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Nurturing the Soul: 8 Must-Read Books for Your Conscious Journey

Written by Maartje Buitelaar

Nurturing the Soul: 8 Must-Read Books for Your Conscious Journey

Have you ever found yourself lost in the embrace of a book, feeling as though you’ve transcended the constraints of time and space? In a world filled with distractions and a constant rush, it is essential to take a break sometime and truly nourish ourselves with things that are good for our body, mind, and soul. And guess what? We have got the answer for that: conscious books!

We are happy to present to you a list of our favorite books. These eight books are not just stories; they are gateways to a deeper understanding of both yourself and the world around you. So go ahead, dive in, and let these books be your compass on this incredible journey. Happy reading! 

alchemist
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” is a timeless story that invites us to listen to the whispers of our hearts and follow the signs that guide us. Through Santiago’s journey, we are reminded that our destinies are woven into the design of the universe. The book acts as a guideway to following your intuition and sparking the possibility of transformative change.The book is very easy to read, which makes this tale accessible to readers of all backgrounds.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Difficulty: 📕
a new earth
“A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle is a transformative book that delves into our thoughts and emotions, offering insights into the ways our egos can create challenges in our lives. Through his guidance, we gain a fresh perspective that enables us to overcome these limitations. By adopting his teachings, we can feel empowered to embrace a more conscious and awakened existence, allowing to experience greater well-being in the present moment.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Difficulty: 📕📕📕📕

psycho cybernetics
“Psycho-Cybernetics” by Maxwell Maltz
In “Psycho-Cybernetics,” Maltz dives into the fascinating world of how our thoughts shape our self-image and impact our lives. He shows us that just like a pilot adjusts a plane’s course, we can adjust our thoughts to create positive changes. With his wisdom, we learn how to use the incredible power of our minds to transform our beliefs, boost our confidence, and look at life through a more optimistic lens. This book leads us to personal growth and a brighter outlook on the journey of life.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Difficulty: 📕📕📕

you can heal your life
“You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay
This book guides you through the world of mind and body connection. Louise Hay’s words bridge the gap between what we think and how we feel, showing us that our thoughts influence our well-being. It is like discovering the secret recipe for feeling better—by sprinkling self-love into our daily lives. Through her guidance, we learn positive affirmations act as little boosts of growth, sparking transformation that can change our lives. This book is like having a wise mentor by your side, supporting your path to self-discovery, healing, and creating positive change.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Difficulty: 📕

seat of the soul
“The Seat of the Soul” by Gary Zukav
Think of “The Seat of the Soul” as your compass for understanding what happens in your life. Gary Zukav takes us on a journey through ideas like intentions (what we mean to do), intuition (our inner guide), and the purpose of the soul (what gives us meaning). This book helps us find our true power, not by looking outside, but by tapping into the wisdom inside of us. Gary Zukav’s teachings inspire us to live in harmony with our soul, as creators of our own reality.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Difficulty: 📕📕

the power of now
“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
“The Power of Now” leads you to the present moment—the only time that truly matters. With Eckhart Tolle’s wisdom, you’ll learn to release regrets about the past and worries about the future. This book teaches you the art of mindfulness, finding peace in silence, and tapping into your own potential. It helps you become an expert at living fully in the present, right here and right now.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Difficulty: 📕📕📕

ikigai
“Ikigai – Discover The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” by Hector Garcia
In the pursuit of a fulfilled life, “Ikigai” offers insights into the Japanese art of purpose, happiness, and longevity. This transformative book guides readers through the journey of aligning passions with strengths, leading to a life filled with meaning and joy. Rooted in Japanese tradition, the concept of “ikigai” reveals the secrets behind the remarkable longevity of Okinawa’s inhabitants. This small Japanese island has a community of healthy and active inhabitants, inspiring us to embrace a lifestyle that nurtures both body and soul. The authors traveled to Okinawa to unravel the secrets behind this remarkable way of life. Through their explorations, they discovered the role of diet, physical activity, work ethic, and social connections in the pursuit of vitality and well-being. “Ikigai” becomes a compass, pointing towards a life of fulfillment. By integrating the wisdom of Okinawa into our lives, we can unlock our true potential for lasting happiness and purpose.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Difficulty: 📕

the power of vital force
“The Power of Vital Force” by Rajshree Patel
What if 2% of your day could optimize the other 98% of your day? Why do some people thrive while others just get by? What’s their secret to peak performance and maximum happiness? The Power of Vital Force is a practical pathway to the unlimited source of energy and intelligence that exists beyond the thinking and reasoning mind. Step into a transformative journey with “Vital Force,” where ancient wisdom intertwines with modern psychology and self-help principles, offering a new perspective on happiness and success. Dive into the pages of “Vital Force” to explore the core essence of prana, referred to as ‘life energy,’ through the lens of the ancient Indian spiritual tradition. As the ancient sages described it, this fundamental force is what drives our physical, creative, mental, emotional and sexual energy.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Difficulty: 📕📕

As we wrap up the list of our favorite books, we hope they have sparked a little inspiration in your heart. And remember, these books aren’t just words on pages – they carry the potential to awaken new perspectives about yourself and the world around you.

At Conscious Travel Club, we firmly believe that self-discovery isn’t only about reading books; it is a lifestyle we embrace. It’s about living consciously. Keep in mind that every step you take – whether through reading, discovering new places or meeting new people – adds to your growth and transformation. If you are curious about taking more steps in your journey, stepping out of the rush of life, consider joining us on our conscious travel journeys. Next up: a 5 or 10-day adventure in Bali. Your story is waiting to unfold, and we’re here to support you in making it even more enriching. We are hoping to see you soon, perhaps with one of these beautiful books in your suitcase. 

With love,
Maartje 

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