5 Books to read when Depressed or when you feel Lost

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Books Difficult Times
Books Difficult Times

This article includes a list of five rather unconventional books that aren’t similar yet would connect your life to any circumstance you find yourself in. When going through hard times, confusion, depressed, lonely, or when you feel Lost. Pick anyone and you may overcome a difficult phase in your life. The books are all full of wisdom and are knowledge imparting. Food for the soul.

1. The difficulty of being good by Gurcharan Dass

We often find ourselves at crossroads to how we want to live our lives. The difficulty of being good is among the rare finds that help you find answers to questions that are subjective yet universal. It is a modern approach to the path of dharma and karma- Duty and Action and interestingly allows the reader to examine their views on morality. The book is one of those imparting wisdom and the right way to live.

2. The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama

         Happiness is a choice, a state of mind. The book is written by a psychiatrist Howard Cutler who happened to interview the Dalai Lama and put his idea of happiness into a book. The approach of the book is pragmatic and logical. The book will help you understand that suffering is important yet it is the figments of our own mind that obstruct our road to happiness.

3. Siddhartha by Harman Heese

Siddhartha by Harman Heese
Siddhartha by Harman Heese

A book of wisdom it is. This is an ordinary book which will give you an extraordinary experience. A journey of self-discovery, giving way to personal growth. If you find yourself always wondering what is it that you are missing in life, the quest – the search to have a meaningful life, this book will inspire you to start your journey towards enlightenment.

4. Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

A book about love. This one takes you to the world of Rumi and Shams of Tabriz. The book is written rather beautifully imparting wisdom and knowledge. This one is for the soul searchers, the ones who have a love affair with life and consider ‘love’ a sacred and spiritual experience.

5. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

A thought-provoking book. This could be considered a self –help book with a storyline. This is one of those books that you read during the hardest times of your life and come to terms with your own circumstance. This one explores both life and death, will touch your soul.

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