17 of the best spiritual books to keep you mindful

With our list, embark on a journey of self-discovery and peace.

16 of the best spiritual books to keep you mindful

by Piper Huxley |
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When you’re looking for some direction, spiritualism is a good practice to make sure that you remain on your intended path. Finding tools to help us is a fantastic first step. With Spirit & Destiny, embark on a journey of self-discovery and peace with the best spiritual books available right now.

With books on spirituality, the range is diverse. Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. Whether Buddhist, Christian or Atheist, keeping in touch with your headspace and staying mindful is a universal practice. When you find wisdom, that’s where your healing can begin.

With the guidance of these popular titles, practising spirituality means that we can connect with whatever we need to connect with. We connect to the earth or something else bigger than ourselves. Sometimes, this involves finding meaning in your life – and reflecting on that.

Cultivating a positive state of mind and looking after your emotional health should result in some positive emotions like peace, awe, contentment, gratitude and acceptance. We love them.

We want to support you on your journey here at Spirit & Destiny. We’re aware of how beneficial practising meditation and yoga can be. They work for some people to find peace, but these hands-in approaches are not for everyone. Similarly, some of the following books may not be your cup of tea. And that’s OK.

Keep your eyes on a book that could inspire you and push you toward finding your inner peace and bliss. Does it call your name? Is there a line, a word that stands out – and moves you? If so, you’ve found your book.

Here are some of our favourite books on spiritualism for finding peace of mind.

The best spiritual books

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” - Paul Coelho

A novel that has affected the lives of millions, The Alchemist tells the story of a young shepherd from Andalusia who musters the courage to escape his humble life and follow his dreams. Throughout the novel, each obstacle faced by the young shepherd serves as an important lesson, with the underlying theme of overcoming fear and following your heart. Throughout, Coelho teaches us that failure is part of our journey, but the key to life is to never lose hope.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
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“Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.” - Eckhart Tolle

Written as a guide to daily life, The Power Of Now highlights the importance of being aware of the present moment. Eckhart Tolle urges us to stop worrying and shut down those negative thoughts and emotions that get in the way of our happiness. A worldwide success, this title will set you on the path of enlightenment and help you unlock your full potential.

“Whatever happens around you, don't take it personally. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.” - Don Miguel Ruiz

Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements encourages us to free ourselves from the self-limiting beliefs and agreements we make with the world, identifying them as the cause of needless harm and suffering. The author proposes four alternative beneficial agreements which readers can follow, take their destiny into their own hands, and lead a drastically happier life.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

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“This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been.” - Glennon Doyle

Do you feel like you would connect to a memoir? Well, this powerful book by Glennon Doyle tells the story of why following our inner voice and pushing away the expectations of the world is crucial for finding joy and peace. Sometimes, we need to emancipate ourselves from what other people think of us. Doyle pushes women to be brave, trust themselves and set boundaries in order to start living a life that is for themselves rather than a life aimed at pleasing those around them.

The Life-Changing Power of Intuition by Emma Lucy Knowles
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"You are your greatest superpower.” - Emma Lucy Knowles

Having worked with crystals and healing energy for fifteen years, Emma Lucy has written this book to guide you along your journey of self-care. Sometimes, we all feel as if we need a life coach, someone who has great advice and cheers us on. Well, Emma may be the thing you need. Whether you're battling with mental health concerns or want to achieve personal goals, Emma's unique approach to life will soon have you listening to that little voice in your head - your instincts.

Lunar Living by Kirsty Gallagher
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“Lunar Living provides an understanding of emotional impulses, allows a time to be and a time to do and gives you back control of your life”- Kirsty Gallagher

Sometimes you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed and emotional for no obvious reason. But have you ever thought that the answer may be with the moon? Lunar Living provides a helpful and insightful guide to understanding moon cycles. Moon energy can be a large factor in your mood and overall feeling. So, this book explores how you can realign yourself and make improvements to many aspects of your life, including sleep and relationships.

“The price for freedom may be high, but the price that we pay for being imprisoned and cut off from the very root of our being is even higher.” - Queen Afua

Using teachings rooted in ancient Egypt, Queen Afua takes us on a journey that centres on healing and transformation. She teaches us what it takes to understand the essence of womanhood, handing over sacred tools to rejuvenate spiritually and be in harmony with our world.

Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King

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“Self-love is the balance between accepting yourself as you are while knowing you deserve better, and then working towards it.”- Vex King

Visionary Vex King encourages readers to join the “self-love revolution” and change our outlook on the world in this Sunday Times Bestseller. Drawing on his own personal experiences, King writes very personally about how everyone should be practising self-care, overcoming fear and prioritising wellbeing. King talks about lifestyle – and how we should be integrating mindfulness into them. If that’s not enough, the book also explores how to manifest goals using tried and tested techniques.

“Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you're being right now.” - Neale Donal Walsch

During the lowest part of his life, Walsch found himself writing letters to God, asking questions that troubled him. Eventually, he discovers the answers to his questions on his own and profoundly communicates them in this book. Walsch humorously answers key questions on happiness, money, love, and faith that shifted his perspective on life, which changed it for the better.

Becoming Supernatural by Dr Joe Dispenza
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“We are confined in our lives only by the limits of our own beliefs.” - Dr Joe Dispenza

Do you enjoy a scientific perspective on spirituality? Dr Dispenza draws on evidence-based research to show that with the right information and instruction, humans can harness supernatural powers. You’ll learn how to break free from self-limiting beliefs, recondition yourself and activate your brain’s full potential.

“The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called ‘the present.” - Dr Deepak Chopra

An essential guide on how to attain success, Chopra’s guiding principles can teach us to become more productive, and creative and fulfil our dreams. Chopra communicates the idea that success is not defined by hard work or ambition but by our understanding of our true nature and our ability to follow the natural laws of life, which govern all of creation. Isn’t that amazing?

Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty

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“Actually, the greatest detachment is being close to everything and not letting it consume and own you. That’s real strength.” - Jay Shetty

In this book, social media star and podcast host Jay Shetty shares the lessons he learned whilst practising as a monk. He draws on ancient wisdom to teach us how to lead a less stressful and more meaningful life by pushing through obstacles and overcoming negative thoughts and habits.

The Little Book of Goddesses

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“The future you will be built from the actions that you are taking and the lessons that you are learning today.” - Astrid Carvel

This wonderful hand-sized book is perfect for a quick read when you need a little bit of encouragement. Learn from the experiences of some of mythology's fiercest Goddesses. We love that this book ends every short story by breaking down the lessons each reader can take away and implement in their lives.

"Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can." - Michael A. Singer

If you’re looking for an inward journey towards understanding who you are and what you’re capable of, this book will give you the answers. Michael Singer helps us through the importance of reducing habitual and self-limiting thoughts. This book’s ultimate lesson is that we are the cause of our own unhappiness, and by finding our inner peace and serenity, we can start on the path of true freedom.

“Say F*ck It to whatever you want to be. And just be who you are. There is no need to be anything else.” - John C. Parkin

This funny book looks at how saying “f*ck it” is a spiritual act - rooted in the Eastern spiritual ideas of letting go, relinquishing control, and coming to the realisation that the things that cause us stress and anxiety don’t really matter. We love the sound of this one. If anything, this is a perfect read for those who are rookies to spiritualism and are looking for a more playful take on the subject.

“You are an essential part of this world and it’s important that you know it. In fact, it’s important that you own it. You have a divine right to be here and the universe is grateful that you are.”- Kyle Gray

If you wish to delve deep into spirituality, this book is the perfect read for you. Gray gives insight into the key practices that helped him develop the spiritual skills that he’s been using for over ten years. So, this book is all about self-improvement and being open to changing your energy and lifting your vibrations. Get ready to access a higher frequency to attract more joy into your life.

“My religion is very simple, my religion is kindness” - The Dalai Lama

Who better to gain spiritual wisdom from than one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders? In this book, readers are taught how to reclaim the state of happiness and find spiritual freedom. Through a mixture of traditional, Eastern spiritual traditions and Western thoughts, this book leads readers through the secrets to overcoming anxieties and insecurities of day-to-day life.

Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Spirit & Destiny, an all-rounder: from health to spirituality. When not at her desk, she’s practising yoga or in deep reflection.

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