I have read a number of books on Buddhism in the past. When Chocolate Runs Out is a short Buddhism 101 guide, written in such a way for the lay person to understand. Buddhism is supposed to be simple and yet trying to wrap up what I learned in this short book is something you’ll have to read for yourself.
Being raised a Christian some of the points in this book bring to mind some things I’ve learned in how I was raised. Our mind is powerful and what we choose to think on shapes us in more ways than we’ll ever conceive. Life is in constant flux and if we keep trying to hold on to the same old, same old we’ll get left in the dust of the past. I still don’t meditate. I’ve gone to yoga once. I refused to “Om,” during my session. The exercise was intense and I felt it for weeks after. Resting and focusing on my breathe helped me last winter when I was sick. It helped me calm down and breathe better.
I received my digital ARC copy of When The Chocolate Runs Out by Lama Thubten Yeshe care of NetGalley from Wisdom Publications. The opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own. If you are looking for a beginner book on Buddhism I would recommend this one, though I don’t agree with everything in this book.