Making an intentional change in your life is not that easy of a thing to accomplish. I know this as I have made a few and continue to struggle to make a few more. Below is a list of books that have helped me along the way. I hope they help you.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki is the book that taught me how to think about money. Without this book I never would have invested, bought real estate or wrote my first book The Bartender is Your Landlord: Why The Wealthy Elite Invest in Real Estate and How Anyone Can Join Their Ranks. Hence this book is at the top of the list as it inspired the most changes in my life.
Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself by Alejandro Junger will change how you think about food, leaving you with a healthy body, more energy and less ailments. Add a little exercise and meditation to the eating guidelines in this book and you will be on your way to an amazing life!
Ancient Wisdom: Modern World by Dalai Lama has the potential to change how you view the people around you and how you treat them, perhaps leaving you happier and more content in your own life. Wonderful read.
Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy by Mallika Chopra is a quick read allowing the reader a glimpse into the life of someone quite similar to ourselves on her journey to finding her purpose. Fun and educational.
Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön not only teaches the art of mindfulness but shows us how to use it to stop making the same mistakes If you are looking for change this book can help bring it about. Certainly helped me with my temper.
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Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra was a gift both in actuality and for the lessons it left me with.
This is an interesting work of historical fiction as it follows the life of a saint which many o us know little about. Though to be honest after reading the book I am not sure I know much more, though I got a taste of what his life must have been like. This novel has certainly intrigued me enough that I want to learn more, which I gather from the epilogue was the author’s intention.
For me the best part of this novel was when we followed the monk Gautama. The lessons he learned as he searched for enlightenment will stay with me, particularly the harsh lesson regarding saintly behaviour in Chapter 12.
All in all this was a good read which gives a brief and fictional glimpse into the life of one of the most peaceful men who ever lived and the beginnings of a religion based around lifestyle instead of worship. Thus I recommend it.
I have shared both chapters 6 and 7 in this post due to the nature of Chapter 6. It is a touch too abstract for me with its symbolism. Perhaps because I am not living in China in 2500 BC??? As such I have ordered my copy of Tao Te Ching Annotated and Explained by Derek Lin. I have stated before that I require a guide for this, he seems to be the one.
Chapter 7 seems to suggest that by serving others we can in fact achieve our own goals. I like that.
Thank you as always to Taoism.net for providing the Tao Te Ching.
The valley spirit, undying
Is called the Mystic Female
The gate of the Mystic Female
Is called the root of Heaven and Earth
It flows continuously, barely perceptible
Utilize it; it is never exhausted
Heaven and Earth are everlasting
The reason Heaven and Earth can last forever
Is that they do not exist for themselves
Thus they can last forever
Therefore the sages:
Place themselves last but end up in front
Are outside of themselves and yet survive
Is it not due to their selflessness?
That is how they can achieve their own goals
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