The Monk of Lantau
The search for a meaningful existence is as universal as it is elusive. When obstacles to happiness and personal goals seem to riddle our horizons, where do we turn for answers? Meet Matthew, an average Londoner, a family man and a husband, intent on the all-too-normal pursuit of making a better life for himself and his family. When an accident threatens to become the proverbial straw that breaks his back in his pursuit of happiness and personal attainment, Matthew finds himself at a crossroad in his life.
In the way the Universe has of placing the right people in our lives at just the right time, Matthew happens upon a tale from an unlikely source, a tale of a man with mystical healing powers, someone Matthew can seek who can restore balance and harmony to his life and heal his daughter who is fighting for her own. As he traipses through Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia in search of the healer, nothing about the beautiful, trying, and challenging outward journey compares to the progress he makes as he travels into the depths of his own being.
Through Matthew’s journey, we are given the keys to finding the healer for ourselves. Most importantly, readers are invited to harness the beauty and prosperity that comes when we seek ways to recognize that we are all connected to each other and we are all marvellous and powerful creators of our own unique, stunning life story.
Firstly I would like to thank author Mann Matharu, Clink Street Publishing and Rachel Gilbey for the ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review.
The Monk of Lantau is a book about a Matthew’s journey to find a cure for his seriously ill daughter and so he sets out to find a man with mystical healing powers. It’s during this journey that Matthew comes to realise he too needs healing and it’s the changes that take place within himself and those he meets, that turn out to be the greatest gift of all.
Mann Matharu has written a gentle book, full of wise words about how not just his character Matthew can heal himself, but so can we, if we take the time to sit and contiplate the issues that trouble us.
It’s a work of fiction, but Matharu uses his tale to illustrate for the reader the joy that can be gained by taking the same journey ourselves. It doesn’t have to be a literal journey, it can take place in our homes! Freeing ourselves from the burdens that trouble us and weigh us down.
The story is almost unimportant, being a vehicle for Matharu’s message of self help and self healing. He invites the reader to take a closer look at their need to own the best watch, succeed in their career, at the cost of personal peace.
A very timely read, in today’s climate of worrying change!
Living in London, Mann Matharu is a qualified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a Reiki Master Teacher. Through his work, Mann has helped many people overcome mental, physical and emotional barriers and has been widely recognised by various national and international organisations including an invitation to 10 Downing Street to meet the former Prime Minister, David Cameron in 2016. Currently his philanthropic projects include: Sikhs Online which was launched in 2008 with a view of bringing Sikh news and historical content into the mainstream media and Homeless 100, a self-funded initiative to provide food for the homeless in London.