Meditations and exercises encourage readers to step outside themselves and observe their reactions to various life situations as a first step in ridding themselves of negative mental states. Author Christopher Titmuss calls this an important way to enhance one’s sense of self-confidence and serenity. He places special emphasis on the virtue of patience, discusses ways to develop patience, and enumerates situations in which people’s patience is tested. These include everything from awaiting an important telephone call to anticipating the outcome of serious medical tests.
Advice is presented on ways to create in oneself a sense of steadiness in the face of uncertainty, thereby maintaining a peaceful state of mind. Instructions for breathing exercises are also provided as important means of maintaining emotional balance and self-awareness.
Beautiful color photographs employ images that focus on the theme of serenity.