Lining my wall with spiritual books is one way I surround myself with love. That being the case, I’m sharing a small section of my bookshelf with you so you might find something new to inspire you... even if you've already read the book before.
“I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don’t know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.” – Eckhart Tolle
Now, there are a couple honorable mentions that I didn’t share here only because they’re already on this list that I shared in 2016. Those two books are The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Both are incredibly popular and remain two favorites from my collection.
To sharpen your senses, here are five spiritual books that I personally love and recommend, each their own unique source of inspiration.
5 Spiritual Books I Love Returning To
1. Tao Teh Ching, by Lao Tzu, translated by John C. H. Wu
Most commonly referred to as the Tao Te Ching, this ancient Chinese text is credited to the sage Lao Tzu. It is thought-provoking, soul-enticing poetry meets sage wisdom. This work has been translated several times, but I’m enjoying this particular translation by John C. H. Wu and like to read a page every day or so.
“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” — Eden Phillpotts
2. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, by Eckhart Tolle
In this book, spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle presents an honest look at the ego-driven world along with an alternative way of living. He helps the reader to see clearly the opportunity we have, now more than ever before, to create a new, saner, more loving world. This book is a gem.
3. Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
This book tells a classic tale of life and the pursuit of truth and enlightenment. There is adventure and metaphor woven into every stage of the character’s life. Though the story depicts how a young Siddhartha came to be the Buddha, the lessons are just as powerful when read from a purely secular view. In my opinion, this book is soul food for every season of life.
“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” — Lao Tzu
4. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, by Michael Singer
With refreshing clarity, Michael Singer walks you through what you can do each day to find inner peace and freedom. He shows you how to free yourself from the limitations of habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns. It’s a timeless book. If you’re devoted to the inward journey, it’s a must.
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Which of these books have you read, or are on your to-read list?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one and I’d love to know!