Books That Changed My Life

written by Maddy Jones

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I wanted to share some of my favourite books with you in the hope that they will inspire you as much as they have inspired me.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to show us how to silence our thoughts and create a liberated life.

Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect. If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of The Power of Now.

This book helped me become mindfully aware of what it means/how to live in the present moment.

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

Through acceptance, surrender and a commitment to her continually evolving spiritual path, New York Times bestselling author and international speaker Gabrielle Bernstein has been transforming her fear into faith. Her stories and universal lessons provide a framework for releasing the blocks to what everyone most longs for: happiness, security and clear direction. These lessons can help us relinquish the need to control in order to relax into a sense of certainty and freedom - to stop chasing life and truly live.

Ride the swell of your energy and true power to find strength when you are down, synchronicity and support when you are lost, safety in the face of uncertainty, and joy in what might otherwise be pain.

Learn to release excessive control or anxiety about life, instead trusting that the universe is guiding you and everything that is meant for you will come to you.

Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown

In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through 87 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and lays out an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances - a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heart-breaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.

Over the past two decades, Brown's extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as Brown's singular skills as a researcher/storyteller, to lay out an invaluable, research-based framework that shows us that naming an experience doesn't give the experience more power, it gives us the power of understanding, meaning and choice.

How to understand the broad spectrum of emotions that as humans we all experience, what they mean, how they may be affecting us and how we can harness them in a positive way..

If you have read any of these books then do leave a comment below, I'd love to know what you thought! Or even if you have any recommendations of your own?

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Written by Maddy Jones and published on Wednesday 23rd February 2022 at 17:10

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