Be Your Shitty Self

An Honest Approach to a More Peaceful Life

Non-Fiction - Self Help
148 Pages
Reviewed on 01/17/2017
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Be Your Shitty Self: An Honest Approach to a More Peaceful Life by Mark Van Buren is an insightful and profound read that tells readers to accept themselves instead of striving hard to change. The book helps readers to connect with their inner selves and find peace from being completely and fully them. The author’s journey, his tips, concepts, and practical advice give readers the confidence and reasons to accept their shitty selves instead of struggling and running away from who they are. The book gives confidence to readers to cultivate love and compassion for themselves and everyone around them by using their experiences, letting go, and learning to flow with the stream of their lives.

The concept is useful and motivational and the author makes it simple and easy to understand so that readers can adopt a different approach to their way of thinking. The author uses Buddhist practices and meditative methods to make his readers understand that suffering is not a curse but the necessary fertilizer to develop one’s basic goodness and natural wisdom they already possess. The book helps everyone to acknowledge and embrace their fears and that it is okay to be their shitty selves.

I found the concept interesting and it’s a book that will help readers accept themselves for who they are and be comfortable and happy with it. Readers will find themselves becoming more aware of their daily lives and they will learn to be content with what they have and still enjoy the material goods of the world while understanding the limits.