Our world is filled with so much going on at once, and it can be difficult to find moments of presence in a fast-paced environment. After you schedule your appointment with thrivemdclinic.com, take a look at some of these book recommendations if you’re interested in becoming more present in everyday life. 

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The Power of Now

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is one of the greatest books to read if you’re new to the idea of spirituality and mindfulness. Tolle uses a question-and-answer style of writing in his book which makes it easy for the reader to comprehend and understand the material. He includes methods that you can easily apply to your own life to practice mindfulness on a regular basis. If you’ve ever wondered what the power of now does for your life, this is the book for you.

The Inner Work

Matthew Micheletti and Ashley Cottrell are on a mission to help others live a life that is more meaningful and peaceful. They authored The Inner Work to help guide you through your journey to spiritual enlightenment. The first half of the book explains the human predicament of being so absorbed by our thoughts and the impact that’s had on us. The last few chapters of The Inner Work give you affirmations to help with whatever it is you’re struggling with like denial, fear, and grief.

The Untethered Soul

If you’re looking for a book that gets to the root of suffering and the way out, The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer is the one for you. This book can apply to beginners on their spiritual journey, but it is somewhat hard to grasp if you have little to no insight into practicing mindfulness and presence. The Untethered Soul takes you on a journey through practicing acceptance and awareness of life as it comes in. As its title suggests, it helps to unbound you from the self-limiting beliefs you’ve carried with you throughout your life.

Wherever You Go, There You Are

In his affordable, yet powerful book, Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn shares his insight into practicing mindfulness in everyday life. He touches on almost every form of suffering – mental, spiritual, physical – and provides meaningful and easy-to-understand meditations to help relieve you of these burdens. This is a perfect choice for both beginners and experts in mindfulness meditation.

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

Thich Nhat Hanh takes us on a journey of transforming suffering into peace in his book, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching. This book is for everyone interested in establishing a more peaceful and compassionate life. You don’t have to be Buddhist to learn or gain value from Hanh’s masterpiece. He simply illustrates how Buddhist philosophy can help you live a life that’s more meaningful and joyful. It’s a must read if you want to learn how to conjure up feelings of love, joy, and peace that he says are always living within you.

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