When your heart grows young: read this book (or not)

If you’re not good at leaving your comfort zone, don’t read this book. If you have secrets – I mean, stuff no one knows and stuff you’ve half-forgotten because it’s buried so deep and you plan to keep it that way – don’t read this book. If you enjoy nursing old hurts – like, if you enjoy bringing them out every now and then and stroking them just enough to keep you angry – don’t read this book. If you’re quite comfy to think a lot about stuff and not all that much about people, don’t read this book. If you begrudge whole sectors of society because they have something you don’t and you have every right to stand on that resentment, don’t read this book.

But:

If you are tired of heaving around a heavy heart, read this book. If you’re spiritually short of breath because actually you’re not just unfit, you’re sick, read this book. If there are days when you feel ugly, read this book. If you want to empty your heart and scrub it out clean, read this book. If you’re willing to accept that the common denominator in all your relationships is you, read this book. If you are – even a little bit – damaged or disfigured by guilt, anger, greed or jealousy, read this book. If you want to live free and in the light, read this book. If you want to love and be loved, read this book.

Mostly, if you think you don’t need this book, read this book.

Seriously. If you have a pulse, you need to read this book. I saw myself on just about every page, and there were pages that made me think of just about everyone I know.

Get it here or here if you live somewhere first-worldish, and here if you’re in SA.

Think: life-changing Christmas present! Get one for at least three people you love, and about a dozen people you don’t.

Just make sure you read it first.

(This is a free punt. Nothing in it for me. Just spreading the love because this is another one that’s going to make the world look more like it should. And it’ll make you look more like Jesus.)

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