (even when I go to the states I dive into Barnes and Nobles for hours. I cannot help but just love the place...) and I read tons of books at the same time. You see when a book enters my house I get so excited. I will sit on my coach smelling it and leafing through it randomly until, all of a sudden, I'm reading another book.
Two of the books in the picture I'm reading as part of my teachers training. I've read both the “The Bhagavad Gita” and the “sutras” many times and every time I find something new. In January I'm going to write no more than 4 papers based on these books so I figured they need another reading. Chasing the flame is a biography about Sergio Vieiro De Mello. I love it. Like it says on the back cover "The best way to understand today's messy world is to appreciate the inspiring life and diplomatic genius of Sergio". He worked as a UN high commissioner until he was killed tragically in Iraq in 2003. It is a fascinating portrait of a philosopher trying to save the world.
In “Sashenka” I’m in St Petersburg, snow is falling in a country on the brink of revolution. Need I say more??