Hello and Happy December, friends...
I hope you are all settling into a season of well-deserved rest & relaxation as we wind down the end of the year. If you follow me on Instagram (@danilee.e) then you probably already know by now that my favorite way to relax is by reading books. Since childhood I have considered myself an avid reader, and ever since I have been absolutely fascinated by the life expanding possibilities bound within a small bunch of papers for less than $20…
I’m excited to share with you the 10 Most Meaningful Books I’ve read (or re-read) in 2022. If you choose to read any of my favorite selects I hope they gift to you the same life expanding properties they did for me.
My Top 10 Books of 2022 (in no particular order):
- The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, by Joseph Murphy. I know I just claimed that these are in no particular order, but this book deserves to be number 1! I have done a lot of studying surrounding the properties of our subconscious mind, and no book, documentary, podcast, textbook, etc. has ever so clearly explained the concepts as well as this one. This book truly felt like a home run for me in. Murphy writes in a way that is concise and to the point. This book provides detailed breakdowns of exactly how you can shift and improve your life.
- The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, by Michael A. Singer. This is an age-old classic for me. I have considered this book to be my trusty “comfort blanket” for many years now. To improve your relationship with your thoughts & emotions, is to improve your overall quality of life. The lessons in this book just get better each time.
- Will, by Will Smith. What a beautiful book based upon the human journey. As a woman, I especially found it interesting to read an intimate firsthand account of such a notable man’s trials and tribulations as he grew into manhood. Very likely the best memoir I have ever read. I finished the book with a profound feeling of peace.
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Toll. Toll writes about the simple practices of self-reflection, meditation, and presence. To access the power of “now” one must withdraw from the worries of the past and the anxieties of the future. Your mind is a tool for you to use, not something that uses you.
- All About Love: New Visions, by Bell Hooks. Bell writes about love as it exists in our modern society. This book gave me a different perspective on the art of loving, and helped me to fully realize once and for all that a lot of the relationship “goals” are not exactly “real life” and that Love is something far deeper than surface-level actions, rather it is a deep spiritual devotion to another’s well being.
- It’s All In Your Head: Get Out of Your Way, by Russ. An easy read on the true account of Russ’s rise to success through the power of manifestation. Very simple & uplifting! A great audiobook for car rides, while cleaning, or at the gym.
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The only fiction book on this list. Glamour, old Hollywood, scandal, love affairs, fashion…This book was so entertaining that I couldn’t put it down!
- Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey. What an incredible memoir. There is so much to learn about this fascinating man beyond his accomplished acting career. Full of stories that prove...all red or yellow lights eventually turn green. I highly recommend choosing the audio format of this book as he reads it in his own voice and that just makes it 10x better.
- Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon, by Dr. Joe Dispenza. All of Joe Dispenza’s work is a wonderful guide in showing us how to imagine beyond our current present reality and step into the future we truly desire. The perfect blend of modern science and spirituality. This book can immediately positively impact your life.
- Existential Kink: Unmask Your Shadow and Embrace Your Power (a Method for Getting What You Want by Getting Off on What You Don’t), by Carolyn Elliott. I first want to emphasize, this book is not for everyone. Elliott’s work is deeply influenced by Carl Jung’s work, and I know his concepts are not everyone’s cup of tea, however - they work great for me in my own life, so I use them. Elliott’s work teaches us that we can rapidly improve the conditions of our life by not resisting them. Rather than trying to push away (or resist) the ugly, bad, scary stuff - we are invited to embrace these “struggles” as a way to fully accept and move past them. A unique guide to discovering your inner power and finally living the life you deserve.
I encourage you all to invite in a peaceful and reflective December and to set aside some time to relax and unwind with a wonderful book.
Cheers to closing of another year!
Dani Lee, Owner/Founder of D. LEE