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Departure From Indifference: Probing the Framework of Reality by Octavio A. Melo is an inspiring essay on the liberating power of embracing reality. The author begins with a premise that demonstrates a truth readers are familiar with: we hate to see things as they are, especially if they don't fit into our perception or make us feel good. We'd rather wish the death of someone dear to us were an illusion. But the author explains that there is incredible power in accepting reality for what it is and moves on to show how this defines our sense of inner freedom and helps us connect to our deepest aspirations. In the heart of this work is a deep understanding of man's quest for meaning and truth. Octavio A. Melo shows readers the benefits of staying true to their observations of reality, a path that is both liberating and empowering.
Departure From Indifference: Probing the Framework of Reality is a book for readers who enjoy mental challenges and who love to reflect on the themes of life, inner freedom, purpose, and perception. The author uses a simple style and a conversational tone that engages the reader in a philosophical dialogue with themselves. In the tradition of Anthony de Mello, this author encourages readers to stay honest in their observation of reality, no matter how hard it is, because it is the path to finding their purpose. The thoughts are logically organized and expressed with striking clarity. The author has a gift for economy of word, knowing how to get to the essentials without wasting the reader's time. This essay is brief, rich in its content, and thought-provoking.