This is a unique, insightful and thoroughly enjoyable read. If there is a more accessible way of accessing and understanding these issues then I have not, as yet, come across it.
Tom uses the analogy of recipes and ingredients to introduce us to thought components and how they influence our behaviour and general well being. The term “flavours” develops this methodology as he guides us through the respective construction of his own “recipes”. The method is simple but not simplistic; indeed he uses such accessible and light terminology that these complex issues become open to us in a way that I have never seen before.
Tom has opened up a perspective to our thoughts, emotions and behaviour that is compelling and inspiring. He has the ability to distil the essentials from these complex matters without in any way diluting their relevance or inter-relational aspects. In fact, it is the inter-relation of the “ingredients” and the subsequent “making recipes” that enhances the accessibility and enjoyment of the book. He makes it clear that these ingredients, thoughts and “flavours of thoughts”, are all our own to combine but Tom gives us a guide to their meaning and even provides us with a few easy-to-make “recipes” to get us going.
“It’s brilliant! I love the idea of thinking about thoughts in a
way that encourages my intuition, without embroiling me in
The above quotation taken from the book is a typical and honest assessment.
He provides us with 21 recipes under the titles of “Strangeness”, “Charming” and “Direction” and constructs them into a various menus. How we can combine theses ingredients and introduce our own flavours is as personally flexible and creative as any traditional recipe book but so much more valuable and interesting. Personal understanding and development has never been so easy to access or simple to create a personal “solution”.
Flavours of Thought is thoroughly unique and enjoyable I will certainly be using this book time and again to follow the recipes that Tom has provided and to create some of my own. I recommend that you do the same whether you wish to address any specific issue that you may have or whether simply to improve the management of your own thoughts and life. It is truly an exciting approach to self awareness and development.
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