10 life-changing books that will alter your worldview

by | 7 01 2021 | Balance

Our world is evolving and so are we. Let guides, fables, thoughts and true stories challenge the way we view ourselves and the world around us. 10 life-changing books that will alter your worldview forever. 
The Salt Path
By Raynor Winn

Just days after Raynor learns that her husband is terminally ill, they loose their home and livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they decide to go on an adventure..

An honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. A portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt, and discovered in the most unexpected ways.

The Artist’s Way
By Julia Cameron

A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, a way to renovate the creative soul. The Artist’s Way inspires to embark on a creative journey with the intention of finding a deeper connection to process and purpose. Providing tools and techniques to help you to (re-)discover your passions, opening up to self-growth and self-discovery.

The Art of Happiness
By Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler

Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with the psychiatrists Dr. Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, the pursuit of wealth and that ‘The very motion of our life towards happiness.’

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
By Robin S. Sharma

The story of a lawyer who has it all, then gives it all up to discover the East, coming to live life in a much different way. Told with the help of a parable a garden, lighthouse, sumo wrestler, stopwatch, roses and a winding path of diamonds form the symbol of timeless principles and virtues by which to live your life.

The Little Prince
By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, told with a timeless charm. Learning the vagaries of adult behavior through a series of extraordinary encounters, The Little Prince is a must in the list of life-changing books! You can easily read this in one afternoon.

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World
By Haemin Sunim

The world moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to. Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the US, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life in areas such as relationships, love and spirituality.

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A New Earth
By Eckhart Tolle

A follow-up to the bestseller ‘The Power of Now’. In ‘A New Earth’ Tolle transcends on how our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Written as a traditional narrative, it offers accessible anecdotes and philosophies.

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
By Jen Sincero

A refreshingly blunt how-to guide in the self-help genre with hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. You will start to understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to start living the kind of life you want.

Losing Earth: A Recent History
By Nathaniel Rich

By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change. Losing Earth tells the human story of climate change in rich, intimate terms, asking crucial questions about how we make sense of our past, our future, and ourselves.

The Celestine Prophecy
By James Redfield

Secrets drawing on ancient wisdom that can change our world. A gripping story of adventure and discovery, but also a guide that has the power to crystallize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life…and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimism as you head into tomorrow.

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Want more? Also read: ‘How spending time at a Buddhist monastery in Nepal changed my outlook on life & happiness.’

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