March 15, 2019 Blog

What is spirituality? Best Spiritual Books


Spirituality is always a different way of perception for each and every individual in this world.\ is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life.  The concept of spirituality has a variety of meaning. In narrower view the general concept marks the relation of spirituality with religion, but every time it does not mean so.

So every time a thought is hovering our heads that what spirituality is ?? Well, people have failed to have a concrete concept of spirituality. So the moment we start talking about spirituality, the discussion points towards God. Of course, it’s well known God is the supreme power, the holy spirit. So we can assume that Spirituality is a blissful experience or well defined as a state of consciousness wherein one can perceive more than what a normal human being can. So it’s clear from the name Spirituality relates to the spirit, and not the mind or body of an individual.

So why spirituality is so vital for human beings is another matter. So here first we should clarify that Spirituality and Religion are two important pillars of beliefs. Religion is generally for masses, Spirituality is an extremely personal concept. If you considered yourself to be spiritual, then you are spiritual in s very unique way. It is unparallel. Spirituality is very important in every one’s life. The idea behind the vital role of spirituality is the evolutionary psychology.

Man has been evolving since so many years. However the pace of the evolution of human being is very slow. Evolution is the child of nature and time. So when animals confronted the problems, nature acted as a aided force and led them to evolve both mentally and physically. So the adaptation process began. However when we analyze human beings we are certainly limited to our physical evolution. We never evolved ourselves to suit the nature. In layman notion we stopped being natural and started creating artificiality to suit the environment. This artificiality was evolved as we are urgent seeker of comfort. So our physical and mental evolution was gradually decreased.

Spirituality means to return to that natural state of self where we are just a human being without any shades of artificiality within us. The moment we start thinking and staying natural and became aware of the mental state owned by us, we start becoming spiritual. Then certainly the mental evolution will start and that will result in an enhanced state of perception and the better and clear understanding of reality.

Spirituality essentially leads an individual to percieve the reality and it is thereby maintaining an individual in an eternal state of mental well-begingness. Spirituality doesn’t make an individual better or a worse person. It just helps an individual to be you… the natural you.. that is what spirituality is all about.

When we are aware of being spiritual is how good and important in life. In the pathway of life most of the factors guide and inspires us to be a perfect blend of natural core traits and none of the artificial traits can touch you. Books are the best guide to help an individual to spark the role of spirituality and meditation in an individual’s life. So here are some books which will be helpful to you in self-searching behavior. Some of these books lean toward religion while others are more pantheistic. All of them will awaken your spirit and give you a new way to look at the world around you.

Best Books to Spark Spiritual Enlightenment

#Book Title-The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have
Author- Mark Nepo

This book is clearer view of insights from Mark Nepo. He was a philosopher and cancer survivor. The wisdom lessons are very powerful in this book and all the lessons will provoke your thoughts and will guide the path towards the spirituality. The Book of Awakening is the result of his journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. The book describes so many traditions and voices and the words and phrases used by the author offer insight on pain, wonder and love. Each entry is accompanied by several mental exercises that will surprise the readers and will be quite helpful in mind waking ability.

Book Title-The Road Less Traveled: Timeless Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

Author- M. Scott Peck, M.D

The book is total contribution to the psychotherapeutic approach of life. Author is a psychiatrist and bestselling author.This book has created profound impact on the readers. This book has huge demand in market. It is translated in 23 languages and 7 million copies are sold in U.S and Canada. The psychotherapeutic theories are very helpful and well depicted in this book. It is very descriptive book ensuring the clarity of thoughts regarding spirituality.

Book Title-The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams

Author-Deepak Chopra

This is a book which every audience will cherish through their life time. This book contains all the reading material which an individual need to make his dream come true. This book clearly encounter the thoughts of an individual an shatter the myth that success only comes with hard work, implementation of good plans. The author offers alternative perspective of success approaches. Deepak Chopra is the bestselling author of numerous books and audio programs that cover every aspect of mind, body, and spirit. This book is a perfect blend of physics, philosophy the practical and the spiritual, with dynamic results.

Book Title-Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Author- Thich Nhat Hanh

This book clearly depicts how to make positive use every situation that usually pressure and antagonize us. This book reviews the different perspective of the perception towards things appearing in our surrounding. Like a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "mindfulness". This book is very beautifully written. This book contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader.

Book Title-The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living

Author-Dalai Lama

This book is an updated version of the original classic book on happiness. Through this book the authors shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. The core essence of this book is based on on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.

The next component of spirituality is meditation. The meditation enhances the spiritual awakening in an individual. Meditation is the tool to peep into the inner self of an individual. In addition to nutritious diet, exercise, sleep-meditation is important to achieve optimum health. So here are the list of few books related to spirituality and meditation that can be helpful to readers who are wandering for inner peace.

Book Name-Real Happiness-The Power of Meditation

Author-Sharon Salzberg

This book delivers a 28 days programs that covers almost all the basic elements of meditation. The book, written by leading meditation teacher and spiritual author Sharon Salzberg, features 12 meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. This book clearly depicts the benefits and science behind the meditation. Some practical advices are also given in the book by the author that eliminates frustration among the beginners, who are having first experience of meditation.

Book Name-Best Transcendental Meditation: Strength in Stillness

Author-Bob Roth

This book has taught the readers how to cope up with transcendental meditation. This book is an instructional manual which clearly depicts the benefits of meditation. This book gives personal instruction to learn how to properly perform transcendental meditation. However, the book does do a good job of explaining why someone should start the practice.

Book Name-Meditation for Beginners

Author-Yesenia Chavan

This book is very helpful for those who are suffering from anxiety, depression. It has made the components of meditation easily readable to audiences. The book also teaches readers about multiple forms, from guided to prayer meditation. Most importantly, readers put down the book with a clear understanding of how to prepare for and practice meditation daily.This book is a guide to help an individual how to overcome the obstacles that one can encounter when learning how to meditate.

Book Title- Meditation from the Mat

Author-Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison

This book is written by acclaimed yoga teacher Rolf Gates. This book explores the different aspects of mindfulness and provides reflections related to daily yoga practice. The book contains 365 short practices, allowing the reader to practice mindfulness every day of the year. This book is interesting and very informative. It is a guide for morning yoga doers.

So these books are listed which can be read with full concentration and surely after reading these books you will feel positive changes in your life and will become aware of the inner strength you possesses and the positive energies around you too.