I've already posted this on Facebook but if you aren't a FB kind of person...this is an interesting blog post on Raptitude.com You may have other books you would add to this list or books you would delete from this list. For me the interest is less on the individual books and more the article itself. Do we just keep reading hoping for a miracle? Or do we at last take action. Or...do you not need another self-help book?
You do not need another self help book
Just get up from your desk and open the window
Keep silent, until you hear three sounds you've never heard before.
Run your tongue around your mouth.
Smell the air.
I tell you what, put down THIS book
And do this one thing now.
Let your hands drift out and touch, then drift again.
Run your fingers over rough wood.
Then let them fall against your own soft skin.
I met a woman once who told me to touch her jumper.
"Expensive", she said.
It bobbled under my hand. So she told me I wasn't feeling it right
and for too long, I believed her, because she said "quality spoke".
I can see how beautiful the world is, with it's only wish that I belong.
And how my touch, my smell, hearing, sight...so different from hers,
is the only one that matters
- Sarah Salway
Yoga teacher and perpetual student of life in this body, this mind, this moment.