Thursday, July 13, 2017

Blog Tour: When All Is Not Well by Om Swami #giveaway #excerpt


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Date Published: July 14, 2015
 Publisher: Black Lotus

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I've heard so many people tell those who suffer depression to just "cheer up." I wonder if they really believe that it’s that simple. Depression isn't just sadness. It is emptiness, it is misery. It is pain and nothingness at once. When you are truly depressed you lack the ability or will to cheer yourself up. No one just “has depression.” You suffer from it. Even with all our scientific advances, depression remains one of the most mysterious mental illnesses.

 Anti-depressants don’t work for everyone just like meditation and vacations don’t work for many others. Ayurvedic and yogic texts dating as back as 5000 years called depression, vishada, a toxic state of mind. In this profoundly insightful work, Om Swami categorizes depression into three types to help you see how a different approach is needed to cure each type. Beautifully woven with soul-stirring case-studies and yogic wisdom, you will gain a new perspective on depression and sadness.


Reviews

When there is Darkness in your life, a person rises to show us light. A light of hope out of depression. That person is OM SWAMI. He is not Dark Knight. He is the Monk Who Sold His Porsche. And now with this book he has thrown light on reality of depression. --By Ajinkya Sonwane on 26 April 2016 

This book helps us find the right response in trying times and situations. I wish I had this book when I was struck with depressive episode in my life 23 years back. --By Vipul Agarwal on 3 May 2016

When all is not well ~ when we glance at the title of book, it seems why we need to read this book, for most of us, situations are somewhat under control and even if they are spiralling out of circumference, then we may ask “ What a simple book will do?” or “There are so many self help books out there, why shall I read it?” To be honest, if I haven’t read other books by author, then I must have thought the same, but it must have been a big mistake and would have dearly missed the beautiful teachings and transforming thoughts expressed in book.


Excerpt


Larry, my best friend, called me to say that Anna, his live-in girlfriend, in an attempt to commit suicide, had jumped from a ferry into the Sydney harbor. Sydney harbor, besides being cold and deep, is known to have sharks. Fortunately for Anna, there was a quick-acting and kind co-passenger who risked his own life to save her. She was hospitalized, put on a prescription plan, and then discharged a few days later when things seemed okay. But, as it happens all the time, when it comes to depression, things only seem okay when they are actually not okay at all. Just like the sea is unusually calm before a tsunami, one’s life can be quite normal before damaging depression shows up at the door.
Barely had another week passed and Anna went right into a major traffic intersection while the pedestrian signal was still red. Escaping a major, probably even fatal, accident while the intersection echoed with honks and sounds of cars coming to a screeching halt, she was hospitalized once again. For weeks, this time.

Barely had another week passed and Anna went right into a major traffic intersection while the pedestrian signal was still red. Escaping a major, probably even fatal, accident while the intersection echoed with honks and sounds of cars coming to a screeching halt, she was hospitalized once again. For weeks, this time.


About the Author


Om Swami is a monk who lives in a remote place in the Himalayan foothills. He has a bachelor degree in business and an MBA from Sydney, Australia. Swami served in executive roles in large corporations around the world. He founded and led a profitable software company with offices in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, London, Sydney and India.

Om Swami completely renounced his business interests to pursue a more spiritual life. He is the bestselling author of Kundalini: An Untold Story, A Fistful of Love and If Truth Be Told: A Monk’s Memoir.

His blog omswami.com is read by millions all over the world.

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