These are the books that have impacted me greatly and thus I will always have space for them in my heart and on my book shelf.
1. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom– This book was the first book I read that I truly connected with. It impacted me greatly. It’s all about what’s important in life. I just know it will be a book that I will come back to when I need a reminder of all that is good in life.
2. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle– Are you the type of person that’s always looking into the future or the past and dwelling on things? Well this book is for you then! This book is a reminder to be present in the moment and respect where you are in life. It talks a lot about the ego and how we use our ‘mind’ body a lot rather than are ‘soul’ body, i.e. we’re more rational thinkers. We have lost our ability to tap into our intuition.
3. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz– Think of them as commandments to live by. This is a book that I feel I could read every month! It is pure gold! The agreements I find the hardest to live by are to not take anything personally… as a HSP I am extremely attached to my emotional body so this can be challenging for me… and to be impeccable with your words- one thing I’ve noticed since reading this book is that people gossip a lot, it’s built into society. I think it helps people to feel connected but it’s often at the expense of others. Lets lift each other up rather than put each other down.
4. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur– a best selling spoken-word poetry book. I always thought poetry wasn’t something I would read unless I was at a museum or gallery. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed it when I studied poetry in school but there was always some hidden meaning that you had to figure out. With spoken word poetry there’s no ambiguity… you know what they’re trying to say and as a result you get more from it. This book was the first poetry book I had purchased for my own enjoyment and I definitely didn’t regret it. Each chapter focuses on a different theme from love to loss; everyone can get something out of this!
What books will you always keep on your shelf? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below!