Top Picks - Books For Mindfulness

Here are some top picks for books about mindfulness. These classic books in mindfulness inspire many readers worldwide to live more mindfully.   

1. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

 

Eckhart Tolle's book, The power of now inspire us to live the moment, now. Many readers of the book hooked into mindful living and the concept after reading this book and become fan of his work. This is a great book to read for anyone who would like to practice mindful living and live the moment. 

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” 

 

2. The Miracle of Mindfulness : An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Meditation Master Thich Nhat Hanh wrote many good books related to mindfulness and meditation practice. Reading his books are like a meditative journey for readers. 

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” 

3. Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go There You Are explains how to cultivate mindfulness in one's own life. It may not be the easiest book to read for beginners but for deeper mindful practices, this book is must-read.

“Perhaps the most "spiritual" thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.” 

4. The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

 

Even though you might not be a Buddhist, there are many things we can learn and apply to our life. In this book, Jack Kornfield explains mindfulness through Buddhist insights and practices that go beyond the trap of self-improvement and find unconditional fulfillment and happiness.

“the world is full of pain, uncertainty, and injustice. But in this vulnerable human life, every loss is an opportunity either to shut out the world or to stand up with dignity and let the heart respond.” 

5. Loving Kindness : The revolutionary art of happiness

 

Love is powerful. Sharon Salzberg in this book shows how a loving practice can help us create true happiness in ourselves and compassion for others. 

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”