Interesting Reading

ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

This is a list of books that inspire me. Reading is an important tool in my healing process and I feel they provide important perspective and insight. I implore you to read…as much as possible, whenever you can. As much as our perspective should be shaped by our experiences, expanding that perspective through literature is so important.

I will try to be as organized as possible with this list, but I ask that you be patient. Is there is a book you would like to recommend, let me know and I will look into it!

Religious Texts

The Bible There is the usual King James version, but I suggest you also pick up a copy of The Message. It is a contemporary translation. I also find it focuses more on the “message” and does not get as bogged down with the dogma that King J translated into it.

The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners by Jack Hawley  This is a beautiful prose version of the Indian Scripture that can infuse you with the energy necessary to shed “earthly suffering” and create the clarity necessary to hear the soul. It really does create a clear perspective

The Upanishads and The Dhammapada Introduced and translated by Eknath Easwaran, these deeply spiritual classics are beautifully unwrapped and presented in such a vivid and gentle manner. The lessons are eye opening and refreshing.

Mindful authors and their books:

Mark Nepo: The Exquisite Risk 

Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth, The Power of Now

OSHO: Love Freedom Aloneness – the Koan of Relationships, Zen 

Marianne Williamson: A return to love 

Marcus Aurelius: Meditations 

The Great Partnership by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

The Good Book edited by Andrew Blauner and introduction by Adam Gopnick.  

Poets and artists – thought leaders who need no introduction

Kahlil Gibran: The collected works

Coleman Barks: The Soul of Rumi

J Krishnamurti: The Book of Life

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

Thich Nhat Hanh: Peace of Mind

New and Selected Poems Volume 1 by Mary Oliver.

Don Miguel Ruiz: The Four Agreements

Beautiful Stories

Tuesday’s with Morrie and The Five People You Meet When You Die by Mitch Albom

Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist

Books on Mindful Business

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Onward by Howard Schultz

The Art of Possibility by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

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