After reading Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind this past January, and I started meditating 10 minutes a day for its health and wellness benefits.
It took me a little longer to read Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind than I had expected; I don't mind though, because its not a book I wanted to rush through. I'll make sure to do a full rundown with you guys at a later time, but what I can say is that its taught and will continue to teach me to appreciate my role in this world.
As a quick refresher, I commuted to reading 12 books in 2016. February's book I found one day at a "garage sale" a couple of blocks away from my apartment. I use "garage sale" loosely because when I arrived a sign asked me to drop fair market value of whatever I purchased through a window of a car parked in front. I dropped 2 bucks and considered my Karma quota met.
$2 bought me February's book: Hiroshima, by John Hersey. Hiroshima recounts the stories of 4 survivors of the atomic bomb dropped in 1945. Check out what the New York Times had to say below:
On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times).
I'm pretty stoked to see what this book is all about. If anything, with the recent increase in bombings we've seen in Syria as a result of ISIS' terrorism, I'm wondering what lesson is to be learned.