Book recommendations

Book Recommendations…

The Enlightened Mind and The Enlightened Heart, by Stephen Mitchell.  Authentic spirituality, East and West.  

“Leaves of Grass,” by Walt Whitman.  All healing is spiritual.

“Wherever You Go, There You Are,” by Jon Kabat-Zinn.  An invitation to mindfulness.  

“Walden,” by H. D. Thoreau.  “If you have built castles in air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

“The Road Less Traveled,” by M. Scott Peck.  Master therapist shares his approach to emotional and spiritual growth.  

“The Art of Loving,”by Erich Fromm.  Genuine love and its facsimiles.  

“The New Rules of Marriage,” by Terrence Real.  A progressive view of relationships. 

“I Don’t Want to Talk About It,” by Terrence Real.  Straight talk about male socialization and depression.  

“Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen Covey.  Principled guide for leadership, success and fulfillment.  

“Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Victor Frankl.   Existential psychotherapy pioneer, holocaust survivor, and psychiatrist.

“The Evolving Self,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.  Positive psychology and the conditions for optimal growth and evolution.  

“The Emotional Life of Your Brian,” by Richard Davidson.  The latest research on  mindfulness and well-being.

“Breakfast at the Victory,” by James P. Carse.  Being a mystic in the city is possible. 

“Zen Mind, Beginners Mind,” Shunryu Suzuki.  Simplicity, patience, practice..    

“The Gospel According to Jesus,” by Stephen Mitchell.   The essence of Jesus’ teachings on love, healing, morality, and forgiveness. 

“Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke,” by Stephen Mitchell.  Poetry calling us to a deeper place within ourselves.

“Care of the Soul,” by Thomas Moore.  Spirituality that’s earthy, harmonious, affecting, imaginative, and passionate. 

“The Year of Magical Thinking,” by Joan Didion.  An intimate portrait of love, death, and grief.

“Self-Reliance,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Be bold, creative, unique, wise, divine, etc.

“Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism,” by Chogyam Trungpa.  Deceive yourself naught.

“Walking,” by H.D. Thoreau.  Direct contact with nature.  

“The Good Marriage,” by Judith Wallerstein.  An intimate look at 50 couples with happy, enduring marriages.

“The Miracle of Mindfulness,” by Thich Nhat Hanh.  An inviting introduction to meditation.  

“Ruling Your World,” by Sakyong Mipham.  Equanimity.

“The Untethered Soul,” by Michael A. Singer.  From an open heart flows abundant energy.