From my first day on Earth, I was lost. As soon as I started to learn about the world myriads of questions started to occupy my mind. I learned how to read and speak and soon I realized that no one will give me answers unless I go out there and find them myself.
When I was young, I was constantly asking myself: “Why there is no single book about how a person should think, act, and live?” Since then finding this book became my personal quest.
Today I am 30. After years of accumulating bits of knowledge scattered in countless minds, I felt that it is time for me to attempt to write such a book.
I wasn’t ready when I started writing. I just started because not writing was no longer an option. I was driven by a question that up to date governed all of my actions: “Who if not me?” I turned my soul inside out and the words that spilled on the paper self-assembled into this manuscript.
Before you start reading, here is the mindset I ask you to keep while reading this book: take everything you find here with a grain of salt.
I am not a guru. I am not a spiritual teacher. I am neither a monk nor a scientist. I am no different from you. I am just another man in the street, an ordinary person who talks about what he assumes to be important.
Being a dogmatist beating himself in the chest and claiming that he found “the Only Truth” is the last thing I want to be. I hammered openness to the new ideas into my mind and learned how to reject the ideologies I have been previously exposed to whenever I open the first page of a new book. I know that in order to keep forging my mind I have to keep it malleable. And that’s what I ask you, my reader: stay open.
There is a Russian saying: “There are as many opinions as there are people”. And although I, like everyone else, have my own opinions on almost everything in life, I have no intention to impose them on you. I never walked your path and I will never know what it is like to be you. What’s important and useful for me, may turn out to be unquestionably unimportant and absolutely useless for others.
You don’t have to take this extremely “excessive” text by a consecutive storm, chapter by chapter. See it as a card-box of meditations. Choose what catches your eye and enter the doors that open themselves. It might be that entering through one door you will find your way to others.
If something you find here will prove to be of value for you, take it, use it, and be happy. However, if you don’t find anything of worth, put the book aside, enjoy your own quest for insights, manifest your own vision of life, and be happy too. I wish you to find what you are seeking.
Thank you for reading my book “Meditations of the Millennial”.
If you want to support me on my mission, please, share this book with someone you love. Maybe they will find what they seek on its pages.