Originally posted at Vitality Health Hub.
For this blog post you have got two in one. They are both replies to other Blogs that I frequent. The first being a Blog by prosperity guru Randy Gage and the second by the author of Conversations With God Neale Donald Walsch. I love both of these posts (‘Books that have molded my life‘) and (‘Life’s four most important questions‘), firstly because I LOVE to read and secondly because over the past few years my [quote-un-quote] spiritual life has grown tremendously and the message that Neale Donald Walsch sends truly resonates with me.
Picking 10 books that shaped my life was particularly difficult. Below is the list, and a little about why on each. If you are interested in purchasing any of these books then you can go to my Resources and Products section to find them.
In no particular order:
#1 How To Eat, Move and Be Healthy by Paul Chek. This book should be known as the Bible of health and fitness. It made up the vast majority of my training in this field. If each and every person in the world followed the advice in this book, the results would be positively amazing!
# 2 Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. As you can see I am a nutrition/health nut, but this book was so well put together for book written in the 1930’s that it must be read. The evidence of Weston A. Price’s findings on the health impacts of Western diets is plain and simple for all to see. Every doctor in the world should teach using it!
# 3 The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann. The statistics and damning evidence of the impact that the modern is having on the world is shocking. In this book, Thom Hartmann explains what we are doing to cause climate change, but also shows what we should do about it. He explains that it’s not renewable energy sources but a change in consciousness that is necessary. I couldn’t agree more.
# 4 The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss. This book really changed the way I looked at work and designing by lifestyle around life, not around work. Some of the concepts in this book are wacky and definitely up my street! This book is such an easy read and extremely motivational when you look at the life Tim Ferriss has led himself.
# 5 Love, Freedom and Aloneness by Osho. Osho, the "spiritually incorrect mystic" talks in this book about how to enjoy life in the present moment whether alone or with others. Appreciating each moment for what it brings is the key. I’m still working on it, but a lot closer than I once was !
# 6 How Would Love Respond by Kurek Ashley. This book explains a lot of the difficult concepts of new age spirituality very well that I really understood everything written.
# 7 Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. I was given this book as a recommendation, was totally unsure of what I was going to get, but loved every minute I couldn’t put it down. I suggest you read it without reading about it first just like I did. I certainly enjoyed it!
# 8 Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. This classic self help book on wealth was one of the first of its kind that I read and totally challenged all of my beliefs, and then converted me to its way of thinking. The main teaching point for me: Defining the difference between an asset and a liability. Crucial!
# 9 The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff. This explanation of the classis Tao Te Ching through the metaphorical characters Winnie The Pooh and Piglet is a must read. It is fun, informative, and really brings you back to your childhood. Something we all need.
# 10 The Complete Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch. This version was released containing all three of the CWG books in one collection. This was one of the first books I read since I left school and started really learning and educating myself! If only I was taught this information in school – If only we all were!!!
So, there you have it. The top 10 books that have molded my life. This is by no means the extensive list, but it is definitely somewhere to start if you wanted to get into my head at least!
Now, to get even further into my head. Life’s four most important questions:
1. Who am I? I am ME.
2. Where am I? I am HERE.
3. Why am I where I am? Why not?
4. What am I doing here? I am doing This.
Does this seem a little confusing to you? Answer these questions yourself, and please post them, I would love to hear your take on them!