30 Books That Inspire

We live in a world where the 9-5 workday is obsolete. Whether we’re back on our laptops after putting the kids to bed or answering emails over the weekend just to keep up, the pressure we feel in our careers has now infiltrated the most sacred parts of our lives – a space once reserved for ourselves and the people we love.

This continuous momentum without pause is causing us stress, making it hard to gather, let alone hear our own thoughts. In moments like these, I turn to the thoughts of spiritual teachers instead. If you let them, their words can become like candles illuminating your pathway through the dark.

Below is a list of books that I reference as often as I need to and in no particular order (I literally typed them as they appear on my bookcase right now). Each has been written by a luminary who has inspired me to reclaim my own sacred space. I’m confident that one, if not all of these authors, will inspire you, too.

Happy Reading! 🙂

1. Wayne Dyer, BEING IN BALANCE

2. Pema Chodron, AWAKENING LOVING-KINDNESS

3. Rick Warren, WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR?

4. Marianne Williamson, A RETURN TO LOVE

5. Wayne Dyer, CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE

6. A COURSE IN MIRACLES

7. Kahlil Gibran, THE PROPHET

8. Eckhart Tolle, THE POWER OF NOW

9. Pema Chodron, WHEN THINGS FALL APART

10. Thich Nhat Hanh, LIVING BUDDHA, LIVING CHRIST

11. THE GNOSTIC BIBLE

12. Eckhart Tolle, A NEW EARTH

13. Lao Tsu, TAO TE CHING

14. THE COLLECTED POEMS OF WB YEATS

15. Jack Hawley, BHAGAVAD GITA – WESTERNER’S TRANSLATION

16. Deepak Chopra, SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS

17. Marianne Williamson, EVERYDAY GRACE

18. Walt Whitman, LEAVES OF GRASS

19. John Kabat-Zinn, WHEREVER YOU ARE, THERE YOU ARE

20. Ben Hoff, TAO OF POOH

21. Ben Hoff, TE OF PIGLET

22. Ram Daas, BE HERE NOW

23. Henry David Thoreau, WALKING

24. Walpola Rahula, WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT

25. Mark Nepo, THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

26. Cheri Huber, THAT WHICH YOU ARE SEEKING IS CAUSING YOU TO SEEK

27. Jack Kornfield, A PATH WITH HEART

28. Paul Reps, ZEN FLESH, ZEN BONES

29. Paulo Coelho, THE ALCHEMIST

30. John C. Parkin, F*UCK IT: THE ULTIMATE SPIRITUAL WAY