Recommended Readings

I often have patients tell me, “I would do anything just to feel better.”, or “I am so tired of suffering, I just wish I knew what to do for myself cytotec australia.”. In my experience, one of the most helpful things people can do for themselves is to spend time reading the wisdom of those who came before us. In Japan, a teacher is often called “sensei”. But the literal translation of sensei does not mean “teacher” but rather “one who has gone before another” or “one who was born before another”.

There are many great sensei who have taken the time to record the wisdom of their lifetime, both ancient and modern. Through studying the words of these great teachers we can learn things we never imagined; we learn new ways of viewing the world and of viewing ourselves, we can learn new ways of understanding our bodies and our minds. Perhaps most importantly we can learn new ways of addressing the problems we confront in our own lives, problems like how to maintain proper health and how to feel more comfortable in our own skin.

The following list of authors is comprised of those whose teachings have aided me the most on my personal quest for health and happiness. It is my hope that you will be enlightened and influenced by these teachers in the same way I was, and that you will find some helpful pearls of wisdom that can lead you towards a healthier and happier way of life.

  • Eckhart Tolle
    • The Power of Now
    • A New Earth
  • Alan Watts
    • The Wisdom of Insecurity
    • What is Zen?
    • What is Tao?
    • The Way of the Tao
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
    •  You Are Here
    • The Miracle of Mindfulness
    • Understanding the Mind
  • Stephen Mitchell
    • Tao Te Ching *written by Lao Tzu
  • John Sarno MD
    • Healing Back Pain
  • Shunryu Suzuki
    • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
  • Don Miguel Ruiz
    • The Four Agreements

Many of these books are also available as audio recordings, so if you prefer listening over reading, that is a great option to try.

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