Soul-stirring books

I Thought It Was Just Me by Brené Brown

Ever felt ashamed of something you might have experienced, said or done in your life? Or do you have a shame story that keeps playing on loop in your head?

Please pick up a copy of this book.

It demystifies shame. It makes shame a very human emotion. The stories and sharing in this book will make you feel like you are not alone in this world. It reminds us that all of us have our own shame stories. And most importantly, it shows us the way to move beyond shame, especially the crippling kind that can keep us locked in our own inner box of criticism, darkness and loneliness.

 

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The Light Between Us by Laura Lynne Jackson

What is my mission in life?

What happens when I die?

Are psychic gifts real?

Is it something to be afraid of?

What does it feel like to be a psychic?

Are my loved ones who have crossed over doing fine?

How are they feeling?

If you have asked yourself any of the questions above, this book would be a great read for you.

This book is a reminder that we are not just connected to one another on this physical plane, we are also connected to each other across dimensions, space and time. Our bodies give way with time, but our soul never dies. It helps us to understand that the other side is not a scary place, it is a place of pure love, where learning and soul reflections occur.

The truth is, we will never experience the afterlife fully until we cross over ourselves, but a belief in a peaceful and loving afterlife can take away the fear of death and dying.

In the depth of grief and heartache, it can bring some relief to know that your loved ones are never truly gone, that they are always around you but just in a different form. It is also very comforting to know that you can talk to your loved ones at any time and they are always able to hear your thoughts and words in a way that was not possible before, when they were in their physical bodies.

Though it will never be the same, and the waves of grief will keep crashing on your shores, it can be very comforting to know that we can now initiate an even deeper connection with our transitioned loved one as only one of us is bound by the limitations of the human body now.

If you have had psychic experiences or just a very innate intuitive knowing that cannot be explained, this book might bring some reassurance to you. 🙂

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Milton’s Secret by Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman


A simple but deeply meaningful book that teaches children about the power of being intensely present in the moment. I believe this book will benefit adults too, as I read this and immediately felt peace and spiritual alignment. This book is about letting go of unnecessary worries and surrendering to life. A book to keep by your children’s bedside and read to them often to remind them that life is simpler and more beautiful than they might believe it to be.

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I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

This girl is pure courage. I enjoyed this book for many reasons.

  1. It is a world I have never experienced and one I can’t imagine. But to think this bleak scenario is normal for many is heartbreaking and scary. 
  2. The reality that people still live in an environment driven by guns, bullets, destruction, hatred, repression and oppression is hard to swallow. The fact that children are exposed to this is even more tragic.
  3. Malala’s strength, courage, spirit and wisdom are inspiring. 
  4. Malala’s sense of gratitude and her intentional positive outlook of life is heartening and uplifting.
  5. Her honesty is very appealing. Malala is just like us and she isn’t afraid to keep it real. She feels insecure about her appearance, lonely, scared, argues with her friends and brothers, cries and even feels upset when someone else does better than her. She is very relatable which makes her strength seem accessible to all of us too. Strength, courage and perseverance is inside all of us too!

    This is a great book for people of all ages as it shows that once one is connected to the spirit of love, peace and oneness within, no obstacle is too big and no task is impossible. 

    It also shows that being peaceful does not mean being passive and surrendered. It means choosing your battles wisely and fighting them persistently despite your fears and any hatred and criticisms that might come your way.

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    Seeds of hope by Dr. Jane Goodall & Gail Hudson

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    I was considering if this book was soul-stirring for me or just a real eye-opener. I decided it was little of both, because it made me realise how much I missed being out in nature.

    As this is quite an intensive read, you might want to savour it slowly and leisurely. Dr. Jane’s attention to detail and her research skills are phenomenal. She had written in such a way that I could visualise the forests and everything else she was describing.

    If you are a nature lover or just curious about the state of the rainforests of the world, this book might be a great read for you.It also exposes many issues that you might not expect or even be suprised to find out.

    Here is a tiny snippet from the book – “Birds can drop GM seeds that can germinate in organic fields. More and more organic grains and other foods, when tested, are found to be contaminated. This can lead to significant loss of revenue for organic farmers. Moreover, if GM crops are found growing in their fields, organic farmers may be sued by Monsanto for growing their patented plants without paying for them”.

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    Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh

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    The power of quiet in a world full of noise. 

    I came across this book at a point in time when I really wanted some peace and quiet. And this book brought so much comfort to me.

    If you, like me, tend to sometimes walk around with truckloads of thoughts that you need to disconnect from, this book could help.

    The following paragraph from the book is my favourite.

    “These are the two dimensions of solitude, and they are both important. The first is to be alone physically. The second is to be able to be yourself and stay centered even in the midst of a group. It is because you are comfortable in solitude that you can be in communion with the world. I feel connected to you because I am fully myself. It’s simple: to really relate to the world, you have to first go back and relate to yourself.”Thich Nhat Hanh