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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
By Deepak Chopra
Alternative-medicine advocate and bestselling author Deepak Chopra has distilled the fundamental principles of his teachings into The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success. He presents simplified universal concepts and timeless wisdom that is meant to be read until you have internalized the laws. An inspirational book that encourages readers to adopt a peaceful perspective of the world around them while providing actionable takeaways of how to apply each of the laws into your daily life to grow spiritually.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
By Eckhart Tolle
Spiritual teacher and bestselling author Eckhart Tolle inspires readers to appreciate the present moment. His simple teachings include but are not limited to accepting what is, choosing not to identify with the ego and remembering that you are not your own thoughts. The book is a spiritual guide to release worry about the past and future and to focus on the present and enjoy the now.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
By Eckhart Tolle
Spiritual teacher and bestselling author Eckhart Tolle wrote A New Earth to follow up and expand on his ideas presented in The Power of Now. He eloquently writes about philosophical and psychological doctrines for any reader to resonate with. He combines Western and Eastern worldviews and provides illuminating insights centered around spirituality and human nature. If you particularly struggle with existential crises and wonder about life’s purpose, this book is for you.
Awareness: Conversations with the Masters
By Anthony De Mello
Anthony De Mello was a Roman Catholic priest who grew up in India and who spent time studying philosophy. His communication style is not what you’d expect from a priest as his writing was denounced by the Pope. Due to his unique upbringing he combines Western Christian worldviews with Eastern Buddhist and Hindu mysticism. The book is a collection of meditations to be reflected on, full of countless illuminating truths expressed with a simple yet blunt style of communication to develop a greater level of awareness. If you want a thought-provoking book that will inspire you to look at the world from a different angle, this is it.
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
By Shunryu Suzuki
Shunryu Suzuki is one of the most influential western Zen masters, he was a Sōtō Zen monk who popularized Zen Buddhism in America and who founded the first Buddhist monastery outside of Asia. Many readers describe this book as the best Zen book for beginners. As the subtitle implies, this book consists of his teachings arranged by topics. He teaches Zen practices in an inspiring and uplifting way and regardless of if you already meditate or not, he offers fundamental strategies to become more mindful.
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”
– Ferdinand Foch
“Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold to the truth within yourself, as to the only truth.”
“You can’t do anything about the length of your life but you can do something about its width and it’s depth.”
– Shira Tehrani