Lets talk about powerful books that impacted and altered my stream of consciousness in the hope that they help you in some way on your journey of evolving to your highest self.
These books have been wonderful companions on the long road of my existential crisis. They introduced me to new ways of life and new school of thoughts. They made me think, gasp, cry and wonder. Here we go -
Into the Wild by John Krakauer - An ultimate quest for a life rich in meaning and purpose.
Night by Elie Wiesel - A heartbreaking memoir of a holocaust survivor and a chilling proof of humanity's insanity and cruelty. Beautifully written and a tiny book of mere 100 pages.
Iconoclast:A neuroscientist reveals how to think differently by Gregory Burns - A ground-breaking book and a fascinating chronicle on how to alter the chemistry of your brain. If you are struggling with your brain and thinking, this will help shed light on how the brain works and how to tackle it to achieve goals.
The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene - An elegant prose discussing the deepest mysteries of our universe and bringing to life the leading scientific theories of the day. Any and every book by Brain Greene is full of aha moments.
Cosmos by Carl Sagan - A way to look at the cosmos in a profound, scientific and poetic way. Read any and every of his book. It will change the way you see physics and our cosmos.
The power of your subconscious mind by Dr Joseph Murray - A book about understanding the true potential of your conscious and subconscious mind and harnessing their true power.
Confessions of an Alien hunter: A Scientists's search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Seth Shostak - An entertaining and light read about S.E.T.I's progress, initiatives, methods and research on extraterrestrial intelligence.
Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther - A heartbreaking tale by a father about his son's heroic fight against brain tumor. (A detailed book review sits under the May Archives.)
The White Spider by Heinrich Harrer - The notorious Eiger mountain and the price men pay to summit it.
The Goldilock's enigma by Paul Davies - A physicist investigates - why does our universe support life?
The Catcher in The Rye by JD Salinger - A lone voice of dissent and unique perspectives by a troubled teenager.
Madness by Marya Hornbacher - A haunting and powerful tale of a woman's journey through the labyrinth of mental illness.
Reading is a way to know yourself and to grow yourself. I am not saying its the only way but its worth a try. Reading can help you understand what calls out to you in your life. Does reading on mental illness stimulate your brain like nothing ever has? In that case, maybe, you want to become a psychologist. Does reading about the possibilities of extra terrestrial life excite you? Consider becoming a scientist. The options are endless.
The amount of knowledge and creativity put in books is astounding. Why wouldn't we want to know that the neural networks in our brains dynamically reconfigure over the course of our lives enabling us to change our thinking and behavior, how mental illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia affect the psyche of a person, where stars come from, how will it all end, why are we here? These are things best found in books.
Which books have changed the course of your life?