“Books help you see what is already within yourself. That’s what enlightenment is all about.” –Robin Sharma
Recently, we've been asked about where we get our inspiration and knowledge from. The answer is that we write about our reflections on experiences. Our reflections are guided by a number of sources and past reflections, including our interpretation of lessons learned from established authors in the field of personal development.
The following is a list of amazing books that we feel gave us a strong foundation to create Relationship Zen.
Imagine you are on a long journey by yourself. Along the way, you meet mentors and you learn from them one by one. That’s how we see these books -– they each have something meaningful and pivotal to share with us along our path.
Like wise mentors, they will only present their gifts to us if we study them seriously, and if we are prepared to challenge our existing assumptions.
10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, Dr. Wayne Dyer: This book is definitely a great place to start the journey because it's a light and joyful read that serves as an excellent introduction to personal development. You don't need to share his religious views to benefit from this book.
The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle: This book takes you on a spiritual journey towards enlightenment and teaches you how to access the power of now, of presence. You feel different after reading each chapter. This book is a must read.
The Mastery of Love, Don Miguel Ruiz: This book was life-changing for us. It brings to light the commonly held fallacies and misplaced expectations about love that permeate most relationships. Hands down, this is what gave us the ability to create a stronger and healthier relationship with one another.
The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz: This taught us four important principles for everyday personal growth. Some of the agreements seem like common knowledge, however, Ruiz taught us how to put everything into practice: basic principles, but huge changes.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Robin Sharma: We think Sharma is a phenomenal author who provides practical and life-changing tips to achieve balance through a persuasive style and an engaging story about self-mastery. We really liked this book and suggest that everyone take the time to read.
What books would you recommend others read on their journey to self-mastery and healthier relationships? Come discuss them on our Facebook group!