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Reading helps you connect with your inner self


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Reading stimulates imaginations

Books! Imagine how vast the world of books is in itself, isn’t it? For many people like me, books are a lifeline. The activity of reading books gives immense pleasure and a sense of completeness, taking our imagination to the next level. Just the thought of finding out how many different kinds of books are available in this whole world, in how many other languages, on various topics and subjects fascinate me. A wide variety of knowledge and information is being imparted from all of these books to those taking advantage of them!

The most precious gift in my life are books,

I can open again and again…

The imaginations and creativity of our minds are being strengthened by reading. For example, when we read about unknown places, our mind creates imaginative images in our heads, rather than simply saving images from small screen memory.


“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recently, we a group of ladies had gathered for one such activity to read and understand an ‘auspicious book’. I met my friend carrying a small bag stuffed with big heavy books. By heavy, I mean books of more than 500 pages. ‘What is this Zain’? I asked. ‘‘small bag, big books,’’ she replied with a smile.

Reading improves focus and concentration

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Yes, I thought to myself thinking. Aren’t our brains like this? Of course, the size of our brain is small compared to our body. But think of the knowledge it contains.

The habit of reading books can save us and change us in a long way. Reading books can bring about a positive change in us. There are umpteen libraries, but parents and teachers put in an extra effort to make the young ones read, to instil the habit of reading in them. But sadly, the present generation seems to be moving away from books. They are more impressed by the technology and in surfing the Net. Reading is almost forgotten.

The pleasure of holding a book, the smell of pages while reading, getting totally engrossed and travelling miles while being seated at home, well words cannot explain that feeling. Newspapers and magazines have become e-versions. Books are stored in devices though I agree that it’s good for the environment as papers are saved.

Books are fascinating

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Reading allow us a greater width and depth of experience that we simply cannot have in our own lives.

But I am sure there are still book lovers out there who prefer to read and save those books, fill their cupboards with varieties of books, and add to their collections. But, on the other hand, I have also witnessed people who just love to collect books but hardly open and read them.


“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”  – Mary Schmich

Indeed, reading has many benefits. It strengthens memory, reduces stress, improves empathy, expands vocabulary, and makes you wiser, more intelligent and probably more helpful. Books introduce you to libraries, to silence, to magic. It changes your subconscious mind. Its bring positivity, productivity and the ability to become better at everything. It can take you to places, through imagination or for education, conferences, or work. You can never be alone if you inculcate the habit of reading because a book can be your companion.

Lastly, without offending non-readers, as it’s a personal choice, I can say reading help you to ‘embrace your emotional self and connect with your inner self.

14 thoughts on “Reading helps you connect with your inner self”

  1. Very true. Once an avid reader, unfortunately since last some years, reading has taken a backseat in my life. Reading this article has inspired me to once again pick up my favourite activity. All the very best to me.
    Thanks Lamiya.👍

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