For thousands of years, books have been an incredible way to pass down information and knowledge.
One of my favourite quotes that describe the power of books is by Isaac Newton.
"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
Books have the ability to broaden our horizons and widen our perspectives.
For the past half a decade, my head has been mostly buried in textbooks about psychology, and this journey has humbled me because the more I read and studied, the more I realized how little I know. That process still continues today.
Although I also came across a few insightful books that have profoundly affected my way of thinking and how I view the world.
Here are a few of them:
- The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson
- Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
- The Courage to Be Disliked by Fumitake Koga
- The Third Door by Alex Banayan
- The Unfair Advantage by Ash Ali
- The Fear Bubble by Ant Middleton
- Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris
Are there any avid readers out there?
Do you have any book suggestions that changed your perspective on life and broadened your horizons? Fiction or non-fiction.
My favorites books now, that aid me the most, are “The Science of Mind” by Ernest Holmes and “Your True Home” by Thich Nhat Hanh. I find something that comforts, encourages and stretches my thought on every page.
Hi Aletha. It’s wonderful to hear that you’ve found two books that are bringing so much value to your life.
It’s always so inspiring to see people who are actively seeking out new knowledge and insights, and it sounds like you’re doing just that with these books. It’s amazing how a single page can contain so much wisdom, and it’s clear that you’re really taking the time to absorb and reflect on what you’re reading.
I have no doubt that these books are helping you to grow and evolve in so many ways, and I’m excited to see where your journey takes you next.
Have you noticed any changes in your thought patterns or perspectives since starting to read these books?
That’s true, sir. Thanks for sharing this with us.
It’s such a pleasure to have shared it with you. I hope you received value from it.
Have I noticed any changes in my thought patterns or perspectives since starting to read these books? Absolutely. The biggest change I see in myself is calm. I am much less pulled up and down by emotion, and I feel steady and “solid” (as Thich Nhat Hanh says). I feel more aware of possibility. I am finding clarity that is focused on right now. I feel more rooted to the moment that is right now.
Wow, it sounds like you’ve made some incredible progress in your self-discovery journey! I’m so glad to hear that you’re feeling calmer and more centred. It’s truly amazing how the simple act of reading can have such a profound impact on our well-being and outlook on life. Your newfound clarity and focus on the present moment is truly inspiring, and I’m sure that others around you have also taken notice of these positive changes in you. Keep up the great work and I wish you all the best on your continued journey!