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Reading helps you connect with your inner self

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/lamiyasiraj/reading-helps-you-connect-with-your-inner-self-2844/

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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 lifeline. The activity of reading books gives immense pleasure and sense of completeness, taking our imagination to next level. Just the thought of finding out how many different kind of books are available in this whole world, in how many different languages, on various topics and subjects fascinate me. A wide variety of knowledge and information is being imparted from all of this books, to all those taking advantage out 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. When we read about unknown places , our mind itself creates the 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 for reading and understanding of an ‘auspicious book’. There I met my friend carrying a small bag stuffed with big heavy books. By heavy, I means 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? 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 as well as 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 instill the habit of reading in them. But sadly, the present generation seems to be moving away from books. They are more impressed by 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 in a way 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 lifes.

But I am sure there are still book lovers out there, who prefer to read and save those books filling their cupboards with varieties of books, and adding to their collections. 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

Surely, reading has many benefits. It strengthens memory, reduce stress, improves empathy, expands vocabulary, and makes you wiser, smarter and probably more useful. 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 either for education, conferences or for work. You, can never be alone if you inculcate the habit of reading, because a book can be your companion.

Lastly without any offend to 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.

2 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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