9 Books of Universal Wisdom

When you're feeling down, uninspired or simply unfocused, few things can turn the situation around other than a hot cup of tea and a wise book. Many of us have those trusty books that we turn to in good times and in bad, but if you're seeking some fresh words, these 9 books are filled with pearls of universal wisdom perfectly suited to the BuDhaGirl tribe.

Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom, Rick Hanson

Everyone is born with brains built the same way, so how did the Buddha and other great teachers use their brains to change the world? This book will teach you how to activate brain states of compassion, joy and calm instead of anger, sorrow and worry in order to build greater inner confidence, a deeper spiritual life and more fulfilling relationships.

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, Dan Siegel

This book, written by a global innovator in brain science and psychotherapy, shows us how to use mindsight to escape mental traps such as anxiety, depression, OCD and traumatic memories. 

The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation, Paula Cohelo

Written by an internationally bestselling author, The Devil and Miss Prym is a thought-provoking parable of a community overcome with fear, cowardice and greed as they struggle with the choice between good and evil. 

Good Poems, Garrison Keillor

A thoughtful selection of poems from both classic and contemporary poets that include verses about everyday life, including themes of love, family, failure, death and transcendence.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert

With empathy, generosity and wisdom, Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration and creativity. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face and let go of what we most fear in order to crack open a world of wonder and joy.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz

Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements introduces a powerful code of conduct that can transform our lives to experience freedom, true happiness and love anew. 

Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting, Wayne Dyer

Everything that now exists was once imagined, and everything that will ever exist must first be imagined. Wishes Fulfilled takes you on a voyage of discovery in which you can begin to tap into your innate manifesting powers and create a life you imagine for yourself.

You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters, Deepak Chopra

This new release suggests that each of us is a co-creator of reality that extends to the vastest reaches of time and space. In the coming era, the author argues that the universe will be completely redefined as a "human universe," unlike the concept in which human life is regarded as a speck in the cosmos.

Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, Michael Singer

Tap into meditation and mindfulness to develop your consciousness, dwell in the present moment, and let go of painful memories and thoughts that keep us from achieving self-realization and happiness.

What books do you turn to for universal wisdom?

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Posted on February 1, 2017 and filed under Words of Wisdom, Mindfulness, Lifestyle, Inspiration.