SOULFOOD

#SOULFOOD – 5 BOOKS TO READ FOR HAPPINESS

ENG: There are times when I seek some extra soulfood. A story, a quote, someone else’s experiences or just a bunch of handy advises. Having my bookshelves full of books I have plenty to choose from depending on what my soul needs. here are my current top 5 favorites, that really helped me to cheer up, get happier and/or to know myself better.

1.DEEPAK CHOPRA & RUDOLPH E. TANZI – SUPER BRAIN

An interesting book about how we unconsciously “wire” our brain, therefore how we can learn to re-wire it in order to be happier and get rid of depression.

“The brain is fluid and dynamic. When you constrict your awareness, you constrict the brain and freeze your reality into fixed patterns. Whatever is fixed is limited; whatever is dynamic allows you to expand beyond limitation.”

2. ECKHART TOLLE – THE POWER OF NOW

Sju recommended it to me, I’m still reading it, and it’s a great one. Nothing really new, but it’s the language and approach that makes it different and whirling. I have already found some amazing , eye opening answers to my questions.

“The pain – body, which is the dark shadow cast by the ego, is actually afraid of the light of your consciousness. It is afraid of being found out. Whatever is exposed to the light itself it becomes light.”

3. PAUL MCKENNA – I CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY

Less spiritual, more practical, full of useful techniques, and still has the same point as the ones above. It is an actual program with lots of (mind) exercises that you can easily do anywhere, building up a satisfied, happier mind.

“One reason that people get down is that the levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in their brain have fallen too low. We are going to get your body making more of those happy chemicals!”

4. ELIF SHAFAK – THE FORTY RULES OF LOVE

My all time favorite (thanks Eva), I keep re-reading it, and always find something new, it always talks to me. It’s about love on so many levels infused with Sufi mysticism, and breathtakingly explored. This book is a life changing read!

“Instead of losing themselves in the Love of God and waging a war against their ego, zealots fight other people, generating wave after wave of fear. Hell is in the here and now. So is heaven. Quit worrying about hell or dreaming about heaven, as they are both present inside this very moment. Every time we fall in love, we ascend to heaven. Every time we hate, envy, or fight someone, we tumble straight into the fires of hell. Love is the reason. Love is the goal.”

5. PAULO COELHO – MANUAL OF THE WARRIOR OF LIGHT

I got this one about eight years ago. Not all of Coelho’s books I read talked to me, sometimes he can be very cheesy (at least for my taste), but this one I love and keep talking to (yes, you can have a conversation with a book).

warrior of light paulo coelho

HU: Idonkent jolesik egy kis extra lelekmelengeto, par olelo szo, jo tanacs, egy tortenet. Mivel a polcaim roskadoznak a konyvektol konnyen talalok epp kedvemrevalot. Ime 5 konyv, amit nagyon szeretek, es melyek segitettek a boldogsag, egesz-seg es onmagam ujra felfedezeseben.

1.MULLER PETER – JOSKONYV / JI-KING MINDENNAPI HASZNALATRA

Ez volt az elso Muller konyvem (koszonom Ildici), szerelem elso olvasasra. Jobban ismer engem ez a konyv, mint en sajat magamat.

“Valaszt ad arra, hogy eletunk kis es nagy gondjait hogyan tudjuk a legjobban megoldani. Ott szolit meg, ahol sorsunk formalasa rajtunk all. Elni segit…”

2. BERENTE AGI – ANGYALOK KOZOTT

Rita ajanlotta ezt a konyvet, harom resze van, ez az elso. Angyalokrol szol, s meg ha nem is hiszel bennuk, akkor is erdemes elolvasni, mert hatartalan nyugalom es bolcsesseg van benne.

“Mibol gondolod, hogy befolyassal lehetsz masra? Egyvalakire lehetsz, az meg te vagy. Senki emberfia-lanya nem all fennhatosagod alatt. Sem gyereked, sem szuleid. Eletkorod sem jogosit semmire, csak egy allapot ez, nem tehetseg. Ja, hogy jar a tisztelet? Az bizony mindenkinek es mindennek kijar.”

3. RICHARD BACH – JONATHAN A SIRALY

Egy nagy kedvenc, az elso “heureka” elmenyem ehhez fuzodik. Meg kozepiskolas koromban olvastam (az elso Sziget Fesztivalom elott), es ez inditott el az utamon (nem a Szigetre, hanem az elet kanyargos utjan). Bachnak tobb erdekes konyve is van, kicsit hasonlit Coelhohoz azt hiszem, de megis van benne valami rejtelyes.

“- Miert esik neked nehezedre, hogy olyan legyel, mint a tobbiek? Miert kell olyan alacsonyan ropkodnod, mint a pelikanoknak vagy az albatroszoknak?

– Banom is en, ha csont es toll vagyok, mama. Tudni akarom, mire vagyok kepes a levegoben es mire nem, ennyi az egesz. Egyszeruen tudnom kell.”

4. LOUISE L. HAY – ELD AZ ELETED!

Szinten Ildinek koszonhetem, hogy ratalaltam. A pozitiv gondolkodasrol, megerositesekrol szol, meg arrol is, hogy testi tuneteinknek, mindig van lelki eredete is.

“Ha szeretetre vagyunk, nem vezerelhet bennunket a gyulolet. Ami sugarzik belolunk, amit hangoztatunk, hasonlo formaban visszajut hozzank. A hatalom lenyege a most-ban rejlik. Amit MOST hiszel, gondolsz es mondasz, a kovetkezo pillanatban, holnap, a jovo honapban es evben fejti ki hatasat.”

5. IRVIN D. YALOM – SZERELEMHOHER ES MAS PSZICHOTERAPIAS TORTENETEK

Ritatol kaptam, egy pszichologus meseli el paciensei terapiajat. Szinte mindegyikben valahol magamra talaltam, szuperjo konyv!

“A terapias valtozas elso lepese a felelosseg vallalasa. Ha a paciens nem vallal felelosseget a sajat eleteert, hogyan valtoztathatna rajta? Bettynel egyertelmuen ez volt a helyzet: a problemat onmagan kivulre helyezte. Betty nem ismerte el, hogy sajat boldogtalansagaban barmilyen szerepe is lenne.”

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