Book: The Mind’s Traps – Augusto Cury

The Mind’s Traps – Augusto Cury

The Mind’s Traps – Augusto Cury

Camille has an enviable life. She is a beautiful, rich, and brilliant woman, who could impress anyone with her ability to debate and argue. 

But her beauty and many diplomas are not enough to prevent her from getting stuck in the one place where we should all be free: our minds. She closes herself in her world, critical, obsessive, pessimistic. She does not enjoy receiving help. She sees it as weakness, and won’t bow down before anyone, not even to the great professionals capable of helping her like psychiatrists and psychologists. 

Her husband Marco Túlio, in a desperate attempt to help her, decides to buy a beautiful farm for her to spend time away from the stress of the big city, breathe fresh air and find in nature the peace that she so desperately seeks.

But, despite the change of scenery, those monsters that haunt our minds hide in the depths of our being and we carry them wherever we go. Haunted by her emotional ghosts, Camille entertains disturbing thoughts and her nightmares do not let her sleep.

All seems lost, up to the point when she meets a special someone, an eccentric gardener, who pushes her to rethink true intelligence, the type which cannot be found in diplomas, and happiness which is not in our possessions, but rather in what we are.

Camille decides that she will have to face her greatest nightmares, the hidden monsters in her mind. She will have to learn to forgive and understand “unforgiving” people. The Mind’s Traps is a philosophy and psychology lesson, leading us to a deep reflection on how the labyrinths of our psyche are much more complex than any of us can imagine.

The Mind’s Traps – Augusto Cury

Camille has an enviable life. She is a beautiful, rich, and brilliant woman, who could impress anyone with her ability to debate and argue. 

But her beauty and many diplomas are not enough to prevent her from getting stuck in the one place where we should all be free: our minds. She closes herself in her world, critical, obsessive, pessimistic. She does not enjoy receiving help. She sees it as weakness, and won’t bow down before anyone, not even to the great professionals capable of helping her like psychiatrists and psychologists. 

Her husband Marco Túlio, in a desperate attempt to help her, decides to buy a beautiful farm for her to spend time away from the stress of the big city, breathe fresh air and find in nature the peace that she so desperately seeks.

But, despite the change of scenery, those monsters that haunt our minds hide in the depths of our being and we carry them wherever we go. Haunted by her emotional ghosts, Camille entertains disturbing thoughts and her nightmares do not let her sleep.

All seems lost, up to the point when she meets a special someone, an eccentric gardener, who pushes her to rethink true intelligence, the type which cannot be found in diplomas, and happiness which is not in our possessions, but rather in what we are.

Camille decides that she will have to face her greatest nightmares, the hidden monsters in her mind. She will have to learn to forgive and understand “unforgiving” people. The Mind’s Traps is a philosophy and psychology lesson, leading us to a deep reflection on how the labyrinths of our psyche are much more complex than any of us can imagine.