In this book, Holocaust survivor Dr. Frankl offers anyone who may be searching for answers to life’s chaos and dilemmas a very critical call to action by not telling people what to do, but why they must do it. Frankl’s story is one of hope and love, stating that, “We cannot avoid suffering, but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.” The foundation of my life has been hope so this book is at the top of my “must read” list.Buy from Amazon
This book is a beautiful argument and plea for us to live an authentic life, addressing the silent questions that exist in the deepest chambers of our hearts. With these words, we are inspired to have confidence and to trust our own feelings about our lives: “You are looking outward and of all things that is what you must not do. Nobody can advise and help you, nobody. Go inside yourself.” Rilke, gently teaches us, nudges us, to begin a search inwards. This is a key element of my work, “look inside yourself” for meaning, strength, love, and courage so Rilke has been a big inspiration for me.Buy from Amazon
This manual-style book based on The Power of Now offers us a guide for practicing the principles for living in the moment. Within this book are specific practices and clear keys that show us how to discover for ourselves the “grace, ease, and lightness” that comes when we simply quiet our thoughts and see the world before us in the present moment. You can read this book slowly, or even just open it at random, deepen your awareness by practicing the exercises, reflect on the words, and – maybe over time, maybe immediately – you’ll discover something of life-changing significance. You’ll find the power, the ability to change and elevate not only your life, but your world as well.Buy from Amazon
This book is written by one of my most profound teachers and is a peace activist. I have been on several silent week-long retreats with him, and in this book Thich Nhat Hanh will help you feel inspired to establish ways to live life from a place of gratitude and peace. He states beautifully, “Here are things you can do to make your life better, go ahead, don’t hesitate, you can do it.”Buy from Amazon
This brilliant book gets to the heart of what keeps us from living our greatest, happiest life: the mind. This insightful Tibetan Buddhist nun is a friend of mine, and she writes so beautifully here, encouraging us to become our own best friend by understanding the workings of the mind.Buy from Amazon
This is a perfect pocket-size book for understanding how we create stories about ourselves and our lives in our minds. This well-known Toltec teacher says, “How can you know if what you believe about yourself is true? The truth is we have no idea who we are — we have been saying these stories to ourselves about ourselves for so long that that has become the image of ourselves Our faith has been invested in the lies about ourselves. It’s a story but it’s not the Truth.” Understanding these Four Agreements Don Miguel explains to us will change your life if you let it.Buy from Amazon
We all know that things fall apart in our lives quite often — some in small ways, and others in big ways. I love the way Pema Chodron, a Buddhist nun says this, “When things fall apart, that usually means we are on the brink of a change of some kind.” This book gives us beautiful advice on how to relax into what is and understand deeply that “This very moment is the perfect teacher.”Buy from Amazon
In this book, spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson gives us hope by detailing 10 basic changes we can make as we learn to view the world through the eyes of love instead of fear. She says, “The Universe is primed to start over again in any moment, and it is only our thoughts to the contrary that keep it from doing so.” I became more comfortable with the inevitable changes that will happen in life by reading the wisdom from Marianne.Buy from Amazon
Yes, I’m including my own book here! As a meditation teacher and spiritual seeker for more than thirty years, I wrote this book to share my tips for putting into practice an easy to implement, 3-part, daily routine to help you find more confidence, feel less stressed, and find deeper meaning along life’s path.Buy from Amazon
I read Love Warrior in a weekend sitting. Glennon Doyle’s authentic truth, raw honesty, and vulnerability allow you to fully relate to the stories she so openly tells. There’s a life-changing takeaway for anyone who reads this book.Buy from Amazon
This is a favorite of mine that I return back to often, whenever seeking inspiration or a gentle reminder of purpose and passion. The Alchemist opens your mind to believing that anything is possible, and that we all are here to do great things.Buy from Amazon
Reading anything by Brené Brown is like getting a comforting hug from an old friend. Braving the Wilderness accesses the thoughts and feelings deep within us all and helps us to remember who we are and why we are here. A beautiful book on connectivity, belonging, and courage.Buy from Amazon
For anyone looking for a reminder of their own creative genius, Big Magic is for you! Elizabeth Gilbert takes us on a journey of tapping into what we are all here to bring into this world. I often refer to this book when needing a gentle nudge to create and inspire.Buy from Amazon
This book is a beautiful reminder of the power of our mind and our thoughts. Have you ever stopped to wonder what it is you creating every day with the thoughts in your mind? Neville succinctly talks about the power of imagination and ensures us that it is possible to create the world that we wish to live in.Buy from Amazon
I’ve gifted this book to so many people I’ve lost track! The Artist’s Way is my go-to for incorporating a meaningful journaling practice, as well as tapping into our own source of creative inspiration.Buy from Amazon
Over the years we have poured through hundreds of books looking for inspiration and wisdom from great teachers around the world. Francois Mauriac wrote, “Tell me what you read, and I’ll tell you who you are is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.” Below are 15 books that we have read and reread.
⇒⇒⇒Click the cover of each book for our favorite quote, and our own reviews and takeaways on why we chose each book.
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