10 Spiritual Books That Will Shift Your Mind and Bring More Daily Positivity

 "Let today be the day you give up who you've been for who you can become." - Hal Elrod

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Looking for a little inspiration?

These powerful spiritual reads will transform your mind and help you find inner peace and happiness.

When you change the way you think, you can achieve success faster, reach your full potential, and overcome anxiety and fear.


Zen: The Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno

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In clear, practical and easy to follow lessons - one a day for 100 days - renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to show you how to apply the essence of Zen to modern life.

You will learn how to exhale deeply to eliminate negative emotions, to arrange your house simply to clear your thinking, to line up your shoes at night to bring order to your mind, to plant a single flower and watch it grow, to worry less about what you cannot control, and so much more...
Simplify your life with the art of Zen, and learn how to feel more relaxed, fulfilled, and with a renewed sense of peace.


Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

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The Miracle Morning book just may be the simplest, most effective way to create the life you’ve always wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible.

Based on the premise that how you start your day largely determines the quality of your day, your work, and your life, The Miracle Morning gives you the ultimate morning ritual and teaches night owls how to beat the snooze button, even if you’ve never been a morning person.


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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Are you ready to examine the question of "what makes life worth living?" This inspiring memoir explores the depths of finding the meaning of life through the eyes of a young neurosurgeon diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. You'll be moved and learn what it means to face death.




The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

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What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.

Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.


The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

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How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? The Book of Joy is a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu about finding joy and happiness in the face of suffering and grief. The two old friends meet in India for the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday and discuss what they call the Eight Pillars of Joy, which ultimately provide the foundation for lasting happiness.

Favorite Quote:
"People would like to be able to take a pill that makes their fear and anxiety go away and makes them immediately feel peaceful. This is impossible. One must develop the mind over time and cultivate mental immunity. Often people ask me for the quickest and best solution to a problem. Again, this is impossible. You can have quickest or you can have best solution, but not both. The best solution to our suffering is mental immunity, but it takes time to develop." -- Dalai Lama


A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

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In A New Earth, the author expands on how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.


the power of the heart: finding your true purpose book

With its unprecedented convocation of eighteen of the world’s greatest spiritual thinkers, writers, and scientists, including Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, and Eckhart Tolle, this beautifully designed full-color spiritual guide—which ties into a film of the same name—reveals how you can overcome limitations and fulfill your highest potential.


Super Attractor by Gabby Bernstein

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This book is a journey of remembering where your true power lies. You'll learn how to co-create the life you want. You'll accept that life can flow, that attracting is fun, and that you don't have to work so hard to get what you want. Most important, you'll feel good. And when you feel good, you'll give off a presence of joy that can elevate everyone around you. After reading this book, you will know how to fulfill your function: to be a force of love in the world.


Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown

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Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.


The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami

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This inspirational memoir of Richard Slavin, will make you shift your perspective as you travel along his side from Chicago suburbs to the caves of the Himalayans. Through his colorful adventures, Rich (or Radhanath Swami) will transform the way you look at life. You’ll reevaluate your own connection to the Divine as you fully immerse in his heartwarming journey to becoming a world-renowned spiritual leader.


Now that you've discovered Desert Citizen's favorite spiritual books, check out these 25 Positive Affirmations That Will Change Your Life or these key Morning Habits to Set Up Each Day for Success