sprinkling positivity

Top 5 books that Changed my life

on February 25, 2015

Here’s a list of my top 5 books that had a huge impact on my life. Each of them very different but all coming together at the end to preach the same thing. We are all the same. 

In time I will do a whole review on each one – 

– Louise.L.Hay – You can Heal Your life’ – 

The first book I read on helping myself. Amazing. An easy read with simple vocabulary, exercises to practise what you read and affirmations on how to speak positively to yourself. This book really was the start of something new for me, some people may find areas hard to read because it strips right down to your core beliefs and lets be honest, not everything we see about ourselves is going to be nice. It questions your beliefs, it gives you so much empathy and understanding for others, teaches you how to let go of negative feelings and grudges. Most of all it really concentrates on how to fully accept yourself and love yourself as you are. Then you are able to accept others and love them as they are.

– Eckhart Tolle – The Power Of Now –

This was the second book I read and although Its harder to digest (for me) as there was vocabulary i’d never used before, it still made sense and it was great because I learnt new words! Many of you might of seen quotes by Eckhart Tolle, a very wise man. So this book concentrates on Being in the now, which also relates to observing the mind (this is where i was introduced to it). So if we think about it, most of the time our mind is in endless chatter – we’re either feeling sad or angry about the past – regretting, or over-thinking why something happened, or holding on to an argument that happened 3 years ago. On the other hand we’re stressed, worried and anxious because our minds are projecting into the future, what if something happens, i dont have plans ready for next week etc. Either way if our thoughts are constantly going backwards and forwards then we’re never in the now. We’re never present and missing our lives. Eckhart Tolle shows us how to practise being in the now, sharing his wisdom from his experience. Living in the now can benefit you so much, a great read.

-The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz – 

The Four Agreements is quite a simple read, it’s straight to the point with the four main agreements we need to keep to ourselves to obtain a happy, healthy life. With only four agreements to keep, that’s not too many to remember. Its great because you actually find yourself pausing and thinking back to the book and practising the agreements in day-to-day life. Theres no exercises to do in this book, it simply is sticking to the 4 agreements and learning as to why they will change your life for the better – it all makes perfect sense when you read what Don Miguel has to say.

– The Road Less Travelled – Scott.M.Peck – 

This is a great book, perhaps not the easiest vocabulary wise, you need deep concentration and no distraction so a good one when you’re alone. Scott.m.Peck is a psychiatrist and shares his knowledge on the mind. This book is on a much more spiritual level but it really makes you question yourself, your beliefs, what love really is and our actions and how they affect others. A man sat on the table with me at a cafe whilst i read this book and told me it changed his life, it even inspired him to become a psychiatrist. There is a whole lot of truth in this book.

– The 21 day consciousness cleanse – Debbie Ford – 

Although Im near the end of this book, not quite finished, I thought id fit it in anyway. It’s an easy read, its very structured with a good content. It feels like a mini project for yourself which is great, and something small you can incorporate daily as the chapter aren’t too long and theres one for each day with different exercises and prayers. A much more spiritual book to connect with your inner self. 

I hope you find these guidelines beneficial –   (I took mine out from the library so it can also be free!)

There’s plenty more if you look online.

Please dont underestimate the power of a book.. I can honestly say they’re amazing.

I would advise you read them in the order I’ve put down as it would make more sense and easier understanding.

Let me know what you think if you do manage to read, or comment any suggestions i should check out as I love new reads!

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