Spiritually sapped and seeking some motivation? You might just find it flipping through this book, which speaks about the importance of silence and introspection to channel one’s energies to maximum effect. And it’s far from a droning, one-note lecture; the colourful and well-laid out text is peppered with memorable quotations from some of the world’s greatest thinkers, such as Vivekananda, Goethe, Prophet Mohammed and Aristotle. Neither is it esoteric or incomprehensible; Eswaran’s reflections on states of mind like anger, detachment, peace and ego are ones you will immediately relate to, such as: ‘If detached, anger is a tool. If attached, you become its tool.’ Also, if you’re close to experiencing a burn-out in your frenetic life, the book contains some very easily-applicable, practical suggestions to create the much-needed space for quiet meditation.