Wisdom for Overcoming Disappointment and Depression

How to Live Spiritually without Expectations and Needs

Non-Fiction - Grief/Hardship
72 Pages
Reviewed on 01/16/2018
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Author Biography

As a bestselling author on Amazon, Dr. Wong is a civil engineer by training, and an award-winning hydrologist. Having lived a worldly life, he now lives spiritually in the midst of modern Singapore. Nowadays, he serves the world as a freelance consultant and trainer. He is also an editor and has authored books of four different genres: engineering, philosophy, self-help and spirituality.

Since 2009, his books have been available on Amazon and many other online bookstores worldwide. In 2012, 2013 and 2017, he was featured on the Radio 938LIVE programme "A Slice of Life Hour". He has also given more than 30 talks at the Singapore Writers Festival, Read Fest, Human Library Singapore, Heartlands Book Club, Next Chapter Book Club, Booktique bookstore, Financial Services Consumer Association, as well as various Meetup groups. Further information about Dr. Wong’s work can be found on his website (http://wisdomlife.page4.me/) and the FB page (https://www.facebook.com/wisdomlivelife).

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Wisdom for Overcoming Disappointment and Depression: How to Live Spiritually Without Expectations and Needs by Dr. Tommy S.W. Wong is an uplifting and encouraging book for all those readers who are undergoing disappointments and depression in their daily lives and do not know how to handle it. The book explores how to tackle this and offers readers a way of living that can lead to peace, love, joy, and harmony. Tom and Guru Harry discuss what can be the cause of disappointment, how disappointments and expectations are correlated, the causes of depression, and how depression is related to needs. The wisdom shared in the book will help readers live a life free from disappointment and depression.

The book is written in a conversational format and the dialogues between Tom and Guru Harry cover many doubts about depression, unhappiness, and disappointments. The idea of presenting this concept as a dialogue makes it easy for readers to understand and get exactly what they are looking for. The topic has been handled extensively and cleverly. Guru Harry’s take on the topic is enlightening and will help readers look at life and its problems and handle these with a different perspective. The book will help readers contemplate and reflect on their lives and their surroundings, and realize that the sooner they remove their needs the better. The book enables readers to live a life where they are spiritually elevated and contented with what they have, and teaches them to accept the situations they are in, thereby bringing peace and joy.