Kartikeya Ladha’s ‘Dream Beyond Shadows’ is one of those rare books that I can read over and over again. Which is even rarer for a person, who with all her heart detest reading any Self-Help or Spiritual books.
You ask me Why? Because it’s really really good… And really helpful for someone who is going through some sort of identity crisis or a mental block, hindering the very peace of mind which we to ultimately strive for.
Kartikeya Ladha’s ‘Dream Beyond Shadows’ is an inspiring tale that is part autobiographical, part spiritual, part travelogue and part poetry.
When I started with this book, I was unaware that it was to be a delight to read. Each turn of page, unconsciously released me from knots I never realised I was tied into. This book is a story of Kartikeya’s journey to self realization, that there is more to life than a successful career and a life of luxury. That life needs simplicity to thrive on, not the complexities we humans create for ourselves.
The Author decides to quit his job and take on a path that he never before thought of treading. The path of self actualisation through a journey of wanderer and a wonderer.
Kartikeya travels to Peru in South America, where he encounters many soul enlightening experiences, which changes the Author in a very spiritual way.
Kartikeya Ladha’s spiritual journey inspired me on a very deeper level. It kind of forced me to contemplate about the journey I was in and it’s consequences that may impact the mental well being.
The best part about the book is Kartikeya’s narrative. It felt like smooth flowing river; calm and harmonious. What’s more, the author weaved this beautiful journey intricately into an inspiring tale. I applaud the author with all my heart.
Dream beyond Shadows has earned a 4 star for its beautifully written story and the lesson it teaches its readers.