God Box. Mallory Whitten. 2017. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
this book resonates with me as a person with depression trying to figure shit out. there's stuff about coping with death that makes me feel a lot of feelings and think about people from my life who have passed. the stuff about going to hawaii reminds me of a friend who regularly goes to hawaii with her family and whose mom died recently. the energy of the book remains consistent but there's a lot of playing around with different styles/modes of writing. for awhile i had difficulty opening myself up to spiritual ideas and spiritual experiences. i've been trying to be more spiritual. this book entered my life at the right time. i often feel compelled to share poems from this book with my friends. this book has an accessible style but hits harder than other books i've read with a similarly accessible style. i didn't know what a god box was until i read this book and googled the term. "The God Box is a useful method for letting go of worry, reducing anxiety and for solving seemingly insoluble problem. It works like this – you write down whatever issue it is that is concerning you that you have been unable to resolve or let go of. You then place the piece of paper in the God Box and relinquish control of fixing the situation to a higher power. Whenever you think of the problem again, you just say to yourself, 'It’s OK, it’s in the God Box – I haven’t been able to sort this out, I’ll let a higher intelligence do it for me'." .... i imagine writing this book helped the author let go of worry. but i just want to say reading God Box puts me in a headspace where i feel as though my problems are less daunting, like i can let go of them a bit. very cool book.