17 Spiritual Books to Make Your Soul Whole Again

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When your soul is in trouble or if you are confused in understanding the true meaning of life, it’s time your spiritual side that needs attention from you. Apprehensions and concerns regarding life cannot be resolved easily and some spiritual guidance from the wise is essential in this regard.

This is the reason why many people resort to books to escape their troubled self and discover the realities of life. If you are in such a dilemma then read the following spiritual books to make your soul whole one more time:

    1. The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo
      Nepo is not only a philosopher and a poet but a cancer survivor too and the insights in this book show his wisdom pertaining to matters of life. This book will serve as your ultimate dose of inspiration.
    2. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
      In 1992, Redfield self-published this novel and it has since become one of the most successful self-published novels ever. One can call this book a combination of an adventure and a new age spiritual journey. The insights provided will surely be able to shift the perspective of the reader.
    3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
      Regardless of the religion, this novel about understanding the omens and serving the one true purpose of life triggers the spiritual side of the reader. In this book, the Shepherd travels to the Pyramids of Egypt to discover a treasure and his tale is timeless.
    4. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra
      The book explains how people can nurture themselves spiritually and realize that they are on this Earth for some reason. It is about expressing gratitude to the people around you and serving your family.
    5. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
      This book has even garnered a spot in New York’s best sellers list and is a cultural phenomenon. Byrne talks about laws of attraction in this book and says that one should ask for what they really want. The author also emphasizes on having a strong belief and be open to receiving whatever one truly desires.
    6. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Dalai Lama
      The book takes inspiration from the joyful nature of the Dalai Lama and talks about finding happiness in the smallest things of daily life. There are no spiritual rules or religious guidelines highlighted in the book and this will make it stand the test of time. It states that the purpose of life is to seek happiness. No matter what the outside circumstances are, the mental state of the person can help him in garnering peace and happiness.

      “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama

    7. The Universe has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein
      The legendary Bernstein compiles different stories and lessons of life that will help the reader in overcoming the blocks which are standing in the way of their happiness. The book teaches how to stop chasing life and instead achieve success and security.
    8. The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte
      If you would like to have a road map for life that can guide you to all the shortcuts and life hacks then The Desire Map is a must-read for you. This is a soul-satisfying book providing you with all the tools which will help you in living your life unapologetically, passionately while helping your manifest desires.
    9. The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power by Brendon Burchard
      This book helps you in your pursuit of attaining greater personal freedom and sparking a motivational revolution inside you. The world-renowned trainer, Brendon Burchard, helps in claiming your personal power through this book.
    10. Raise Your Vibration: 111 Practices to Increase Your Spiritual Connection by Kyle Gray
      In this book, Gray lays out an 111-day plan consisting of practices and exercises which will help in igniting your spirituality. It will help in unlocking your psychic abilities to polish your intuition and help you understand matters with the help of vibrations.
    11. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
      Gilbert took a year off to travel alone after a very bitter divorce. Her first destination was Italy where she enjoyed eating lots of good food. Next, she traveled to India where she touched the spiritual side of her personality. And lastly, she was in Bali where she found the balance between the two which was love.
      The book is about someone who is in extreme pain and during this phase, undertakes a spiritual journey and achieves a balance. It landed on the New York Time’s bestseller list and was also made into a movie starring Julia Roberts.
    12. Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh
      The increased pace of life can easily make us forego the peace which surrounds us. We indulge in our lives but we forget to make them any better spiritually. Spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh teaches how to attain completeness and experience deep feelings of joy. Only through conscious breathing, one can bring awareness to the mind, body, soul, and their entire life.

      “If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.”— Thich Nhat Hanh

    13. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lessons by Mitch Albom
      It is based on a number of interviews with the former professor Morrie Schwartz. He suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease and was dying because of it. Not only did this book sold millions of copies but also inspired a TV movie. Morrie’s ideas of giving and accepting love still continue to inspire people even after so many years of his death.
    14. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
      This book has a simple yet effective formula for living a better life. The four rules or agreements which have been explained in it are:
      * Be flawless with your words
      * Don’t take things personally
      * Do no assume on your own
      * Always give your best shot
      Later, Ruiz added a fifth agreement too which was that one must be able to listen to others but maintain their skepticism at the same time.
    15. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
      Eckhart Tolle explains the joy and the freedom which one experiences when they choose not to dwell on the mistakes of the past and learn from them instead. According to Tolle, your mind can serve to be the only enemy of your enlightenment and plays a major role in creating pain for you.

      “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle

    16. The Seat of the Soul: An Inspiring Vision of Humanity’s Spiritual Destiny by Gary Zukav
      It is only our authentic power which can trigger our spiritual side when power and ego start taking control over us. The book emphasizes on the fact that in pursuit of external power, one can bring conflict in their personal lives and in the world we live in.
    17. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives by Dan Millman
      Way of the Peaceful Warrior is an international bestseller and is based on the life of a gymnast from the University of California, Berkeley. When Dan Millman meets a 96-year-old mentor Socrates, his life changes drastically and he discovers new perspectives of life to live it to the fullest.

By reading these 17 books, you can definitely see yourself walking the spiritual path and achieving success in making your soul whole.

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