Here are my summer reading recommendations!
I'm reducing my teaching schedule during August, in favour of lazy days reading.
The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet. By Benajmin Hoff
Who knew the childhood favourite of Pooh lived his life remarkably similair to the principles of Taoist philosophy?! This is an easy and delightful book to read. Here's a short excerpt
"Without difficulties, life would be like a stream without rocks and curves - about as interexting as concrete. Without problems, there can be no personal growth, no group achivement, no progress for humanity But what matters about problems is what one does with them. Eeyores don't overcome problems. No, it's the other way around."
When Things Fall Apart. Heart Advice for Difficult Times. By Pema Chödrön.
Pema is my favourite Buddhist monk, and after reading this, I'm pretty sure she's going to be yours too! I love this book because it departs from the rather harmful and surface level positivity vibe that's going around. In just 189 pages you'll get the chance to read beautiful and couragous words like...
"So the next time you enounter fear, consider yoruself lucky. This is where the courage comes in. When I was first married, my husband said I was one of th ebravest people he knew. When I asked him why, he said because I was a complete coward but went ahead and did things anyhow."
Shambahala. The Sacred Path of the Warrior. By Chögyam Trungpa
There's a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world's problems. It doesn't belong to any one culture or tradition, it can be found in many and throughout history. Chöguam Trungpa called it the sacred path of the warrior.
"What the warrior renounces is anything in their experience that is a barrier between themself and others. In other words, renunciation is making yourself more available, more gentle and open to others."
Who Moved My Cheese by Dr Spencer Johnson.
An amazing way to deal with change at work, and in your life. It's more of a booklet, at only 91 pages in length and takes less than an hour to read. It's an absolute game changer!
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