This is a very powerful book that is quite philosophical and spiritual nature. It draws on Christianity and Buddhism to help explain points that otherwise may seem so otherworldly to you they almost reach absurdity.
I understand all of these points as they make sense to me but whenever I have tried to talk about them to anyone I’m shutdown. Yet the author has not only managed to phrase these correctly but become a world wide success. He clearly must be on to something here and through the mindfulness movement he is enjoying increased popularity as his book has been translated into at least 30 languages.
It is odd that if I try to explain something of this nature, I’m cut out from society and labelled an eccentric but someone else who is more articulate can express the same ideas and be praised for it. There is a lot of hypocrisy in the world and I don’t think I will ever be able to overcome it as it’s just so suffocating and ever present.
I’m forever trying to make sense of a world that is trying to force conformity on me however this is an impossible task just like trying to fit a square cube into a round hole. Only if you deform it and remove it’s originality is this possible but then you have lost so much that you can’t get back.
This is why it is so difficult for me to participate in the world and although I try to integrate you can always see the cracks and the jagged edges that mean I’m never really meant to act in this way.; Only society determines that I must in order to be considered “normal”.
Autistics are not preprogrammed like the rest of the population seem to be so we can be innovative but we are often penalised for our errant behaviour. You can’t have new ideas, concepts, products or even lifestyles from the same tired thinking yet because it comes from those excluded from mainstream society it’s rubbished. The claustrophobic attitude of the majority is harmful to the minority that need to change the world for the better.
Yes I’m having a rant but these thoughts need to come out of my head or they will poison my thinking and infiltrate my mood and happiness for the rest of the day. I don’t live in a hermitage so I require sufficient brain power to be able to cope with the modern world.