5 Self-Help Books You Must Read To Improve Your Life
They say your mentality is reflective of the books you read. Just as food is important for the body, good food for thought needs to be fed to the mind for its wellbeing. And what better way to find the fodder than books? While books of course give you knowledge, there are books which aid your personal growth. They motivate you, inspire you, and infuse in you the vigour and mental strength needed to grow in life. Self-help books have helped people find a new meaning in life, and tread the path of positivity. Here are 5 gems that are sure to transform your life.
- Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle: Drawing inspiration from a variety of spiritual traditions, the Power of Now has been described as “Buddhism mixed with mysticism and a few references to Jesus Christ, a sort of New Age re-working of Zen.” It uses these traditions to stress the importance of living in the present moment and avoiding thoughts of the past or future. Recommended by Oprah Winfrey on her show, it is one of the highest translated books, and of course a bestseller.
- Who Will Cry When You Die? by Robin Sharma: First published in 1999, this is the third book written by Robin Sharma, in the series The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Divided into 101 short chapters, each of them is a tenet to help one improve quality of living and develop one’s personality and personal skills. It echoes the problems majority of us face in our daily life and the solutions to tackle them.
- Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss: If you don’t believe in past life or rebirth, this book will change your entire perspective of this spiritual subject. In 1980, when psychologist Brian Weiss had put one of his patients, Catherine in a hypnotic trance as a part of her treatment, she began discussing past life experiences. Weiss did not believe in reincarnation at the time but, after confirming elements of Catherine’s stories through public records, came to be convinced of the survival of an element of the human personality after death. The book sparked off a series of books which contained messages from the ‘Masters’ of the Universe and is certainly one of the most profound psycho-spiritual manuscripts you ought to read.
- The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepak Chopra: Freely inspired in Hindu and spiritualistic concepts, this pocket-sized book by Deepak Chopra, highlights the idea that personal success is not the outcome of hard work, precise plans or a driving ambition, but rather of understanding our basic nature as human beings and how to follow the laws of nature. Since a human being too is a creation of Nature, the laws which hold true for growth in Nature are what leads a human being to his path of progress.
- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma: Revolving around a conversation between a man named Julian Mantle and his best friend John, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is probably one of the few self-help books to create a global impact be a bestseller even after 2 decades of its publishing. When successful lawyer, Julian collapsed from a heart attack while arguing a case in court, his lengthy recovery led him to seek a spiritual path in the Himalayan mountains. He receives pearls of wisdom and some practical lessons in the course, which bring about drastic changes in his life. He funds this trip by selling his holiday home and red Ferrari only to come back enriched with the wealth of wisdom. This book paved the path for Robin Sharma’s rise as a successful writer, motivation guru and speaker.