The orange cover of the book and an uncouth title are the pull factors that led me to read the latest work of Kagiso Msimango. Forgive me, but, I expected being met with a swear fest of words as opposed to facts.
My attitude was purely based on the title, Unf*ck Yourself- Unf*ck the World, but also taking it into account that this was my first time reading Kagiso’s work, who has authored two books prior to this.
To my surprise, inside this orange book, my soul was instantly soothed, spirit uplifted, body energised, mind cleansed, thoughts provoked, and self-love re-evaluated by the author’s mind-blowing pen.
It has been a while since I have read a book that has done more than one thing to my entire being at a go. Kagiso gave me more than one reason to start appreciating my being, my soul, and my body at the same time.
In Unf*ck Yourself- Unf*ck the World- Revelations to Save Your Life, Kagiso has given us a self-help book that forces us to rediscover, unlearn and let go of toxic behaviour and material information in order to become good beings to ourselves and the world.
She successfully does this by providing the reader with what she called the 13th unfuck thyself commandments. This is the 13th practical and sound commandments that allow us, human beings, to let go, unlearn and re-evaluate our being in order to become the best versions of ourselves.
The word unf*ck, in this case, means to let go, unlearn, re-look at one’s life from my own perspective. It might mean something else to the other reader and that is purely on its diverse use.
Kagiso, who is an intuitive life coach, energy healer uses her professional knowledge and practical experiences to put to the test her 13th commandments in the book. Her first-person narration throughout the pages of this book made me stop and put into practice some of her physical exercises that she is dishing out, especially the ones that relate to listening to our bodies.
Now, I need to admit that since I started reading this book, my attitude towards everything around me changed and even the language I use to speak to myself, people around me and the world has changed.
I found myself no longer claiming things that I have found on this earth.
No more ‘my car, my house, my bed, my books’, but I call them for what they are, ‘the things’. We have allowed material things to consume our being and allowed them to dictate how we feel about ourselves.
Kagiso’s ability to combine her passion for humanity, plants, animals with her professional eloquence makes this book a must-read to anyone who wants to reclaim their being from the world.
This orange bible is full of life and it is spiritually uplifting. Rather than spreading profanity, it will change your being and your perspective about life.