Just as the food we eat nourishes and strengthens the body, the books we read for inspiration nourish and enrich the mind. I thrive in my life and feed my soul with the reading I do daily. The books I recommend as part of The Practice focus on the lives of the masters, mystics, saints, spiritual teachers, healers, and the great religions and spiritual traditions.
When we take the time to read about the lives and experiences of these incredible human beings, in their own words, it slowly occurs to us that they really did not possess any extraordinary powers; they started out just like us. What does make them extraordinary is their deep desire and unwavering faith to live a life of love, purpose, and meaning. By example, they inspire us to live our most magnificent life! Their words provide us the inspiration we may be looking for and the comfort and support we desire as we go within to find that deep source of love and strength. When I read about the lives of these amazing beings, I feel as if they are my friends showing me the way on this beautiful path of life.
As well as reading the great masters and other inspirational authors, listen to recordings or watch movies of spiritual leaders to enrich your life. Immerse yourself in learning, always!
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Some of Barb’s Favorite Books
The following are representative works from the great religions that I have found inspirational:
- The Bhagavad Gita
- The Bible
- The Dhammapada
- The Koran (Qur’an)
- The Torah
- The Upanishads