‘Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe’ by Yumi Sakugawa

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe is a 2014 book by comic book artist Yumi Sakugawa that acts as a kind of hand-drawn spiritual guidebook for reconnecting with the universe.

And yeah, I know how corny or even “woo-woo” that will sound to some of you reading this. But it really is a delightfully sweet and gently playful little graphic novel full of wisdom and meditations on metaphysical matters, from making peace with your demons (over a slice of cake!), to the importance of deep breathing, to finding solace in your place, however small, in the seemingly endless cosmos — all accompanied by the author’s trippy, dreamlike black-and-white illustrations.

From the book’s description:

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe erases the boundaries of the standard self-help book and sets 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.

Get the 160-page hardcover for $23 on Amazon.