If you would like to explore your inner world, these are the books I believe will give you a solid foundation.
by Eckhart Tolle
This book took me about four attempts to read; but that’s not a bad thing. I’ve heard of other people who couldn’t get along with it, and that was exactly my experience on the first three tries… I had an inkling that it would be a good read, but I just couldn’t get past the first ten pages or so.
On my fourth try, after my experience of awakening, suddenly it was the easiest book in the world to digest. I lapped it up in a couple of sittings, and it’s one of those books I return to often.
When you’re ready, this is an excellent discussion on present moment awareness, mindfulness and the process of awakening. Until then, you may find it a challenge. Do wait, and keep dipping in until the time is right.
by Michael Brown
This book encourages us to get out of our addiction to thinking and reconnect with our true guides – our heart and our feelings.
We learn—as we raise our awareness and try the “felt-perception” that the book talks about—to recognise the true nature of our pain… that is isn’t to be avoided, but embraced as the source of our growth and strength.
by Alan Watts
The full title “The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are” gives a deeper insight into the content of this book.
Alan Watts had a unique style of presenting Eastern philosophy to Western audiences, and while you may not agree with everything he says, it is always eye-opening and illuminating. This book is no exception. After this short read you will see yourself and the world in a different way.
by Michael A. Singer
This book is truly liberating. We are caught up in an invisible cage of our own creation, and Singer’s work helps us not only to become aware of the cage, but to take steps to escape it.
IF you’re struggling with repeating patterns in your life—habits, behaviours and thought patterns that aren’t helping—then this book could well be the antidote you’re looking for.
by Maxwell Maltz
Most of our habits, beliefs and behaviours are driven by our identity – who we think we are. In this book, Maxwell Maltz examines how our identity can work for us or against us, and gives practical techniques to make deep changes for the better.
This is a superbly practical book with more than thirty prescriptions and mental training exercises to get you from where you are now to where you would like to be… and all making use of our in-built “automatic success mechanism”.