Books are miraculous things that have the power to pull us out of the pit of misery and off to the promising parts of the world. But why do we read? For most of us, perhaps it’s just a way to shake off steam and relax after a long day at work, or a desire to improve our thought process so that we can appreciate ourselves better. They also help us develop our mental health and consciousness.
However, some of us are attracted to reading as we are striving for a deeper sense in our existence and a more meaningful connection, not only with our material existence, but with our inner selves. These are the adventurers — the souls who are starving for more links, the essence and the wild nature of their lives. If you’re an explorer, we’ve recruited a few must-read books that would light up your life.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Released in 1854, this masterpiece is still important to the contemporary seeker. This is a statement of liberation, a journal of a societal experiment, a path of personal enlightenment and a textbook of self-reliance. The book is a must for any adventurous soul longing for a stronger connection to the natural environment and the joy of living in the forests.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
After her mother died and her marriage ended, Strayed made an unplanned decision to walk more than a thousand miles to the Pacific Crest Trail all by herself. Wild recollects the horrors and delights of the voyage. It’s a tale of sacrificing everything to retrieve everything, of confronting a major struggle to repair deep scars.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
A road-map to live the most imaginative existence, Big Magic bursts with creativity. Whether you’re writing a novel, creating art, pursuing a huge vision, or just infusing your life with fun, this novel is for you.
The heated themes discussed in this book are facing down dread, accepting curiosity and addressing what you appreciate most. Gilbert ‘s answer is the right combination between deep spirituality and jovial rationality. This book is going to make you laugh happily and dive deep into the pockets of riches hidden within you.
Be Here Now by Ram Dass
Be Here Now is a new testimony to the significance of the divine aspect of human experience, centered on the internal evolution of Dass through the exploration of ancient yoga traditions and values. Preceded by the author’s own graphics, the book is brimming with wisdom for those who are pursuing spirituality.
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Writing Down the Bones is an encouragement to every artistic soul who wants to take the plunge towards writing masterfully and innovatively. Filled with wisdom and realistic guidance on cultivating a more acute sense of witnessing and knowing the environment around, Goldberg demonstrates how to turn perception into phrases and stories — possibly literally in the form of a book, as a calming balm to our own consciousness
Readers live a thousand lives from the comfort of their homes. They get to live and learn from the experiences of others and our mentioned books will surely help everyone on the journey of soul-searching.