I actually haven’t read most of these, so thanks for the suggestion. I will add them to my ever-growing list of things to read.
These aren’t related to travel, but they are definitely related to self-exploration and self-growth. They’ve helped me a whole lot!
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron: This book is absolutely amazing for anyone who feels their creativity is being blocked. I started reading it a few weeks ago and have been journaling every morning and blogging every day and I feel absolutely amazing. It is a great read for anyone — writers, artists, actors, businessmen, ANYONE. She offers a 12-week program to higher creativity within the book.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: The greatest thing about this book is that it is such a short, easy read yet it completely changed my outlook on life. He discusses how people get pulled into the “dream of the world” (aka societal rules) without even realizing it. He offers four “agreements” you should make with yourself to live the best, happiest life possible, and brings up the idea of letting go of old thoughts, or “agreements.” It is so simple, yet so powerful.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: This book is all about getting you living in the present moment. It is truly exciting. He makes you realize the past and the present are both illusions and that the only moment you truly have is RIGHT. NOW.
Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz: I only read about half of this book, but it is powerful as well. It is all about the power of your mind and how visualization can help you dominate. One study showed that people who visualized shooting a basketball into the hoop every day for 20 minutes did just as well as the group who actually practiced shooting the ball. The group that didn’t do anything did a whole lot worse. Pretty awesome, right?