This page serves as a place where I have come across meaningful books that have made a profound impact on my life. I will add to this list over time, so check back for more.
- Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
- The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy
- Be Here Now by Ram Dass
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through The Power of Words by Kevin L. Hall
Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
Thank you, Victor Frankl, for the exceptional courage and depth of Heart you chose to embrace through an exceedingly painful chapter of your life. For a man, who lost his family, home, assets, and lifework, and struggled through three years of Nazi death camps, Victor held on to his dignity, compassion, faith in the Divine, and a resolute picture of life’s uplifted Possibilities.
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Life is so exquisitely wondrous with the simple truths it unveils. Listen to the messages “between the lines” of life. Honor the precious connection with oneself and others, as a privileged step forward in our journey to discover life’s treasury of enlightenment.
To read this book inherently magnetizes an immersion of self and soul. Drink the sumptuous nectar of clarity this gentle and quieting story pours for our delight and endearment.
Tune into a quiet and comfy niche to momentarily release--and rediscover who you actually may be. As the Boy wisely states, “Isn’t it odd we can only see outsides, but nearly everything happens on the inside.”
Be Here Now by Ram Dass
In a modern globally conscious society this is a unique introduction to spirituality and religion. Ram Dass strikes a balance of being inclusive of many spiritual traditions, and he has a gift for presenting it in a way that honors all beings. Due to its graphics and "comic book" style, it is child friendly as well.
The book is actually quite practical for contemporary life. In addition, I have found that I can open up to any page for an inspiration or meditation in the moment. I highly recommend this book for anyone seeking spiritual expansion or a way to simply open their eyes to different perspectives.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements are simple in nature, yet profound if practiced with sincerity:
- Be Impeccable With Your Words
- Don't Take Anything Personally
- Don't Make Assumptions
- Always Do Your Best
Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through The Power of Words by Kevin L. Hall
Other key expressions developed are: Pathfinder (leader), Namaste, Passion, Sapere Vedere, Humility, Inspire, Empathy, Coach, Ollin, and Integrity, among others.
This book reverberates with enthusiasm for living a consciously-intentioned life.
Understanding the origin of the words, which grace our language, inherently enhances connection with ourselves and others.