7 Books That Will Expand Your Mind
Dr. Seuss once said, “the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Nothing beats the feeling of being lost in a good book. Some books entertain, some educate, and some have the power to transform our way of thinking. Those are the books that stick with us.
Aside from being entertaining, educational and enlightening, there are many health benefits of reading. In fact, reading strengthens your brain, your vocabulary, your ability to empathize, and even helps you sleep better!
Here are seven books that will change the way you look at yourself and the world:
- A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Finding inner peace and reaching a higher level of consciousness can only happen when we release our attachment to the ego. In A New Earth, spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle gives readers the tools to transcend the ego and raise their self-awareness.
Tolle’s book showcases the significance of overcoming the ego both individually and collectively. The explains that as more people expand their minds, a new earth will emerge.
Being in the present is the key to lasting happiness. A New Earth helps readers connect to the here and now, exploring new ways of thinking and how to cultivate habits that will transform your life.
- Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein
Many people believe life is happening to them, overwhelmed by the thought that they have no real control over their lives. But the truth is you have more power than you think.
In Super Attractor, life coach and bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein explains that all of us are creators. In other words, we have the potential to attract positive and people, events and circumstances into our lives.
Sounds great. So, how do we do that? By accepting what is and being grateful. In doing so, you elevate your energetic vibration. You believe that your desires are coming; it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when. In this book, Bernstein teaches you how to move into a space of abundance and unlock your true potential.
Rather than having expectations and conditions for how you want your life to unfold, become more open-minded. You’ll see how amazing and abundant life really is.
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
In this moving memoir, Maya Angelou shares how she learned to love herself and discovered her inner strength through overcoming prejudice.
After suffering abuse as a child, Angelou carried that trauma with her into adulthood. It took years of self-reflection and healing to reach enlightenment. She dedicated her life passing on the wisdom she’s gained through her experiences. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings illustrates the struggle and pain of bigotry, and how words have the power to make the world a better place.
Angelou’s empowering message teaches us that no matter what obstacles we come across, we have the choice to reframe our perspectives and move forward with strength and resilience.
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
As we work tirelessly striving for success, it leaves many of us stressed and burnt out. The sad truth is even if we end up achieving our goals, we’re left feeling unhappy and unfulfilled. What gives?
In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, world renowned spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra explains that manifesting your deepest desires doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, all you have to do is release and surrender. The simple act of letting go creates space for abundance to come in.
Chopra’s laws of success are simple yet powerful principles that you can apply to your life today.
- Between the World and Me by Ta – Nehisi Coates
This #1 New York Times bestseller speaks to our nation’s current crisis, answering some thought-provoking questions. Told from the point of view of a father to his son, Between the World and Me provides a unique and incredibly personal perspective on racism.
This narrative not only sheds light on the unimaginable cruelty and hardship that has plagued our nation, but also sends an inspiring message. After years of struggling, Coates has an awakening and frees himself from the heavy burden he was carrying. He found his way out of the pain and suffering, entering a place of empowerment and inner peace.
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Calling all psych nerds! This book will take you on a mind-bend journey of behavioral economics and the two systems that drive the way we think: the first system is fast and emotional, and the second is slower and logical.
Along with educating readers on psychology and neuroscience, Nobel prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman offers self-help techniques to enrich your life. Thinking Fast and Slow is written from a scientific perspective with very practical advice and takeaway tips.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Do you search for happiness outside of yourself? If you answered yes, then you will always be searching, according to bestselling author Paulo Coelho.
The Alchemist is about a boy named Santiago who travels to a desert in Egypt looking for buried treasure. On his quest, he comes across different people who help him along the way. What began as a journey to find buried treasure turned into a journey of self-discovery.
This is a beautiful story about the meaning of life and how following your heart is the only way to be happy.
The bottom line: with countless genres and writing styles, there is something for everyone when it comes to reading. Don’t be discouraged if you’ve never considered yourself a bookworm. You just haven’t found the right book!