Life-Changing Books on Mindfulness and Personal Development

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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

For a mindfulness beginner, this book has the power to be truly life-changing. There is so much enlightening information in this book; every time you read it, new details will pop out depending on where you are in your journey and what you need to hear. Buy this book, reflect on its wisdom, embrace living in the moment, read it again, and share with others.

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer

Many meditation instructors remind us that quieting the mind is less important than simply noticing when the mind has wandered. As Singer points out, once you are aware of this voice, you can observe it in a different light and remember that you are not your thoughts.

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Another beautiful must-read for beginners as an introduction to the benefits of mindfulness. Not only will this book help you to better appreciate the world around you, but it will also help you to enjoy life with less worry and judgment as those are two results of an overactive mind.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani

Another truly insightful book with so much wisdom to share that it simply cannot be summarized. Take notes as you go and look forward to reading it over and over again.

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

An introductory book on meditative therapies with alternative approaches for reducing stress and overcoming bodily pains.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Once you’ve read The Power of Now, check out Tolle’s more recent book. This book is slightly more advanced but just as powerful.

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Want to be amazed by the abilities of those who have been practicing mindfulness for years while discovering the narrator’s own journey towards Enlightenment? This is an ideal story to listen to in audio format as you may be less inclined to take notes and more excited to simply listen and enjoy.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

This book is such a quick and informative read that no summarizing is necessary. Follow Kondo’s beautiful advice for appreciating and removing possessions that no longer serve you or bring you joy. Expand upon this wisdom to graciously remove all clutter from your life, whether it be physical items or outdated beliefs.

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