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These Mindfulness Books Can Change Your Life in 2020

Are you looking for a mindfulness book that will help you deal with daily stress and lead you to a peaceful lifestyle? If yes, then you’re in the right place. Mindfulness and meditation these days are everywhere.

Earlier mindfulness was unpopular, hardly anyone noticed it. Now almost everyone is eager to know how mindfulness can change their bad lifestyle.

I see the change in society in a positive light; at least some of us are now aware that mindfulness can help us find peace in life. However, before listing the books, I would like to explain to you what is mindfulness exactly.

What is Mindfulness?

In simple terms, mindfulness means living in the present moment.

What does that mean?

It means, in mindfulness, you are supposed to purposefully focus your attention at the present moment without prior judgment of the mind.

Mindfulness can be an exceptional tool to see the world differently. In a world where racial discrimination and all other cultural bias and religious dogmas separating us, this process of seeing the surroundings as it is will help you find peace in life.

Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.

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Best Mindfulness Books in 2020

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

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This book is written by Jon Kabat-Zinn. He is a popular figure in mindfulness and meditation and an advocator of this technique.

He has founded the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine.

John’s book is being around for a long time now and has helped several people in their downtimes.

This book can explain to you the scientific part of this technique. Anyone fearful to take or pursue this path would be beneficial if they read it.

This book has got positive responses in various book reading sites. In my opinion, you should read it – it’s an excellent book to understand mindfulness and meditation.

Furthermore, even if you’re doing meditation for a long time, this book can help you dive deep into it – since it has content for both the beginners and the experts.

“Give yourself permission to allow this moment to be exactly as it is, and allow yourself to be exactly as you are.”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Book Details

  • Total Number of pages 304 pages
  • Language English

Mindfulness in Plain English

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Author Henepola Gunaratana did justice to this book’s title. This book is written in simple language, which makes it easier for the reader to grab it.

It was written in 1994 since then it has revolutionized mindfulness in the world.

In his words, Jon Kabat-Zinn said that it’s a masterpiece. If you’re willing to learn mindfulness technique, then this book should be your first choice.

There are several confusions, in the beginner’s mind, this book can effortlessly cover it.

Furthermore, chapters such as why should you bother about meditation? And what isn’t mediation can add further values to your endeavor.

“The irony of it is that real peace comes only when you stop chasing it”

― Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English

Book Details

  • Total Pages: 224
  • Language: English

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Author Eckhart Tolle has written this mindfulness book with great simplicity. He is a celebrated person in the spiritual world.

In this book, Eckhart Tolle explains the importance of living in the moment. Nowadays, you may have heard it in various articles and other sources, but with his wisdom and simple explanation, this message will highly impact your life.

In today’s time, when people are divided, a book like this shall surely help them to unite again.

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”

― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Book Details

  • Total Pages: 251
  • Language: English

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

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When you’re distress in life, you don’t find peace anywhere. However, when you’re in peace, every element of life seems peaceful to you.

Your situation completely depends on your perception of the world, the way you see your surroundings, the surrounding reacts to you in the same way.

Peace is with us and peace is every step. In this mindfulness book, monk and author Thich Nhat Hanh takes us to a journey of realization of how one can attain peace in one’s everyday life, be it in the traffic jam, in-home or in office.

Peace can be achieved in every step. In this simple yet beautifully written book, Thich Nhat Hanh explains to us how we can overcome our daily problems and how he has implemented his principals in his life.

This book will be a guide for you for the rest of your life to live your life peacefully in the turmoil of everyday problems.

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Book Details

  • Total Pages: 162
  • Language: English

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

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If you’re interested to learn meditation from an authentic source, then this book would be your greatest asset.

In our day to day life, we hardly discover anyone who would be kind enough or wise enough to lead us to a spiritual path.

Most people these days are running in the opposite direction of spirituality.

In this busy world, a book such as this will teach you how to become mindful and how to find meaning in each step of your life.

“Those who are without compassion cannot see what is seen with the eyes of compassion.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

Book Details

  • Total pages: 160
  • Language: English

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

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You see, there are times when nothing goes well in your life. Everything falls apart – your loved ones are gone – you’re feeling lonely and disheartened.

What should you do at this very moment of your life?

Should you start cursing your situation or your circumstances?

The solution is here – every hardship has a solution if you wish to accomplish it. In this book, Pema Chödrön, a famous and beloved American spiritual writer, explains the ways through which you can deal with these negativities and how you can overcome them.

“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.”

― Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice For Difficult Times

Book Details

  • Total Pages: 208 Pages
  • Language: English

The Art of Happiness

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Happiness is a byproduct of your mindset and your choices in your day to day life.

Everyone wishes to be happy, but hardly a few of us attain it.

Did you ask yourself why, probably because we are entirely unaware of it

In this book, his holiness the Dalai Lama expresses each step through which you can attain it.

His book has helped several people in their life. Countless people have already implemented it – now it is your time to see if you can attain the same or not.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

Book Details

  • Total Pages: 288
  • Language: English

Siddhartha

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If you’re seeking a book to find meaning in life, then I have no other book than to recommend you the above one.

Siddhartha may not be your mindfulness guide, but the story and the life quest of a common man will surely shake you from inside.

In our life, we require a purpose; once we find it, we start our journey. This book is the journey of a seeker, just like you and me.

It is a spiritually enriched book, to guide you – to show you – to move you – to the right path and finally to help you reach your life’s ultimate goal.

“Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”

― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Book Details

  • Total Pages: 168
  • Language: English

How to Eat

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Promise me that you will be honest while answering these questions.

  • Are you the person who always hurries when he works?
  • Are you the person who always eats fast?

If your answer is yes, then this book is for you. Mindfulness isn’t merely about reading materials on the web; it is about implementing it in your life. It is about implementing in your everyday work.

In this book, zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh guides you to achieve the same. Mediation can be practice throughout the day – it isn’t merely a one-hour session practice – it can be practiced in the activities as well. With the guidance of this book, you will learn these techniques.

“Don’t chew your worries, your fear, or your anger. If you chew your planning and your anxiety, it’s difficult to feel grateful for each piece of food. Just chew your food.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Eat

Book Details

  • Total Pages: 128
  • Language: English

Recap: List of best Mindfulness Books

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are – by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Mindfulness in Plain English – by Henepola Gunaratana
  • The Power of Now – by Eckhart Tolle
  • Peace Is Every Step – by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness – by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • When Things Fall Apart – by Pema Chodron
  • The Art of Happiness – by Dalai Lama XIV
  • Siddhartha – by Hermann Hesse
  • How to Eat – by Thich Nhat Hanh

Conclusion

There are several mindfulness books available in the market, but in my research and my experience, I have found these books as the best. If you’re planning to learn mindfulness or you’re a practitioner, in both cases you would be benefited from this list. Select any one book, and start reading, you never know when and where you may mind your motivation or your purpose.

19 thoughts on “These Mindfulness Books Can Change Your Life in 2020”

  1. Beautiful books, wonderful authors, exploring the depths of letting go and being in the present, outside of the egos need to dictate our day.

    I cannot say how much Hesse work Siddhartha changed my life. It brought direction to a young, directionless man. The works of Tolle and Cabot Zinn also changed my life. It is a practice, but one well worth undertaking.

  2. I read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse many years ago. it is a very inspiring book, i recommend it as well! i think the one i will read is How to eat! Thank your for your post

  3. Greetings from the heart!!
    I’m happy to read this auspicious article, you have presented with the simple possible words!

    I was wondering for the best meditation books & most of them here are new to me!! This article really served my purpose of wondering!! Thank you so much for gathering all the wonderful & best books in a place with all details.

    Hopefully I’ll go through almost all copy from this end. I recommend this too!!

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