Soul-searching and spiritual connecting usually involve a calm, relaxed, focused state of being…and what better time to achieve all three of these criteria than when you’re reading a book? There’s an added bonus here that is there are many books written on spirituality with the sole purpose of helping you reconnect with your own.
Here are five books we’ve found that you can add to your bookshelf if you want to get in touch with your spiritual side.
“The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams” by Deepak Chopra
Famed guru Deepak Chopra’s book “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” tops this list. Spirituality isn’t just believing…it’s also doing. We nurture our spiritual selves by performing certain tasks, which Chopra discusses as seven spiritual laws. Chopra also discusses spiritual mediums like karma, but his life lessons transcend just one school of spiritual thought.
“The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living” by Dalai Lama
Who knows spirituality more than the Dalai Lama? Howard Cutler, a famous and revered psychiatrist, wrote this biographical book with the then Dalai Lama, asking him questions about the meaning of life, finding fulfillment and spiritual journeys. Cutler asks deep, probing questions we all may find ourselves asking one day, like why people must suffer and how to truly be happy.
“The Road Less Traveled: Timeless Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth” by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
Spirituality means a lot of things to different people. Some put their faith in a god or gods, while others have a more holistic, free-spirited approach. Others find more concrete studies like science and psychotherapy to be spiritual to them. M. Scott Peck, M.D blends all of these approaches within “The Road Less Traveled” in order to fully encompass the meaning of true spirituality. His book discusses personal growth, our independent journeys to enlightenment and loving ourselves — and others.
“Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life” by Thich Nhat Hanh
Are you interested in mindfulness? If so, this is a book for your shelves. “Peace Is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh discusses how to find your our inner peace and spirituality when the world around you is constantly tumultuous and swirling. Hanh is a famed Zen master, which guides the thoughts within his book. The lessons are easy to swallow due to their simple to understand format and the book’s reliance on anecdotes to tell his stories.
“The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have” by Mark Nepo
Mark Nepo has many amazing titles in life. He’s a philosopher, a poet, a visionary — and he’s also a cancer survivor. When faced with a major illness, many people reassess their lives and what truly matters to them, as is the case with Nepo in “The Book of Awakening.”
Perhaps the best thing about this read is that Nepo keeps things short and sweet. His little tidbits of life wisdom and appreciation are all easy reading and can allow readers to gain access to their spiritual side no matter where they are or how much time they have.