So we know that thoughts create reality. Big deal. Who actually thinks original and creative thoughts these days? Ask anyone what they think and why they think what they think and they cannot even tell you.
Most people do not think clearly and analytically, let alone creatively. And even fewer still actually think about the process of thinking. And very, very few actually work at thinking intentionally.
So, if you are a person who is interested in self-actualization, I’ve compiled a list of what I consider to be the ten most important books for you to read that will assist you to learn to think for yourself. If you are not interested in thinking for yourself and only care to mimic the pervasive group mindset of herd mentality, ignore this list.
They are ordered by year published. The number at the front is the order I suggest reading them.
6- 1955 The Phenomenon of Man by Pierre Tielhard de Chardin
2- 1957 The Undiscovered Self by Carl Gustav Jung
1- 1959 Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
7- 1979 Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter
8- 1980 Wholeness and The Implicate Order by David Bohm
3- 1993 The Self-Aware Universe by Amit Goswami
4- 1999 The Initiation by Leslie Fieger
5- 2000 How to Know God by Deepak Chopra
10- 2001 Conscious Acts of Creation by William Tiller et al
9- 2006 The View from the Center of The Universe by Joel Primack & Nancy Ellen Abrams
If you have the attention span and the intellect to make your way through all ten of these books, I guarantee you that you will end up more empowered to create a successful and fulfilling life than 99.9% of the people walking around on this planet.
Yes, there are other books I suggest you read, including my own other books; but these ten should be at the top of your list.
If you have any really great books you’d suggest I read, please let me know.