We often get asked for book recommendations so this World Book Day with gathered some top picks for you. All thought provoking reads that pose questions on how you choose to live life. Some more science based, some more poetic about general awareness of daily actions and how we interact with ourselves (particularly the role of the ego) and the world in general. Which will you try next?
Popular choices include:
- The Untethered Soul by Michael Alan Singer
- Awake in the World by Michael Stone
- A New Earth and The Power of Now both by Eckhart Tolle
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Natalie's top choices:
- Living Sensationally by Winnie Dunn
- The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown
- Exhale by Richie Bostock
- Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty
- Breathe by James Nestor
- The Wise Heart - A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield
Hayley's top pick:
- Silence in the Age of Nose by Erling Kagge - A life changing journey to unlock the power of silence.
Some people fear silence and are not comfortable with it so will struggle to find silence within. This book is captivating, not only because of Erling’s journey and his experience but it’s an eye opener in how silence is a wonderful luxury especially in the modern day. Being made aware that it’s common in music to have an absence of sound and research has proven that it’s the pauses between notes which generate intense and positive neural activity. With silence our minds and thoughts expand outwards so there is great truth in the sentence which says “words create boundaries and with silence your mind can be as wide as the ocean”. An interesting fact also from reading this book is that Beethoven continued to compose music after he went deaf. He composed music using sounds which only existed in his own head. This resulted in the best reactions from his audiences where police had to be called to restore peace!
Top picks from Sey:
- What happened to you? Oprah Winfrey & Dr Bruce Perry - An incredible book that touches on the vastness of healing and happiness, it comes from a spiritual and scientific point of view.
- Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts. A story which follows a fugitive through India, a land with so much heart and so little resources. It speaks to the open hearted and could leave you in tears.
Charlotte's top choice:
- Brightening our Inner Skies by Norman Blair
Rachel Preston's choice:
- The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron