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There’s nothing like a good old’ I’m fed up with my life crisis to throw us into a tail spin. Sometimes it’s a bad break up and other times it’s the ultimate sadness that comes with the loss of a loved one. Either way, it throws us on the soul searching path. This is where books about soul searching have their place.
I reflect a lot of what I’ve read through the years and found that usually when something big like the above happen in our lives, it questions our certainty. It reminds us that nothing is certain. It’s a feeling of having a carpet pulled from right underneath you. Before you know it, everything you were standing on changes.
In times like these we have a choice. We can choose to live in fear or we can find the lessons and love from these experiences no matter how hard they hard. Ultimately we learn how to soul search our way through our difficulties. Books for soul searching can be a great way to guide us through difficult times or life in general. They have been my saviour during my brothers cancer.
So today, why not steal some of the best recommended books from the queen of how to soul search herself – Oprah!
3 Books For Soul Searching (Recommended by Oprah!)
Every time I think of The Seat of The Soul, I think of when Harry Potter found this wand. Yes… really… ?
It came up on Oprahs’ list of recommended soul searching books. Out of all the books I’ve ever read, this one has to be one of the most profound.
I feel like Seat Of The Soul covers a lot of the spiritual questions and answers that we seek. It literally gives me tingles every time I read it because it’s like a good meal for your seal!
When you read it, if you’re open to accepting it, it all starts to make sense. Out of all the soul searching self help books, this is the one I’d recommend to start with.
I’ve attached a video of his interview with Oprah below.
Another good that is hard to find on the list of books for soul searching is the Untethered Soul. The author Michael A. Singer is an interesting character.
He’s the mix of spirituality meets money which, like Oprah, is not something we come across very often.
He has written a bestseller for soul searching self help books. Founded a spiritual place/foundation called the Temple of The Universe AND he’s also CEO of a billion-dollar company that he founded.
I always like the guys that challenge our existing biases. And the big money vs spiritual concept is shattered by Michael.
This is definitely a must read on how to soul search.
I’ve added below a conversation with Oprah and Michael on change. Given that when we’re trying to figure out how to soul search, it’s usually because we’ve faced a big change in our lives I thought this was a great conversation to start with!
Last but not least on the list of books for soul searching is A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Eckhart is a popular guest and author of Oprahs.
His book The Power Of Now is listed as number 1 on Oprahs list of soul searching books. But to stay completely honest, I found The New Earth a much easier read when to start with than The Power Of Now. I’m actually yet to go back to it. I wasn’t ready for the lessons yet!
This is Oprahs’ description of A New Earth:
Eckhart Tolle believes that we as a people are ready to undergo a profound transformation—to transcend ego in favor of a higher form of consciousness. His work draws on ancient wisdom and his own personal insights to create an entirely new way of experiencing the world and our future. It’s a humanist manifesto that’s become a touchstone for me. 1
For me personally, it was a great stepping stone book to other books for soul searching. Oprah has also done podcast series that goes with the entire book (there’s a YouTube video of the first episode below). You can read each chapter then listen to the podcast on it afterwards. It’s a great way to read the book and get a better understanding of it along the way.
- http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/oprahs-favorite-soulful-books-spiritual-books/all#ixzz5KhkphbVs ↩