Make the most of your downtime during the long Holy Week weekend by nourishing your mind and reconnecting with your inner self.
Here are four books that will surely help you connect with your inner self and harness the power of introspection–from exploring the introvert in you, to learning to navigate life’s storms with serenity, as well as living a better life with less, and allowing the flow to carry you to the right place, the right time, with the right people, effortlessly.
Quiet by Susan Cain
Already seven years on the New York Times bestseller list, Quiet shares “the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking.”
According to Whole Living, “In this well-written, unusually thoughtful book, Cain encourages solitude seekers to see themselves anew; not as wallflowers but as powerful forces to be reckoned with.”
— Susan Cain (@susancain) February 15, 2023
Andrew Keen, CNN.com says, “A reminder of the importance of introspection and solitude in our Facebook, Google+, and Twitter age of incessant updates, retweets, likes and pokes…Excellent.” You can find the book here.
Surfing Your Inner Sea by Raphael Cushnir
From the author of How Now, Raphael Cushnir writes Surfing Your Inner Sea, offering “essential lessons for lasting serenity.” Cushnir is also the author of seven books, is a popular counselor and coach, and is a faculty member of the Esalen Institute and the Kripalu Center.
According to the book, “Life today is more harried than ever before. Stopping to catch our breath only leaves us further behind. As tempting as it is to run away from it all, for most of us, that’s just not possible.”
In addition, “What we need is not to escape, but find a way to find serenity amid the storm.” Furthermore, the book “offers a vision of serenity as thrilling as it is practical. Cushnir teaches us to find flow when we’re stuck, calm when we’re anxious, and hope when we’ve all but given up.” You can find the book here.
The More Of Less by Joshua Becker
The creator of BecomingMinimalist.com, Joshua Becker teaches us to “finding the life you want under everything you own.” According to The More Of Less, “Most of us own too much stuff. We feel the burden of our own clutter. We tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. The toy room is messy, drawers won’t close, closets are overfilled, and we can’t fit our cars in the garage. Evidence of clutter is all around us.”
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— Joshua Becker (@joshua_becker) April 6, 2023
He adds, “Even worse, this constant accumulation of stuff slowly begins robbing us of life.” The author advocates that we can “live a better life with less.” You can find the book here.
Cosmic Arrangement by Salliji
Octogenarian, Salliji has touched countless lives during her spiritual journey from the Philippines to the United States, India, and Australia. Her book Cosmic Arrangement, delves into the questions of “Where do we come from? Where are we going? What do we do in between? What is our life purpose? What is the Ultimate Truth?”
Through the book, Salliji shares her teachings through narratives and testimonials from individuals whose lives have been transformed through the ISTA (Intuition Seminar Training Alchemy) that she had facilitated since 1972.
Salliji intimates, “I have received around 1,000 thank you letters testifying from experience the all-level benefits derived from meditation. I said to them, ‘You were thirsty. I took you to the water. I did not drink for you. I held your hand with one hand. God was holding my other hand.” For inquiries about the book, send a direct message here.
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