There are several spiritual books I have by my bedside and that I read regularly. They are books that remind me how to live a better life and how to appreciate every day. Our lives are busy and sometimes stressful and we need reminding that we are part of something bigger. These are not religious books though. They are books that can help us all live a more fulfilling life, regardless of religious beliefs. I also hate the term self-help as it conjures up images of women in nineteen eighties movies crying into their tubs of ice-cream on a Saturday night. Don’t ask me why. Here are my top five.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
This is one of the first spiritual books I read. Practical and informative, it’s a great book to get you on the right path to fulfilling your true potential. I always pick this one up for some helpful pointers when I’m feeling a little lost in life.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
I have a screenshot of the four agreements on my phone so that I can remind myself every day. They are four practical pieces of advice to live by and they have helped me immensely. They are : Be impeccable with your word, always do your best, don’t take things personally and don’t make judgments. This best-seller is my bed-side must-have.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Oprah calls him a spiritual guru for the modern age and if you have ever heard Eckhart Tolle speak you will know that to be true. This book is all about the now and the fact that there is nothing but the now. Profound in its simplicity, it’s a book that I have covered in highlight markings and margin notes. Another one of my favourite spiritual books.
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Another terrific Tolle read. As you can tell, I’m a big fan. It’s another enlightening and thought-provoking book which can help us all find peace and happiness in ourselves.
The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama
To be honest, just looking at this man’s face makes me happy before even opening the book! He looks so serene and what he says here makes so much sense. It’s a practical guide about how we can move away from suffering (which is sometimes of our own making) and live a happier and more fulfilled life.
What are your favourite spiritual books that help you deal with everyday living?