There are many books out there about meditation. Meditation is one of these things that you have to practice to understand. Theory alone won’t be enough. However, there some amazing books that has helped me on my meditation journey.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
This one is a classic. The first time I read it, I remember this interesting experience. I was reading a chapter in the New York subway on my way to watch a show. And somehow, the passage I was reading made be super aware of the present moment, as if it unlocked something in me. For at least 30 minutes everything felt more vivid. And as I entered the theatre to buy my ticket, I felt all eyes on me. The guy selling ticket stared at me and asked “Are you a model?”. It was very interesting. The Power of Now is a perfect title for this book.
To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere – in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace. They can be used to bring you into the Now, the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here you find your joy and are able to embrace your true self. It is here you discover that you are already complete and perfect.
Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language in a question and answer format. The words themselves are the signposts to guide you on your journey. There are new discoveries to be made along the way: you are not your mind, you can find your way out of psychological pain, authentic human power is found by surrendering to the Now. When you become fully present and accepting of what is, you open yourself to the transforming experience of The Power of Now.
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
This New York Times Bestseller is also an incredible book and a classic. In this book you can learn the principles of Vipassana meditation and gives you great tools to un unidentify with your “ego”.
What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.
Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.
Copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) The Untethered Soul begins by walking you through your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, helping you uncover the source and fluctuations of your inner energy. It then delves into what you can do to free yourself from the habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit your consciousness. Finally, with perfect clarity, this book opens the door to a life lived in the freedom of your innermost being.
The Untethered Soul has already touched the lives of more than a million readers, and is available in a special hardcover gift edition with ribbon bookmark—the perfect gift for yourself, a loved one, or anyone who wants a keepsake edition of this remarkable book.
Think like a Monk by Jay Shetty
Here is a newer book that you may have heard of. And if you haven’t, you may have seen Jay’s wonderfully inspiring videos on your Facebook feed. I personally love his compassionate, vulnerable and yet confident voice. I recommend his podcast and content in general.
Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.
When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
-How to overcome negativity
-How to stop overthinking
-Why comparison kills love
-How to use your fear
-Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it
-How to learn from everyone you meet
-Why you are not your thoughts
-How to find your purpose
-Why kindness is crucial to success
-And much more…
Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents.
In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.
Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza
I discovered Dr Joe Dispenza a couple years ago, and then rediscovered him last year. I realized how powerful his message was and really wanted to engrave his science into my psyche so I listened to a series of interviews and podcasts on a daily basis for three months and listened to all of his books. He explains the science behind meditation in simple terms, and allows you to discover your true power. I recommend all of his books.
How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon What would it mean to become supernatural? What if you could tune in to frequencies beyond our material world . . . change your brain chemistry to access transcendent levels of awareness . . . create a new future . . . and transform your very biology to enable profound healing? This is what Dr. Joe Dispenza offers in this revolutionary book: a body of knowledge and a set of tools that allow ordinary people-people just like you-to reach extraordinary states of being.
You Are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza
Making Your Mind Matter Throughout history, many cultures have experienced the effects of verifiable healings, along with hexes, curses, witchcraft, voodoo and other mysterious phenomena. These effects – many of which were elicited by unscientific means – were brought about by the beliefs and lore of the society. Even today, pharmaceutical companies use double- and triple-blind randomized studies in an attempt to exclude of the power of the mind over the body.
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza
How To Lose Your Mind And Create A New One In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher and chiropractor Dr Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology and genetics to show you what is truly possible. Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality.
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