Hello! In this blog post, it is my intention to share with you ten standout books that I've read over the years that have inspired me, made me think from a different perspective, and opened my mind and my heart to not only the possibility, but also the probability, of a better life ahead.
I intend to begin reading more again (already started with The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You by Mike Dooley, on my phone's Kindle app), and I will likely create further lists such as this one to recommend more inspiring, thought provoking and perspective-shifting words and ideas.
The following ten books are in no particular order other than my recollection of them as I create and put together this list.
This book was my first real introduction to the Law of Attraction, by way of the nonphysical entity, Abraham. This book will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you're living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve. As you read, you'll come to understand how your relationships, health issues, finances, career concerns, and more are influenced by the Universal laws that govern your time/space reality - and you'll discover powerful processes that will help you go with the positive flow of life.
Lead With Your Heart: Creating a Life of Love, Compassion, and Purpose - Regina Cates
My name appears in the acknowledgements of this book! I was privileged enough to work closely with the author and be one of the first to read one of her first drafts. Author Regina Cates asks us to question our notion of what success and happiness really mean. Through the sharing of her own personal stories as well as providing helpful meditations, questions, and exercises, Regina offers a combination of wise advice, compelling anecdotes, and practical strategies for living a life that is authentic, fulfilling, and healing.
Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
For this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of the Tao Te Ching author Lao-tzu to today’s modern world.
The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy
This book proves that little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. It's those small decisions and choices that add up over time that determine your future experiences. This is a great book to keep on hand when you begin to get weary of not seeing results right away from all those small positive efforts over time.
E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality - Pam Grout
This book could best be described as a lab manual with simple experiments to prove once and for all that reality is malleable, that consciousness trumps matter, and that you shape your life with your mind. Rather than take it on faith, you are invited to conduct nine 48-hour experiments to prove there really is a positive, loving, totally hip force in the universe. Yes, you read that right. It says prove. Yah, this is one I intend to read again, and really apply all nine experiments again. Just so my logical mind finally GETS it! Then, my next step will be to read author Pam Grout's follow-up book, E-Cubed: Nine More Energy Experiments That Prove Manifesting Magic and Miracles Is Your Full-Time Gig.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose - Eckhart Tolle
In this book, author Eckhart 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.
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It - Barbara Sher
If you suspect there could be more to life than what you're getting...if you always knew you could do anything if you only knew what it was, this extraordinary book will prove you right! A great read to find out exactly what you really want!
Tiger-Tiger, Is It True?: Four Questions to Make You Smile Again - Byron Katie
This is a great children's book - a story about a little tiger who thinks that his whole world is falling apart: his parents don’t love him, his friends have abandoned him, and life is unfair. But a wise turtle asks him four questions, and everything changes.
Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
There’s a voice in the universe calling each of us to remember our purpose—our reason for being here now, in this world of impermanence. The voice whispers, shouts, and sings to us that this experience of being in form, in space and time, knowing life and death, has meaning. The voice is that of inspiration, which is within each and every one of us.
Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to Be Loving Instead of "Too Nice" - Doreen Virtue
Do people take advantage of your niceness? Do you have trouble honestly communicating your feelings? If so, you may be an Earth Angel. In this groundbreaking book, author Doreen Virtue teaches Earth Angels—extremely sweet people who care more about others’ happiness than their own—how to maintain their inner peace and loving nature while at the same time holding boundaries.
Now that I've shared ten great inspirational books.... share one that you love in the comments below! :)