4 Books That Will Transform You (+ A Freebie) - Part 1
With the countless self-help books out there today, it can be confusing to know where to start when you're looking to grow. And if you're like me, you have about 300 of these said books 'Saved for Later' on Amazon. This exhaustive list could be minimized if we just knew which books would have the most impact of our lives. Then we could just completely skip over all the rest.
That is what I'm hoping to give you with this growing list - a list of the most transformational and life-changing books that I've read. Books that have personally transformed me, and that I hope will help you along your journey, wherever you may be.
1. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
The Untethered Soul is the single book that has had the most transformative impact on my life. This book set me on my spiritual path.
I visited Michael Singer's spiritual center, The Temple of Universe, with a family friend about five years ago. While listening to him speak that random Sunday morning, I had one of the most profound spiritual experiences I've ever had in my life.
I decided to go back again with my (now) husband, and after Michael's talk, I bought his book. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Reading this book set me on a journey that completely changed the course of my life (pretty intense, but oh so very true). This book contains the knowledge that has the power to lead you towards actualizing your truest self (hint: you are not your mind), to help you recognize and detach from your thoughts, mental patterns, emotions and triggers, and it shows you how to separate who you truely are from these things that are not you.
You can buy the book here on Amazon.
2. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of A Buddha by Tara Brach
Radical Acceptance came to me at the perfect time in my life, years ago - while I was quitting smoking. There were a lot of emotional patterns coming to the surface along with past experiences, emotions, and ways of dealing with things that I had been avoiding.
I took in every word of this book and allowed it to transform my relationship with myself - to find Radical Acceptance.
I began to embrace every part of myself - the light and the dark. Living this way allowed me to begin to heal my old wounds and patterns that kept me in the cycle of addiction and avoidance.
I feel that this book and Tara's meditations taught me what true acceptance of my whole self really means.
You can buy her book here on Amazon.
3. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra
I'm currently reading the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, and it has already made a huge impact on me.
Immediately, this book began to shift my perspectives on the potential for manifesting my dreams, intentions, and reality and for aligning myself with the universe, and it revealed to me my true place within and my interdependence with the universe. It is truly eye-opening.
Although it is a very short read, this book comes with a lot of homework. I recommend reading a chapter each week so you have time to implement each of the steps he suggests such as meditating and spending time in nature.
You can read the book for for free here.
4. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now points to very similar realizations that are found in the Untethered Soul, but it has its own unique beauty.
I found the most influential aspect of this book to be its ability to awaken within me an anchor to the present moment. It showed me how to finally experience life now (and all of the ways that I was preventing myself from living in this moment).
The Power of Now also helped me to identify my pain-body (or the accumulation of old emotional pain) and how it manifests in my life, as well as how to begin practicing freeing myself from it.
You can buy his book on Amazon here.