METANOIA: The Journey of Changing One’s Mind, Heart, Self, Or Way of Life

The first question that arises in your mind: “Why METANOIA?” Well my dear readers, I could have kept the topic simple, “Perks of Reading”. But then again out of curiosity why not introduced a new word that is unknown for most of us. In true terms by the end of this article you all might have a feeling to go through “METANOIA”


It is wise to say, reading habit is indirectly linked to our professional success, as it opens up the mind to new experiences and provides new avenues of knowledge. For starters, reading helps to expand the mind and give us more ideas. Reading has been proven to keep our minds young, healthy and sharp.Reading also develops the imagination and allows us to dream and think in ways that we would have never been able to before. When we read, let it be picture books, story books, text books, novels, new paper, blogs or articles we have exercised our comprehension abilities and our analytical abilities. It fires up our imagination and stimulates the memory centre of our mind. It helps recall information as well as stabilize our emotions. It’s been found that regular mental stimulation can slow down and possibly even prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Reading keeps the mind agile and young. 

Reading enhances our life in several ways

  1. Reading Expands & Exercises Your Mind
  2. Reading Creates A New Door For Creative Thinking 
  3. Reading Helps In Memorizing & Concentration
  4. Reading Can Give You a Greater Perspective Of Who You Want To Be In Life
  5. Reading Can Help You De stress
  6. Reading Can Provide a Sense of Belonging
  7. Reading is a Great Conversation Starter
  8. Reading Helps Your Vocabulary
  9. Reading Keeps You Grounded 

            “There is no friend as loyal as a book”, said American author Ernest Hemingway. Books fire up our imagination, it provide solace in times of grief, and open up your world.

Before the internet, books were the only sources of information and knowledge. Books contain the collective wisdom of our times. The more we read, the more we will learn about the world and the people in it. Talking about greater benefits of book reading is that it helps us to evolve our understanding of the world, they can be a perfect escape from reality, they can cheer us up when we’re down, motivate us when we’re sad, and even keep us company when everybody else is busy. Books work as portals to newer worlds. They have the potential to broaden our perspective, shape our attitude towards others and life, and open us up to new ways of thinking about everyday life. It helps shape our identity. When we read, we decide who we want to become. We borrow bits from fictional characters we hold dear. Reading is a constant exercise in humility. The more we read, the more we realize how much we haven’t. That reminds us of how much further we still need to go. Each book reminds us of how limited our knowledge is. Readers are friendlier and more accepting of others. They are always helpful as they know they too are still a work in progress. A book is one of the most powerful things in the world, offering new opportunities to learn, grow and be inspired

It’s safe to say that reading can change our life for better, and the importance of reading is undeniable.We need to challenge ourselves by stepping out of our comfort zone, and it may even surprise us with a newfound passion. We’ll be amazed to see the places reading can take you.

For Toddlers, it’s a New World,

For Students, it’s Mysterious,

For Teenagers, it’s Dreams,

For Business men, it’s Profit,

For Old Age, it’s Spiritual,

For Myself, it’s Fairy Tale.



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