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The Best Books About Spirituality to Live a Better and More Balanced Life

27.03.2019

‘’Spirituality is the aspect of humanity that refers to the way individuals seek and express meaning and purpose and the way they experience their connectedness to the moment, to self, to others, to nature, and to the significant or sacred.”

–Christina Puchalski, MD, Director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health

Spirituality is a journey, one with many stops, and different paths, roads, means of transportation: the above definition of spirituality touches a wide spectrum of acceptations. If Millennial spirituality is most likely related to finding the inner yin and yang of how we experience life and to allow our personality to grow stronger self-awareness and balance, for some the concept of spirituality is strictly linked with religion and how humans can establish connections with divine forces, entities and such. If you are interested in exploring this scientifically unproven world, we have selected the best books on spirituality out there where to learn more about how to connect to your spiritual side when experiencing stress and anxiety or simply to find some inspirational quotes on how to motivate yourself to success

Best books on spirituality to help you cope with shitty people

The Little Soul and the Sun by Neale Donald Walsch

There’s no such thing as shitty people, it’s in human nature to make mistakes and at times treat others unfairly, although some people have a chronic tendency at putting how they treat others at the very last of their priority. Amongst the books on spirituality Walsch’s will increase your ability to accept ‘these people’, those who have harmed you, as those who help you to actually experience light. There’s no light without darkness and they, incarnating darkness, help you learn the lessons to reach your better self.

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The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

How can you live a better life even though you keep surrounding yourself but hypocrites and opportunists? According to Don Miguel Ruiz the problem is in fact in you seeing these people as such, and this can only lead to them failing you. This is one of the best books on spirituality as it suggests four ‘predicaments’, known as agreements, that will help you live a better life: 1) be impeccable with your word, 2) don’t take anything personally, 3) don’t make assumptions, and 4) always do your best.

Negative People The Ultimate Guide On Dealing With Difficult People by Mike Mitchell

Do you want to know how to make negative people tick, or how to be in control of your emotions and behaviour when you are trying to cope with negative people? In this guide you will find tips to help you come out of a negative situation created by negative people, and we think it should be on your list of books about spirituality to read.

People Can’t Drive You Crazy If You Don’t Give Them the Keys by Dr. Mike Bechtle 

Some people are simply miserable, and the bad thing about them is that they would like us to be miserable too, and that’s why they put all their energy in making our lives full of drama and complications instead of thinking about their own failures. Bechtle’s guide approaches how we can only choose about ourselves in order to avoid these people ruin our lives.

Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People: Over 325 Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases for Working with Challenging Personalities by Renee Evenson

Sometimes it is the most incompetent people who try to undermine your work and they do that by backstabbing you, whining, dramatizing their failures to make them look as your wrongdoing. These people are desperate and yet they can still get to us: with these 325 useful phrases you will have something ready to say when these shitty people try to push your buttons.

Best books on spirituality for life and love

A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson

Find a woman who hasn’t struggled for love. But why is establishing a healthy relationship with a man  almost an impossible life accomplishment? She defines women as mermaids and men can only survive in our magical underwater world for a limited amount of time.

Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle

Our soul is wise, but we need to listen to it in order to make the necessary changes in our lives to live better. How can we do that? We need to allow ourselves enough silence to be able to live in the presence and stop worrying about what’s to come or what happened in the past. This is one of the books about spirituality that will also help you cope with anxiety.

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Love is hard, often because we don’t know how to communicate love or to understand the signals and messages from those we love. In this book on spirituality applied to relationships you will find ways to determine how you show love and to see love from others.

Best books about spirituality to getting closer to God

Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World by Shelly Miller

A guide on how to find closeness to God even we live in full the so-called rat-race of modern society. According to Miller even busy people can implement a practical routine into their busy life in order to have close time with God and increase Sabbath experiences.

Changes That Heal: Four Practical Steps to a Happier, Healthier You by Henry Cloud

How can we grow into the image of God if can’t heal from the wounds from the past, or we are trying to put an addiction behind us? Dr Cloud, in his book on spirituality, gives us a practical guide on how to become more joyful followers of Christ.

Best books about mindfulness to discover your spiritual side

21 Rituals to Change Your Life: Daily Practices to Bring Greater Inner Peace and Happiness by Theresa Cheung

What is it that ultimately determines our fate? Is it God’s plan, the decisions we make or how we treat others? According to Theresa Chung it is our daily actions that determine how our life pans out: they key to increase value of the actions we do is to ritualize them, giving them a sense of ‘personal meaning and power’.

Meditation Is Not What You Think: Mindfulness and Why It Is So Important By Jon Kabat-Zinn, Hachette

This is one of the four instalments part of a re-issue of Kabat-Zinn’s monumental book on mindfulness called ‘Coming to Our Senses’. In the view of the author mindfulness is part of what makes us humans and of our regular lives;  in order to survive we need to be aware of what we are.

The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy from Morning to Evening 
 By Laurie J. Cameron

An easy to follow handy guidebook on how to incorporate mindfulness in your daily lives: with 50 sections and likewise number of fields and moments of the day where to practice mindfulness, this is the perfect book on spirituality where to start from to achieve a better self.

 What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond By Yael Shy

“Young people in their twenties and thirties are rapidly becoming the ‘meditation generation,’”

New York University holds the biggest campus in the States and with that it puts great attention to the wellbeing of its students: MindfulNYU is the portal giving advice to youngster on mindfulness and how to incorporate it into their lives and author of What Now happens to be the mind behind this initiative.