The 8 Best Books For Finding Inner Peace Through Mindfulness
Let’s face it, 2020 wasn’t the best year for mindfulness. In fast-changing times where social and economic life is facing huge changes, stress and anxiety are more present than ever before. Fortunately, mindfulness and meditation is accessible to all, and we’ve gathered a list of the best books to help you find it. Tapping into inner peace has never been more important.
1) Make Peace With Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Your Inner Critic by Mark Coleman
People often forget that they’re their own greatest critic and quieting that little voice we all have is a crucial step towards finding peace. Coleman, a therapist and meditation guru, uses his book to guide the reader through steps to challenging our inner critic and finding peace. By using case-studies and loads of real-life examples, he helps you believe that you too can achieve what others have.
2) Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking by SJ Scott and Barrie Davenport
Packed with practical advice, Davenport and Scott have created a guide to mindfulness that doesn’t settle for platitudes. Declutter Your Mind has long been a mindfulness bestseller because of how impactful it is. The author’s well researched arguments are full of tips and tricks that will help you get on top of stress and anxiety and achieve inner peace.
3) The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
“The best thing about this book is that you can apply Hanh’s teachings to every moment of the day,” says Maria Esteban, health writer at Bestbritishessays and UKWritings. “Whether it’s on your morning commute or doing housework at the end of the day, a practice of mindfulness can come in handy at any moment.” Hanh teaches the reader how mindfulness isn’t a fad or a tool to relieve anxiety, but a 24/7 state of mind.
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4) Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant
For those of you who shy away from mystical discussions of mindfulness, Jo Marchant has the answer. By firmly grounding her work in neuroscience and psychology, Marchant dispenses with the feel-good mumbo jumbo that can be off putting for people with a practical mindset. Marchant explores the toll that stress and anxiety can take on people’s health, and the changes to one's mindset that can reverse that trend.
5) 10% Happier by Dan Harris
Harris’s journey started out by recognising how the stress of the modern world was damaging his health and anyone who finds his story relatable will find great solace and wisdom in his writing. Meditation, compassion and mindfulness changed Harris’s life and his book shares his transformation with you.
6) The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
Singer’s book explores the way our inner monologue, accompanying us every step of the way, is often misunderstood as part of our identity. His suggestion is that our thoughts don’t define us, and that they’re simply a byproduct of consciousness. By restructuring the hierarchy of consciousness in this way, he helps to “let go” of these thoughts, helping the reader to escape their own head and live in a more mindful way.
7) The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe
A Buddhist monk turned app developer, Andy Puddicombe has done more to popularize meditation and mindfulness than most people. The Headspace app made meditation accessible for many people and Puddicombe’s well-articulated guide will help you find inner peace without a time commitment. Whether it’s on your coffee break at work and a stolen moment before you go to bed, anyone can find mindfulness with just a few minutes set aside each day.
8) The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle
“Tolle encourages us to live in the moment with his well-expressed and readable book,” says Charlotte Bingham, mindfulness blogger at Assignment Help and Revieweal. “Compassion, mindfulness and living in the here and now are revealed to be one and the same practice in this expert guide.”
Life can get a bit hectic for us all sometimes.This reading list will guide you to inner peace and let you tap into a practice of mindfulness for when it all gets a bit much.
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