Review Pen: When I Met Myself by Shreyansh Dixit

Santhosh Komaraju

Author–Shreyansh Dixit

Book– When I Met Myself

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What is the purpose of my existence? All I do seems worthless; every accomplishment is followed by the desperation of aiming for the next. How many tries are enough? When will my life take off? Why do I not like who I am? Do I even know myself?

Such questions pop up in his mind day and night. They haunt him, as does his meaningless pursuit of ‘success’, a word defined bizarrely by this world. The Hobson’s choice is to regret.

One fine morning, everything changes—he meets the most important person in his life, someone who will change his life forever; someone who he could never meet before.

The author, an eminent writer and motivational speaker, discloses nineteen principles of meaningful existence by following which one can turn all adversities into opportunities.

Understand the complexities of life through the simplest of examples and solutions—extract the enormous power of the subconscious mind by downloading good habits through your thoughts and refine it by accessing silence through meditation. Join the author on his journey of making the ultimate discovery, and on the way, you might just meet yourself too.

‘One can break the cocoon like a larva and fly limitlessly or hide inside till the end. The choice lies with you—one only has to seek permission from within.’


When I Met Myself by Shreyansh Dixit is a book on self-enlightenment that focuses on nineteen principles.

The said nineteen principles are chosen in such a way that they are the most relatable aspects of one’s life.

As the name suggests, the book is basically a dialogue exchange between the narrator and his self who seems wise than the mortal mind. He reveals the answers to the narrator’s dilemma and guides him on a path of betterment.

Most self-help books speak of righteous behavior in general. It has been seen that they skip some mundane questions that trouble a commoner. This book is different in the way of its approach. The author Shreyansh Dixit, has not just mentioned the things that are for the greater good, but also has been honest to address the other thoughts as well. This book has questions that a person would hesitate to admit out loud. The fear of being judged pulls down masses and thus some questions never see the light of the day. Even authors don’t pick those topics to discuss, for the fear of being disliked by their readers. Shreyansh Dixit here, goes candid. The book guides you through those lanes of your memory, where your thought halts but you never explore it more because somewhere even we judge our own selves.

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The book is easy to read for beginners and yet carries the aura of sophistication that seasoned readers crave for. The chapters are separate and mostly self-explanatory so every chapter can be re-read individually.

To add even further ease for the reader, the book has a list of takeaways and decisions after each chapter. You can read the entire book and if you are short on time, you can read those quotes on the takeaways.

This is the kind of book you can keep with you forever and when the time of distress arises, it would be food for the soul.

Ratings- 4 stars out of 5

The only additional thing that I wanted in the book was a content page. For those who will be re-reading the book later in life, there needs to be content page to lead them there, rather than turning the pages for longer time.

The book is truly a reflection of one’s true self, when someone is there to give advices. I’m still wondering if the author really did have such an experience.

Reviewed by- Banaja Prakashini

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1 Comment

  1. Tanks Banaja !

    For the frank review by you of my book.
    The aptest statement in the review is…

    ” This is the kind of book you can keep with you forever and when the time of distress arises, it would be food for the soul.”

    As the chapters in the book are so discrete that if someone is unhappy , the chapter on happiness can be opened and reread with the10 tips (“takeaways” and “my decisions” ) at the end of the chapter.
    Similar holds good for chapters on gratitude, goals, attempts, discipline, personality, time management, imagination, love, negativity, and enthusiasm, etc.
    Chapters are so discrete and that is the reason the separate content page was not envisaged.
    What you missed to mention was 101 questions at the end of the book which lets one judge the current state of the reader.
    Moreover, the chapter on Mind, Body, and Soul was also one of my vital chapters, where I had tried to make the reader understand, in practical terms the meaning of Soul.

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