The following are the 7 books You Must Read If You Want To Find Yourself
Man’s Search for Meaning by ( Viktor E. Frankl )
A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published.This book is a fast read, and it’s hard to argue with a book that has more than 12 million copies in print worldwide.
Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.
This book tells a lot about logo-therapy, which can help with finding meaning in difficult challenges of life. It will give you so many wonderful thoughts but also the idea that suffering isn’t evil or a punishment or a personal flaw, but an aspect of life, stop equating suffering with misery but look at it as an inevitability in life, a vehicle for change or meaning in life.
I will surely recommend you read this book if your having a hard time and are unable to find meaning in what you are doing in life.
The Power of Myth by ( Joseph Campbell )
This book is base on the interviews between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers. This book is about popular myths from different cultures leading up to present-day beliefs and practices. It is much more than that as well – it is about life, purpose, and what we can be if we can learn lessons from myths and the universe. It also tells us the place of myths in modern society.
Based on a six-part PBS television series hosted by Bill Moyers, this classic is especially compelling because of its engaging question-and-answer format, creating an easy, conversational approach to complicated and esoteric topics.
Some of its readers say “ this is a book so much more than a myth. It delves into the essence of life itself “
This book should be must on your read list it will open your eye’s about myths of life.
Here are some beautiful lines from this awesome piece of knowledge.
l“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment By ( Eckhart Tolle )
Eckhart Tolle is a German-born writer, public speaker, and spiritual teacher. The New York Times has called him “the most popular spiritual author in the nation”
living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment, This is the simple message from this book. In this book, Tolle packs a lot of information and inspirational ideas into The Power of Now. Thankfully, he added markers that symbolize “break time”. This is when readers should close the book and mull over what they just read. As a result, The Power of Now reads like the highly acclaimed A Course in Miracles–a spiritual guidebook that has the potential to inspire just as many studies.
There is a point in our lives when we say enough is enough. This book is an excellent guide to shutting your brain noise. Always dwelling over the past, or fretting about the future. This book points out that the future is 100% unpredictable, and to stop worrying about the past because no amount of energy devoted to the past will change.
Tolle teaches us the importance of the present moment. Through the recognition of the ego, he makes us aware of how it destroys our lives.
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for the real meaning of their lives and to anyone who is sick and tired of the usual thing.
Quiet:The Power of Introverts ( Susan Cain )
Oh, here is another one of the astonishing and helpful books you will ever read by Susan Cain.
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. This book is certainly for you-or for the perplexed extrovert or “pseudo-extrovert” that might be confused by your supposedly mysterious ways. It’s a sort of shield, a blockade, a set of reinforced walls that Cain feels it is necessary to throw up around introverts (particularly American introverts) to protect them from the “Extroverted Ideal,” of American socialization.
The tone of the beginning of the book is thus rather defiant like Cain is screaming back at everyone she has ever felt pressured by to go to a happy hour or to a dinner party when she had much rather just read a book instead.
There’s some of this kick-back throughout the book, with plenty of cathartic/sympathetic/rather relatable war stories from introverts just trying to make it in an extrovert’s world.
I will surely recommend this one because it is very interesting and non-fiction about introverts.
The Art of Happiness by ( Dalai Lama )
Nearly every time you see him, he’s laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He’s the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and an increasingly popular speaker and statesman. The Dalai Lama says that it is every person’s right to seek happiness. But what if seeking this happiness involves harming others in the process? How can this be justified? And how do we distinguish that sort of happiness from the real deal?.
This book has to be read slowly and with determination, with many pauses for looking-off-into-the-distance-deep-in-thought. It is not BY the Dalai Lama so much as it is about the Dalai Lama, interviews with him, thoughts on his beliefs and practices.
You should surely put this one on the list because it’s very enjoyable and will remind you about all the little good things in life and about what really matters.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by ( Eckhart Tolle )
Here is another master piece from Eckhart Tolle. In this book Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.
What is so powerful about this book is not that there is much new material here. We’ve all heard about how the ego keeps us chained to our judgments, fears, and desires. The difference is in how the author explains his points. Finally, we understand! Wouldn’t you love it if all the stuff you’ve read about enlightenment suddenly became crystal clear? (I see you all nodding!) This is it.
Throughout the entire book, he reiterates the same points. He does not offer ‘instructions’. Here’s a great example-how to let go of attachment. “Don’t even try. It’s impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them.” All I can say is read it, and watch your life change!
The Alchemist by ( Paulo Coelho )
I know I could’nt help, I had to add another one. This magnificient book by Paulo Coelho,This is my personal recommendation and it was also the first book I read in my life I know most of book lover dont like this one but this is one of my favorite books.
A short summary of this book is.
“ A boy named Santiago follows his ‘Personal Legend’ in traveling from Spain to the Pyramids in Egypt searching for treasure. Along the way, he learns ‘the Language of the World’ the ‘Soul of the World’ and discovers that the ‘Soul of God’ is ‘his own soul ”
It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
The Alchemist ~~ Paulo Coelho