Why Yumi Sakugawa’s “Your Illustrated Guide To Becoming One With The Universe” Is Just The Friend You Need

A hand-drawn path to inner peace!

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe will set you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations, you will find nine metaphysical lessons with dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.

Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path – and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.

My mind feels full to bursting – chaotic, even – most of the time.

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With The Universe helped calm it.

A tranquil combination of graphic novel + self-help, this book is like nothing else I’ve read.

Through black and white illustrations, Yumi Sakugawa demonstrates how to come to terms with both the world and yourself. Although the latter is far smaller, it often feels just the opposite. It’s HARD to be at peace with yourself… it’s debatable whether any of us ever completely are.

But this book certainly puts us a step closer.

“Most of the time the universe speaks to us very quietly in pockets of silence, in coincidences, in nature, in forgotten memories, in the shape of clouds, in moments of solitude, in small tugs at our hearts.”

With instructions ranging from the literal and straightforward (“pay attention and listen”) to the metaphorical (“set yourself on fire”), Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With The Universe teaches you basic breathing and destressing exercises.

It’s only 160 pages long, but is by no means a quick read. Even that mouthful of a title forces you to slow down and take your time!

This book feels like a trusted friend. The only one who knows all your problems and secrets. Who maybe even knows you better than you know yourself.

Gentle yet firm.

Quiet, kind, humorous.

Meditation in book form.

Definitely one to revisit + ponder.

Reminiscent of Shel Silverstein, The Sad Ghost Club, and Everyone’s A Aliebn When Ur A Aliebn Too.

Yumi Sakugawa is surely a talent to keep an eye on.

“How can we possibly feel oneness with the universe if we aren’t creating any inner space to really listen to what the universe is trying to tell us?”

 

About nevillegirl

Elizabeth. University of Iowa class of 2019. Triple majoring in English & Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies. Twenty-one-year-old daydreamer, introvert, voracious reader, aspiring writer, and lesbian. Passionate about feminism, mental health, comic books, and cats.
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