Have You Read Any Good Books Lately?
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;
they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,
and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles William Eliot
My daughter knows me well. For two years now on my Birthday I have received and early-morning email delivering her present; a gift certificate from Amazon.com!
When I buy books, I always choose non-fiction, of the soul-nurturing variety. (The library provides for my fiction needs.) But this year I spied a book I’d purchased with her gift certificate last year that I still hadn’t read. I recognized that while my intention for nurturing my soul is noble when I order books I too often reach for fiction when I sit down to read. What is the point in buying books if they remain unread?
I was decided to find a way to honor to my intentions to read the “good” books and I found one. I would place the books on my nightstand with my journal. At night when I reached for my journal I would find the book sitting on top of it and read at least one paragraph before going to sleep.
I’ve been reading a soul-nurturing book every night since I adopted this practice and the book I’m reading now is changing my life.
It’s called The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. I am so impressed with this book but I don’t want to spoil it for you. It requires a full, wonderful read. I can tell you that I’m learning how to quiet the noise in my head and access a quiet, peaceful place inside myself. And that’s just from chapter one. I highly recommend his book.
What good books have you read lately?
photo: My Pinterest Book Board