5 Must-Read Books For More Self-Awareness And Spirituality
“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion” – Brene Brown
Love and compassion are the key ingredients here. But where does one learn about love and compassion? Does one achieve love and compassion first through self-love and self-compassion? Where does one learn self-worth, the quality rooted in self-love and self-compassion?
Our role models are found in advertising, the media, social media, or most things out in the public right now. They tell us to change our appearance or change ourselves in some way so that others will like us so that others will love us so that others will see us as beautiful or meaningful. Something amazing about books is that it shares the perspective of some incredibly grounded and self-aware human beings. Some of their books take us on adventures and use our imagination to take us on a journey. While others take us on a self-discovery journey. Here are five must-read books that will build up your self-awareness, self-love, and self-compassion to lead a life grounded in Spirituality.
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1) The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer
Who are you? Michael Singer explores this questions and takes his readers to explore themselves far beyond what defines our physical body, our experiences and memories, and our relationships. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how these practices can help us achieve happiness and self-realization.
2) The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julianne Cameron
Creativity and spirituality are the same things. They come from the same place, explains Julianne Cameron. In this 12-week program or journey, you explore exercises and writings that help you discover and rediscover your individuality, and what may be holding you back from achieving your full potential.
3) Daily Deliberations Vol. 1 by Satyanarayana Dasa
Daily Deliberations for Peace of Mind and Healthy Relations is a workbook that one can use to stay connected to ancient Vedic wisdom and to apply it to one’s own life. It includes 30 days of inspirational quotes, analysis, and introspective writing.
4) Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown
There’s just no way to paraphrase this beautiful description from the back of the book. “True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our heart. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evolution – especially our own.”
5) Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho shares this novel to reveal that who we are, what we fear, and what we hope for the future come from the knowledge and belief that can be found within us, and not from the adversity that surrounds us. What are some of your favorite books that bring you clarity? Or self-love? Comment and share below!
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