Do you feel stuck in a rut? Sometimes all it takes to reenergize and inspire you is a shift in perspective. The best way to view the world from a different perspective is through books. These books will make you think differently and may even change your life.
‘The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment’
Eckhart Tolle, a spiritual guide who was born in Germany, published a brief book titled The Power of Now in 1997. Many people who want to “live a healthier and happier life by living in the present moment” have praised the self-help book in great detail. The idea is to let go, be present and mindful, and live in the moment, as the title suggests.
‘Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom’
Rick Hanson, an American psychologist, is well known for his books on “positive neuroplasticity,” which holds that you can “use your mind to change your brain.” Hanson focuses in Buddha’s Brain, which was published in 2009, on how spiritual teachers were able to alter their students’ brains in order to alter history. The book offers helpful advice and tools so that you can rewire your brain as well.
‘White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism’
In these racially charged times, readers should read White Fragility by American anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo, which was published in 2018. The book asks white readers to consider their privilege, emotions, and behaviours that may contribute to racial inequality—as well as possible solutions.
‘Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us’
The 2017 release of Trans Like Me by British author, academic, and LGBTQ activist CN Lester is a perceptive and intimate book that can aid readers in understanding the significant gender-identity issues of our time, including pronouns, gender-variant children, and a host of other topics.
‘I’m Afraid of Men’
2018 saw the release of Canadian author Vivek Shraya’s book I’m Afraid of Men. The intensely personal book is a brief, unvarnished account of the violence and cruelty trans people experience in our society and it exhorts us all to embrace what makes us unique.
‘White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide’
In her 2016 book White Rage, African American historian, educator, and author Carol Anderson approaches the topic of race in America from a historical perspective. Everyone should read this timely book during these tumultuous times as it provides an important perspective on how the mainstream media has described the recent Black Lives Matter protests as “Black rage.”
‘Get Rich Carefully’
It’s wise to take care of your financial wellbeing. Jim Cramer, a well-known American investor, is a great source for people looking to spend their hard-earned money sensibly. Get Rich Carefully is a simple-to-read “guide to high-yield, low-risk investing.” It was published in 2013. There are many other investing books written by Cramer that are also very good.