3 Authors That Will Make Your Mind Explode.
I’ve always been a big reader, when I find the right ones I always gain so much inspiration from them, they give me strong realisations and epiphanies about life that really help bring inner change.
I love the fact that there are so many amazing books out there that can really help us grow.
Of course it’s best not to just sit around reading all the time and never taking action, but reading AND taking action can bring about a powerful transformation in our self-development.
I would like to recommend some books that have a helped me gain new insights, changed the way I see the world and helped me grow as a person.
The Peaceful Warrior (Author – Dan Millman) –
This is one of the first books I read on the topic of spiritual growth/ self-development.
It’s actually a half factual, half fictional book. Dan Millman tells a story about his college days where he meets an old man in a gas station whilst on a late night walk, this man happened to have been in his dreams for the last week before he came across him. After catching Dan’s attention through his eccentric ways, the man challenges Dan and becomes his mentor for spiritual growth leading Dan on a journey of self discovery.
The story Dan tells is slightly exaggerated to get the lessons learnt across to his readers and because of this it’s a fantastic book and it was definitely the one to wake me up to a new way of thinking.
My favourite quote from the book – After making Dan sit on a rock till he can come back in with something worthwhile to say, Dan comes back from sitting on the rock nearly 12 hours later with a new realisation:
“There are no ordinary moments”
I love this quote because it is to remind us that each moment enjoyed to its fullest is never ordinary; each moment is always extraordinary.
Fear (Author – Osho) –
Osho (Real name – Rajneesh) was an Indian Mystic, Guru and Spiritual teacher, all of his books are actually transcripts of the talks he has done, which makes them even more awesome as it clearly shows what a great speaker he was.
The book fear is incredible for having realisations that help you to drop fear completely.
Osho is blunt and to the point, that’s what I love about his books/talks, he is straight up and will make you go: ‘Ohhhh shitttt, yeah of course! That makes so much sense’
In fact read everything from Osho, it’s all amazing and will definitely spark a change in the way you see things.
What a guy!
My favourite fear quote:
“I will help, that’s why I am here! Everybody’s life, more or less, is governed by fear, because there are only two ways to live life. Either it can be governed by love, or it can be governed by fear. Ordinarily, unless you have learned to love, it is governed by fear.
Without love, fear is bound to be there. It is just an absence of love. It has nothing positive in it; it is just absence of love. But if you can love, fear disappears. In the moment of love there is not even death. There is only one thing in life that conquers death and that is love. All fear is concerned with death – and only love can conquer death.
So one thing I would like to say to you is, don’t pay too much attention to fear because it becomes an autohypnotic. If you go on repeating that you live by fear, your life is governed by fear, you are dominated by fear – and fear, fear, fear – then you are helping it. Take note of it: that your life is governed by fear – finished! It simply shows that love has not yet become so powerful that fear disappears. Fear is just a symptom, it is not a disease. There is no cure for it; there is no need. So it is just a symptom, and it is very useful because it shows you that you should not waste your life any longer. It simply says to you to love more.
So I will not talk about fear. I will help you to love more – and fear disappears as a consequence. If you start working directly on fear you strengthen it, because your whole attention will be focused on it. It is as if somebody is trying to destroy darkness, and becomes focused, obsessed, with how to destroy darkness. You cannot destroy darkness because it is not there in the first place. Note the fact that darkness is there – and then start working on how to bring in light.”
The Power Of Now (Author – Eckhart Tolle)-
Apparently one day Eckhart Tolle woke up with a powerful realisation and became incredibly still and present in all his actions, enjoying the present moment for what it was, the only thing that is real, the only thing that really exists. The raw beauty of the now was presented to him in an epiphany and he never looked back.
The Power of Now is amazing, it made me realise so much and definitely sparked a change inside me. You will learn so much from this book, each page is one of those ‘Aha’ moments from knowing what is written has so much truth in it.
I recommend reading both ‘The Power Of Now’ and ‘A New Earth’. They are both incredible and will blow your brain out of your head – just joking, kinda.
My favourite quote:
“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”
So I’ll leave you with those 3 Authors. They are all amazing and if you read their books, I promise they will definitely have a positive impact on your life.
People like them are such a blessing to this earth, they are people who really know the deepest truth of our existence, they live extraordinary lives and spread the message far and wide.
I’m so grateful for people like them that make us realise so much and change lives for the better through their brutally honest teachings. They wake us up from our sleepy states. The funny thing is when you read these kind of books you realise you already know all what they are saying, the truth is already in you, but it’s been pushed down and suppressed. The “waking up” that these books do is simply bringing back up what you already know!
So what are you waiting for?
Let’s get reading!