Living a peaceful life full of happiness is important. There is no point to accumulate a ton of wealth, but having no health to enjoy it. In this new era, most people are so focused on chasing success and wealth, but they forgot to build their inner peace and are not living a happy life.
In fact, you need to feel peaceful and happy before you can get ahead to achieve more. So don’t get it wrong. Here are 5 must read books on peace and happiness.
1. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book is the #1 New York bestseller. The author, Elizabeth Gilbert is a famous author and in this book, she shares her wisdom and profound perspective on life and creativity. She offers deep insight into the mysterious nature of inspiration.
You will discover how to tackle what you love most and also how to face what you fear most in life. Besides, she talks about attitudes, habits, and approaches anyone need to live the out creative life.
2. The Zen Commandments by Dean Sluyter
The Zen Commandments offers ten powerful insights to living and doing the right thing in life. This book is based on Zen stories, Bible, to jazz, from American movies to Tibetan meditative secrets.
Dean shows that the state of boundless happiness and freedom is not something difficult to achieve, but something right here and now, no matter what you are doing right now, you can achieve that state. He will show you some surprising enlightenment wisdom on a deeper level. Read this book to find peace and happiness.
3. Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-Shahar
Happiness is a choice, so can you learn to be happy? The author, Tal Ben-Shahar will share with you his revolutionary positive techniques that anyone can utilize to be happy at any given moment.
Shahar combines scientific studies, spiritual enlightenment, self-help advice and scholarly research in a set of principles that anyone can apply. And all his findings and wisdom are contained in this remarkable book.
4. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
This is a remarkable book from Richard Bach, the international best-selling author. This book is a story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules. The story is based on a seagull learning about life and flight.
It is the story about a seagull who is bored with daily life, who seized his passion for flight where he pushes himself, learning whatever he can about flying and finally becomes an outcast, but he continues to learn and leads a peaceful and happy life.
5. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
This book is about the story of the author, Cheryl Strayed venturing into a journey and hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington.
Cheryl thought she had lost everything at the age of twenty-two where her mother left her and her family scattered. She decided to go on an adventure with the blind will and without experience. The book is full of surprises and suspense, Cheryl shares her experience and insights about a young woman forging ahead against all odds.