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4 Most Inspiring Books to a Healthier Mind

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Books are like a magical bridge between one person’s thought to another; transporting lessons and ideas through simple pages sandwiched between carefully designed covers. As Stephen King would say “Books are a uniquely portable magic” and we cannot agree more. Living several lives and expanding your mind, books have a certain charm that is both captivating and assuring – keeping your mind healthy and at its edge.

Here are our favourite 4 books in inspiring you to a healthier mind – unlocking both your creativity and your drive in life.

 

1.  Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho

This book for us is the epitome of life summarized into a compact portal of wisdom. It is a collection of several short stories each with a valuable lesson written in simple yet fluid writing. This book is simply beautiful and leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling – wanting to hug everyone you love after. It gives you a deeper insight into the life that you already know and definitely puts things into perspective – reminding you to be grateful and that the best things in life are the simplest.

 

Work is a blessing when it helps us to think about what we’re doing; but it becomes a curse when its sole use is to stop us thinking about the meaning of our life.” 

 

2.  Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

The beauty about Haruki Murakami is his sense of wonder translated into his writing. This book is definitely whimsical and full of thoughts -provoking, philosophical quotes. He manages to craft his books into a poetic work of art – sparking not just your imagination of talking cats and the like but also your creativity in using words in different contexts. Surely he is a master of creating a world that you can fully immerse yourself into and come out refreshed.

 

Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.” 

 

3.  Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

When it comes to inspiring books, it is almost always synonymous to Mitch Albom. He always seem to have a touch in writing in the simplest form but sending you to a whole new level of understanding on what life is all about. Especially with Tuesdays with Morrie, his story is incredibly solid with abundance of life lessons primarily about appreciating the people you have around you before it’s too late. It is simply a reminder to never take the little things for granted.

 

The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” 

 

4.  100 Selected Poems by E.E. Cummings

We know this isn’t a full novel but there is a special quality about E. E. Cummings that we absolutely admire. We find ourselves dwelling in his writings every time we are sad and coming out of it feeling a brand new outlook on life. He has his own unique take on poems and projects his emotions so delicately in short proses that is hard to imagine the amount of inspiration it possesses.

 

“We are for each other: then laugh, leaning back in my arms

for life’s not a paragraph

And death I think is no parenthesis”

 

Books are probably the most therapeutic and effective form of activity to keep your mind sharp and healthy. While it physically works your mind, it also allows it room to grow and develop. So, take some time off your busy schedule and pick up a good book today!

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