Many Lives, Many Masters
Dr. Brian Weiss
There is absolutely no exaggeration when I say 'Brain Weiss and this book is the reason I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist today'. He is the one who introduced me to the world of Hypnotherapy and his ideas and lessons made a huge impact on my very young and impressionable mind.
All the doubts were erased before they were raised. The simplicity of his narrative and the honesty in his learnings created pure magic for me.
I would recommend this book to everyone who is even slightly curious about Hypnotherapy and Past Lives. This book documents Dr. Weiss' journey of discovering the magic and power of Hypnotherapy through his experiences with his client Catherine. Being a man of science, he describes his skepticism transformed into awe when he received messages from the masters through Catherine.
Using the divine knowledge, he became a pioneer in the scientific research and development of Hypnotherapy to be used in the clinical setting.
How To Get From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be
This book breaks all the cliches associated with 'Success Principles'. Jack Canfield sits in conversation with the reader and asks questions which lead to the unveiling of the goals, potentials as well as the blocks on the road to success.
Without being too preachy this book brings every reader on the path of focus. It is my go-to book when I feel 'stuck' or 'burnt out' because it's guaranteed to re fuel me with new enthusiasm.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
I love everything about this book. From the style of writing, to his idea, to his honesty, everything! The core idea of picking your battles has never made more sense. This is a book that everybody should read at least once.
Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson is once again absolutely on point in his second book when he says 'Hope is Fucked'. Being entrapped with the ideas of 'false positivity', the illusion of hope doesn't let us realize the problems of today which need fixing right now.
With every chapter, he builds this idea bit by bit and leaves you hungry for more. It is exactly the book the world needs right now more than ever before.
The beginning of everything! This book opens a whole new world of possibilities by describing the magic and power of our sub-conscious mind. It was one of the first books I read on the subject and I haven't come across any other that comes close to it. It explains the concept and its application with insightful details and also provides exercises to show the practical use.
This book is an essential foundation in understanding and applying the Law of Attraction in our lives.
Man's Search For Meaning
Truly a timeless classic in the field of existential psychology, this book revives hope in the darkest of times.
It is a narration by Viktor Frankl about his own experiences in a Nazi concentration camp. Being a neurologist and psychiatrist, his keen sense of understanding humans allowed him to help his fellow people to sustain hope.
Though his experiences are of one of the darkest times in human history, his philosophies can be applied in our everyday life as well. It makes you think about your priorities in life, what it means to be a good human being and what it means to have hope.
This book is a must read for anyone searching for the meaning in life!
The Honeymoon Effect
Dr. Bruce Lipton
One of the best phases in a relationship are the beginnings. The excitement, the curiosity, the fun! But eventually, it all fizzles out as the monotony of life sets in. If any couple is given a choice they would be ready and willing to experience that phase again. Then why do we let it go? Why does the boredom set in? When do the disputes rise?
Dr. Bruce Lipton gives a very thorough understanding of this phenomenon. The core ideas of Parichay resonate very strongly with it. Dr. Lipton uses the scientific evidence of the laws of the universe and explains its application in a relationship. A crystal clear understanding leaves no room for doubts and skepticism to creep in.
The best part about this book is that he also explains (again with scientific facts) how one can get out of that pattern and sustain the Honeymoon Effect throughout their life. It is not a book of quick hacks, easy fixes or any relationship mantra. It dives deep into the core of an individual and changes the fundamental conditioning to unlock the potential.
Thinking Fast and Slow
"You know far less about yourself than you feel you do."
This book puts forth the points which makes us realize that we have been holding on to very rigid and small lens. It helps to expand our thinking in the truest sense, understand the workings of our brain and people around us.
Daniel Kahneman is a hardcore researcher, whose language in the book does justice to the subject without making it too dry. The real life applications of his research are explained in a simple way. It takes hardcore psychology and research experiments and applies it to our day-to-day life.
You Can Heal Your Life
You may have heard a lot about the mind body relationship. This connection is now also being accepted in the medical field. This book by Louise Hay gives a powerful understanding in a very simple language. It is being used by therapists all over the world to understand the emotional causes behind the physical ailments faced by their clients. It is a good read for anybody looking to explore the mind-body relationship.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat
This book is a collection of cases, each as intriguing as the name of the book. Oliver Sacks narrates some cases from his practice as a neurologist where he had the privilege to gain a different understanding of a human brain.
He manages to move behind the label of 'crazy' and see the patients as individual human beings. This enabled him to appreciate the intricate and mysterious workings of the human brain.
Veronika Decides to Die
What does it mean to be mad? What is this world that we are living in? Who is mad? Is anyone really sane? Isn't it madness to do the same thing over and over again? Isn't it the core of human nature to chase pleasure? Then how did we get the idea of madness so wrong? The person living his days in a routine is considered efficient and responsible. But another who chooses to do something that makes him happy is perceived to be mad!
We are living in a society where you need to be mad to feel liberated and to be yourself.
The 5AM Club
A step by step and practical guide to help individuals realize their potential. The secret is in creating the one hour of the start of your day as the power booster of your life.
We have all heard of the benefits of waking up early in the morning but what we do after waking up is what sets the tone for you. Waking up at 5 and scrolling through your phone for 30 minutes does no good. In this book, Robin Sharma has chalked out ways in which one can utilize the first hour of the day to its optimal potential. The rationale behind all the recommended steps is what makes it even stronger.
I, personally am not a big fan of his style of writing but the wisdom found in his book is priceless. Even if you can't implement all his strategies end to end you will be able to pick a point or two that will stick with you and that's a good start.
The thing I loved the most in this book is the emphasis on ethics and being a good person even with all the success of life. That, the says, is the key to real success in life. No matter your job title or the turnover of your business, if your team hates you, you've lost the game.