Every year, I immerse myself in the self-help section of my favorite neighborhood bookstore and buy anything and everything that calls to me from its shelf. If this sounds a little woo-woo, let’s just be honest: I choose a book by its cover.
Every year, these books lay in wait in my “ready to read” stack until the exact right day when I need to hear what’s inside. I’m not exaggerating. I’ll pick up a book one morning in January, decide it’s boring… and put it back until June. The second time around, I won’t be able to put it down. Every sentence on every page is a little golden nugget of wisdom.
I believe that wisdom is always waiting to be revealed when I am ready to receive its message.
In Yoga Philosophy, wisdom is called Ishwara. This iteration of wisdom is a collective, omnipresent, creative source of highest Truth and Light that all humans have direct access to through both intuition and dedicated study. It is also described as an inner knowing that incites reverence toward life. Ishwara reveals itself when when we are ready to learn.
If you’re looking for little nuggets of wisdom and some inspiring non-fiction reads this upcoming year, enjoy my list of Wisdom Books for 2020:
Love Heals by Becca Stevens
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
Everything is Figuroutable by Marie Forleo
The Confidence Code by Katy Kay and Claire Shipman
More Book Lists for the Curious Yogi from Lisaashyoga.com
- Recommended Yoga Readings 2018
- The Big Question of Svadhayaya
- 2014 svadhyaya reading list (as promised!)