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17 Exceptional Books About Living in the Moment

This article showcases our top picks for the Books About Living In The Moment. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Inner Engineering by Sadhguru

This product was recommended by Rohan Kadam from BikingKnowHow

This is an amazing motivational book. The book addresses the importance of being in the present moment. Moreover, the book also coverssimple exercises which will help the readers practise awareness and stillness. This book helped me tremendously during current uncertain times. It has simple practices that anyone can do to stay driven, motivated, and in the moment. This is a must-read book, especially during current pandemic times. I highly encourage this book to be read.

Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana

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When living in the moment, simplicity should lead your way, and this book will help you approach the situation with its plain language on the topic. It guides you through the facts and fiction of meditation and provides helpful techniques. The writer offers many exercises and meditation tips to help readers get rid of stress and live in the moment. Even newcomers will find the writing style very useful as it is simple, and experienced practitioners will like it too for breaking through established lingo.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

This product was recommended by Ristina H. Chong from helloristinaaa

The Midnight Library is about a woman, Nora Seed, who gets a chance to live differently. She can choose the other lives she could have lived if she made different choices in her life. Nora hates her current life. She suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts. When she is offered the chance to experience a better life, she immediately takes the chance. She experiences life with a different career. She has another life with a different husband. As she goes through these different lives, Nora realized that she must search within herself to make a decision, of what she actually wants and what makes life worth living.

The School of Life by Alain de Botton

This product was recommended by Ben Taylor from TinyLittleChanges

One book that truly taught me to live in the moment is Alain de Botton’s School of Life. It encourages a realistic and stoical approach to life, and teaches you to appreciate the good things while they are happening. It’s the perfect self-help book for the pandemic era.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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Eckhart Tolle demonstrates the power of the present and living in the moment with ‘The Power of Now’. He shows you how to take steps to free your mind through a journey of self discovery and spiritual teachings. You will learn to face and meet challenges head on and take complete control of your life by focusing on the here and now and living firmly in the present and not focusing on past events.

Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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This book gives you more insight into the skill of mindfulness and shows you how you can end your enslavement to the mind and become its master instead. He also provides simple techniques to go beyond your ego-based consciousness and argues that they hold the key to abolishing all the vices that have corrupted the world today. It shows us how to free ourselves from “enslavement to the mind.” The aim is to be able to enter into and sustain an awakened state of consciousness throughout everyday life. Through meditations and simple techniques, this book shows us how to quiet our thoughts, see the world in the present moment, and find a path to “a life of grace, ease, and lightness.”

You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh

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This book, written by a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, urges us to live completely every day. It teaches us how to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. You will feel at ease and grounded after reading the book. The book does not occupy your mind. Instead, it is simply and tastefully worded while yet being meaningful. This book is ideal for everyone who wants to learn how to live one day at a time. The author offers basic strategies for cultivating awareness that you may incorporate into your daily life. This book is better suited to persons who are open to other religions. Although the author primarily employs Buddhist teachings in this book, his use of phrases like The Kingdom of God may upset certain readers.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax

The wisdom in this book will completely transform your life for good; more than anything else, you will later see that it is a book you never read before in your life ever read or meditated on. This is not hyperbole. The way it’s written makes it a delightful read, even though you will understand the language used by the writer.

The Present By Spencer Johnson

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This story is told in The Present by author Gary Johnson. It tells the story of an adventurous young boy who set out on a journey searching for a unique gift from the universe. Left no stone unturned in his search. At the end of it all, he finds out that this gift is called The Present. Johnson tells you that you should plant seeds today and enjoy the fruits for the rest of your life.

Mindfulness for Beginners By Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Through mindfulness, you will learn more about who you are and how happy you can be in your life. In this video, Jon Kabat-Zinn, a well-known teacher, shows you how to get better at this skill. In this book, he talks about the power of heartfulness, why you should keep going back to your true self, the three mental causes of pain, and more.

The Book of Ichigo Ichie by Héctor García

This product was recommended by Charmaine Allen from LuvMeKitchen

_ichi-go ichi-e_ is an old Japanese proverb that means one opportunity, one encounter. It can also be interpreted as for this time only, never again, and one chance in a lifetime. Rooted in Buddhist philosophy, the term _ichigo_ means from one’s birth to death. Ichigo Ichie in Japanese encompasses the idea of observing every moment and most importantly cherishing every moment. It is believed that following this principle allows one to achieve harmony with others and love of life. This book teaches one to appreciate the beauty of the fleeting, to use all five of our senses to anchor ourselves in the present, and also to use ichigo ichie to help you discover your ikigai or life’s purpose. This book encourages one to live in the moment to help them to find their life’s purpose.

Living in the Moment by Anna Black

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Most people used to think too much about the past and the future. They do not know how to enjoy the present moment thus missing many joys of the day. Many pleasant events remain unnoticed because we are either feeling sorry for the things we have done or are worrying about our future. The author of the book shows how through meditation to learn to enjoy everything we are doing in the present.

10-Minute Mindfulness by S.J. Scott

This product was recommended by Jordan W. Peagler from MKP Law Group, LLP

It offers quick actionable tips for helping draw you back into the current moment. But it also doesn’t seem overwhelming because it acknowledges that mindfulness can’t happen all the time — sometimes we need to look forward. Anyone who struggles to focus on the task at hand and is looking for more joy in the day-to-day moments should like this book.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior By Dan Millan

This product was recommended by Adam Ng from Trusted Malaysia

One night, a world class gymnast meets an old gas station attendant- a meeting that starts his life changing journey.Written almost as a biography, Way of the Peaceful Warrior is said to be a book that “Changes Lives.”It’s a book that makes you realize how precious life is.There are so many crucial moments and experiences in life that we ignore and throw away while valuing things that are relatively unimportant.This story sheds light on those little moments and shows how grand they really are; simple mundane acts such as eating, breathing, and thinking. Dan Millman wrote this as a reflection of his own life- his journey from college athlete to searching for enlightenment.All the timeless lessons he learned are taught by Socrates, the mysterious gas attendant who becomes Dan’s mentor.

How To Live In The Now by Enerst Holme Svendsen

This product was recommended by Victoria Glass from Farr Institute

Enerst Holm takes you on a journey from the prison of your mind to the vitality and aliveness of the present moment based on more than 25 years of experience.

Stopping Missing Your Life by Cory Muscara

This product was recommended by Victoria Glass from Farr Institute

The author illustrates how to be mindful and activate true presence, not just for the sake of being present as we’re often told. He unlocks some outstanding facts about our habits and things we’ve picked up in life that prevent us from living deeply connected meaningful life.

Hear Yourself by Prem Rawat

This product was recommended by Victoria Glass from Farr Institute

This is a book that shows how to listen to the subtle song of peace that sings inside of us and how to deal with the noise of the world.

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