I wonder how much more people could achieve, and how much quicker things would come into fruition if we didn’t have self-doubt. What would you be doing if you had no doubt you could get there, and achieve it? The 5 books in this post are going to help instil undoubting belief in yourself and give you the confidence to pursue any goal. However big it may be.
The Law of Attraction.
Once you have an understanding of this, you’re half way there. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is the perfect place to start. This is always the first book I recommend to people who are starting to explore spirituality or higher consciousness because it is quick and simple. It emphasises the importance of your mental attitude and how that sets up what you are putting out into the universe and more importantly what you are receiving. The law of Attraction is based on our frequencies as spiritual entities and how we vibrate on different levels. When we send out these vibrations into the universe we receive it back ten fold.
If you are sending out negativity, self-doubt and low confidence that is by default what you will receive back. How can we do great things if we don’t even believe we can? The same example goes for love, no one will love you if you don’t love yourself. The day you start to put out into the universe positivity, gratitude and undoubting belief the more you will attract those things to you.
Chance Encounters do not happen.
Every coincidence or encounter we have is not by chance. My next book, The Celestine Prophecy By James Redfield breaks this down and explains how every encounter we experience has a lesson to be taken from it. Every random conversation we have with a stranger is because there is some information to be gained or a message to portray. This book sets to deliver teachings to you in the form of a novel, touching upon a manuscript that holds ancient wisdom of humanities purpose.
As opposed to other self-help books, this has a story and characters you follow, so if you struggle with self-help reads in a formal sense this could be a better option for you.
This next book it still sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read, (I have a bad habit of buying books faster than I can read them). However the hugely popular book, The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck discusses Love and spiritual growth. It touches upon how confronting and facing difficulties can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding. It also sets out to discuss the nature of love and the religion. I can’t say how informative or accurate the views in this book are as I am yet to read it; however when I do I will share my views. If anyone has read already it be sure to leave your opinion – good or bad.
Becoming Fully Present.
I previously mentioned this next book in my Flight or Fight post, Peace of Mind by Thich Nhat Hanh, helps to remind us to bring our mind and body back as one. Using Buddhist teachings Hanh implements meditative teachings and affirmations that we can use in our daily lives; to alleviate stress and heighten our mind and body awareness. This book was one of the main tools I used to deal with my anxiety of flying. However the teachings can be used in any context and for a number of stressful situations. It will help to improve your mindfulness and aims to cultivate daily joy.
The Key To living In Balance.
The last book on my list and probably the hardest read is Osho’s Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance. This book takes more of a formal approach, almost like a conversation. Osho delivers teachings and buddhist examples of how we can be fully present and unlearn the conditioning of our belief system. I read this a few years ago, but still use the messages to this day. Regardless if you are a believer of meditation or consciousness there are some great teachings to take away about awareness, awakening and brief moments of clarity.
Instead of just hoping, start to know. The same way you know you are reading a blog post right now on the internet. Have that same confidence in yourself. Then every hurdle or obstacle won’t make a difference; because you know, eventually, it will happen. Have faith that you can will your goals into reality.