Reflections by Idries Shah
Small in size, but with a powerful punch, Reflections is a collection of fables, aphorisms, and statements that challenge the conditioned mind.
The book confronts the reader with unaccustomed perspectives and ideas, in an attempt to set the mind free, to see how things really are.
As the book’s foreword states, ‘Do you imagine that fables exist only to amuse or to instruct, and are based upon fiction? The best ones are delineations of what happens in real life, in the community and in the individual’s mental processes.’
Here is but a mini morsel from Reflections:
The world ‘choice’ is a fraud while people choose only what they have been taught to choose.