Many people forget about the importance of reading self help books. Yet, some books are so powerful and inspiring, they can change your life forever. You will never see life the same way as before. The wisdom and knowledge from these books can make you smile or bring tears into your eyes. They make you realize that maybe you have been living life the wrong way. It creates a chain reaction in your soul that transforms your reality and changes your perspective about life. I call this the butterfly effect because you become a new person. A part of you dies and another part is reborn. These books not only teach you how to live a happy life but also how to thrive and achieve your goals. They teach you how to find true happiness and gives you motivation to keep chasing after your dreams.
To give you an example; when you go to school and you are asked to learn about a subject; let’s say mathematics or physics, most probably the teacher will ask you to read a book about that subject. The same concept applies when you are looking to learn about life. You need to study life in order to start creating the reality you always dreamed of. You have to believe in yourself and most importantly believe that miracles can happen to you at any time in your life.
A while back, one of our customers sent us a question for a list of 10 books that everyone must read in their lifetime. The question intrigued us and we immediately launched into a heated debate. How could we choose only 10 books? There so many choices out there. We posed the question to our Facebook fans. After receiving some 100 nominations and putting it to a vote, we ultimately settled on 10 book titles. We decided to present a collection of books that has the ability to change the way you think, feel and reflect our diverse interests here at Crystal Dreams in Montreal, Canada. We hope you enjoy our suggestions. With that in mind, here are 10 books that every person needs to read before they leave this world:
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho:
Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel has inspired thousands of people around the world. This story is dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within him. Evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts. The Alchemist is also the favourite book of many celebrities such as Will Smith.
2. Conversations with God by Neale Walsch:
Conversations with God is a sequence of books written by Neale Donald Walsch. It was written as a dialogue in which Walsch asks questions and god answers.The first book of the Conversations with God series, Conversations with God, Book 1: An Uncommon Dialogue, appeared on bookshelves in 1995, and quickly became a publishing phenomenon, staying on the New York Times Best-Sellers List for 137 weeks. This book teaches important lessons about life and how to listen to your intuition. It teaches you how to communicate with god and live your life to your full potential. This is one of the books that really helped me to find true happiness.
3. The Secret By Rhonda Byrne:
The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book written by Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the law of attraction and claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased happiness, health, and wealth. The book has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 46 languages. This book teaches people how to use the power of positive thinking to create their own reality and break the barriers that your own mind has created. Life is truly limitless but you have to believe it first before you can apply it.
4. The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepak Chopra:
is a 1994 self-help, pocket-sized book by Deepak Chopra, freely inspired in Hindu and spiritualistic concepts, which preaches the idea that personal success is not the outcome of hard work, precise plans or a driving ambition, but rather of understanding our basic nature as human beings and how to follow the laws of nature. According to the book, when we comprehend and apply these laws in our lives, everything we want can be created, “because the same laws that nature uses to create a forest, a star, or a human body can also bring about the fulfillment of our deepest desires”. This book is an excellent guide to learn how to create abundance into your life.
5. Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman:
Way of the Peaceful Warrior is based on the story of Dan Millman, a world champion athlete, who journeys into realms of romance and magic, light and darkness, body, mind, and spirit. Guided by a powerful old warrior named Socrates and tempted by an elusive, playful woman named Joy, Dan is led toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him. Readers join Dan as he learns to live as a peaceful warrior. This international bestseller conveys piercing truths and humorous wisdom, speaking directly to the universal quest for happiness.
6. The Manual Of The Warrior Of Light by Paulo Cohelo:
This book invites us to live out our dreams to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny. Paulo Coelho shows readers how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose quest leads him to become the person he wants to be. This book is very easy to read yet it contains powerful messages and beautiful quotes. This is a good book start your journey to self discovery.
7. A New Earth by Eckart Tolle:
Perhaps one of the best books ever written and truly a must read to change your life and find real happiness. An article in Success magazine describes A New Earth as a “self-improvement book” that encourages its readers to live their lives in each present moment and to create happiness for themselves without emphasizing material possessions. Tolle’s intent is to change the way human beings think, and he envisions a world population that is increasingly humble, enlightened and pure. According to Tolle, the book’s purpose “is not to add new information or beliefs to your mind or to try to convince you of anything, but to bring about a shift in consciousness”. In the book, Tolle asserts that everyone can find “the freedom and joy of life” if they live in the present moment. The book describes human dysfunction, selfishness, anxiety and the inhumanity we inflict on each other, as well as mankind’s failed attempts to find life meaning and purpose through material possessions and unhealthy relationships. He assures that thoughts can have a powerful and beneficial “effect on the healing process” and can lead to positive change. This books is one of Oprah Winfrey’s favourites. She says it helped her achieve true happiness and success.
8. Remember Be Here Now by Ram Dass:
is a 1971 book on spirituality, yoga and meditation by the Western-born yogi and spiritual teacher Ram Dass. Ram Dass was an university teacher with a Phd. He had everything that our society calls a “successful life” But he always felt like there was something missing in his life. He only realized what he was missing after he tried psychedelics which opened his mind to the spiritual world. After that day, his life was never the same, he left everything behind and began his journey around the world to find his true self. Remember be here now is based on a true story which takes us into a journey of awakening and beautiful wisdom.
9. Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill:
Think and Grow Rich is the number one Inspirational classic for individuals who are interested in learning from important people in history. It was written by Napoleon Hill after he spent over 20 years researching the accomplishments and attributes of 500 of the most successful people in business. The book gives the 13 key principles for success. Think and Grow Rich is a timeless classic that has guided many to success, and has sold millions of copies for nearly a century. This book is a bestseller and one for all ages, filled with ideas which have the power to change your life and set you upon the path of learning and creating abundance. This book tells the experience of successful entrepreneurs, who started from the bottom and managed to create wealth and abundance from nothing. Here you have the entire philosophy of moneymaking. It describes what to do and also how to do it. It presents complete instructions on how to make your dreams come true.
10. Pure Magic by Judika Illes:
Pure Magic is a practical course for anyone who’s ever interested in real magic, the occult or for people who wish to get the job, apartment or date they want. Judika Illes has written a spell casting guide in down-to-earth language. “I consciously set out to write a book that would be different from any other on the market,” Illes writes. “This book is jargon free. It contains information usually handed down from teacher to student. It focuses on the practical aspects of spell casting in a clear and nonjudgmental way. . . . No specialized metaphysical training is required.” What is required is that we become aware of the natural rhythms, energies, powers, and patterns of earth. Pure Magic offers many individual spells, plus concrete advice on how and where to practice magic, to rightly use words of power, and to cleanse, protect, and enhance your magic self. This book is great for those who want to learn how magic interacts with the real world. How you can use energies of crystals, plants, objects and your soul to create beautiful things. Remember what Walt Disney said ” If you don’t believe in magic, you”ll never see it”. This is a great book to open your mind.
There are still so many other great books out there. It’s impossible to write them all in this list. I can guaranteed you that these books will change your life. What other books do you think every person should read? Please leave a comment below!