“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz.
We humans have always been fascinated with reading. Over the years, the way we read has gone through a lot of transformation. From reading symbols on cave walls to reading books on tablets, a lot has changed. But one thing that has not changed is the sense of awe and joy that readers get when they immerse themselves into a piece of writing.
Reading books takes you into a whole new dimension and you always come out with something more. You learn, get entertained, become wiser, become motivated, and let’s admit, it pairs really well with a cup of coffee! To that end, let’s talk about 12 inspiring books for your 2022 reading list.
1. The Kybalion
Published over a century ago, The Kybalion provides a modern interpretation of Hermetic philosophy. To everyone who wishes to apply the powerful principles of this philosophy in their personal lives, this book summarizes them in seven points, making it easy for the reader.
2. The Book of The Ways - Lao Tzu
If you want to delve into some ancient literary work that will capture your attention like nothing else, this is the book to check out. It was written more than 2500 years ago and talks about the philosophy of “non-striving existence”. Its author, Lao Tzu, was a realized human being and is one of the most recognized philosophers in the world.
3. The Universe In You - Rumi
Many believe that Rumi was an enlightened being and through this book, he helps the reader to explore their inner self. This collection of 34 poems will inspire you to ask the biggest questions that a human is capable of. As such, it will help you grow spiritually.
4. The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
This is one of the most popular books that you can get your hands on. It encourages you to live a mindful life and understand the value of the present moment.
5. Awakening - Erin Fall Haskell
In this book, Dr. Erin Fall Haskell takes you on a 40-day journey that will help you understand your spiritual powers. It will empower you with the knowledge of how the universe functions and how you can manifest your dream life.
6. Secret of Shambala - James Redfield
If you are in the mood for some adventurous reading, this is the perfect book for you. It takes the reader on an exploration of a community that was long thought to be a myth and the knowledge that is hidden within it.
7. The Marriage Between Zones Three, Four, and Five - Doris Lessing
This is a science fiction book like none other. Its story revolves around different metaphysical Zones that encircle a planet and share a complex relationship with each other.
8. Spirit Hacking - Shaman Durek
For anyone looking for a profound inner transformation, this book will serve as the perfect guide. It shares great shamanic keys that will help you tap into your limitless potential.
9. Spiritually Sassy - Sadh Simone
Sadh Simone, through this book, will make you realize that spirituality is much more than what the world has stereotyped it as. Through 8 radical steps, he will inspire you to be your truest self and realize your innate superpowers.
10. The 4 Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz
This will serve to be an eye-opening book for anyone who reads it. It touches upon the core reason for our self-limiting beliefs that create all sorts of conflicts in our lives. It then provides codes of conduct that help us unshackle and live a truly happy life.
11. The Mysticism of Sound And Musik - The Sufi Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan
Through this book, Hazrat Inayat Khan talks about the spiritual nature of music that we have all experienced at one point in our lives. In fact, he talks about how music can be thought of as a small expression of the entire universe.
12. Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavad Gita is one of the most popular Hindu scriptures. According to Hinduism, this holy scripture is a dialogue between Krishna, the Hindu god, and Arjuna, a prince. This scripture is thought to contain all the answers that a human seeks in their life.
Reading is one of the most enjoyable things that we can do. Without a doubt, this is a habit that each one of us should instill in our daily lives. Not only do we end up learning a thing or two, but we also become inspired to look at our lives from a different lens. In this world full of noise, this is a rare luxury.