Best Mindfulness Books ~ Top 10

Mindfulness has gained more and more attention over the past few years.


You've probably heard about it and the importance of Meditation in today's world at some point in your life.


Feel free to have a quick look at our recent What is Mindfulness post if you don't know anything about Mindfulness or Meditation yet.



It's quite normal for today's world for people to have the feeling that they can't make up the time for Mindful Meditation practice in their schedule or that learning another thing like Mindful Exercises would take a great deal of effort.


That's the result of everything getting quicker and also more competitive today.



We've compiled a list of Bestsellers and Classic Books for you.


All of them are easy to understand and teach valuable lessons and techniques about how to put yourself into a relaxed and calm state of mind with ease.



Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday

Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations [Amazon Bestseller]

Is there really the best book for Mindfulness and Meditation?


If you haven't already heard of Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday, then it's worth taking a look.


With now almost 1000 reviews and a 4.5 star average rating, people seem to really agree that this is the Mindfulness Book.


What makes this book so great and practical is that you don't have to understand Mindfulness & Meditation on a Buddhist level to get started!


It's easy to understand and it's navigation through the chapters seamless. Depending on the emotion you're trying to work with you can simply flip to the relevant chapter and look up the right exercise for it!


And the best part yet? Those exercises are of short timespan - usually 5-15 minutes - and can be done anywhere! They are the perfect fit for any schedule, no matter how busy!


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

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

Is there really the best book for Mindfulness, Meditation and Self-transformation?

Well according to the New York Times, there is!


If you haven't had a chance to get a glimpse of The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle, then it's worth taking a look. An all time Classic and New York Times Bestseller in Mindfulness, Mediation & Self-Transformation Books.


Backed by ten thousand reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars, you can't really go anywhere wrong with this book.


Read the full Review of Eckhart Tolles The Power of Now here.



Eckhart Tolle has helped thousands to self-transform and find their inner peace over the past years. His well written style is easy to understand and the more than honest preface lets you know from Page 1 what you're getting yourself into.


Presenting his own pain and initial fears Tolle immediately manages to get a hook on the reader, furthering the interest and setting you up to embrace the journy of Mindfulness and take on your "ego" yourself.


When we acknowledge and accept the facts and start working with our thougts rather than reacting to it, we create the much needed space for transformation to happen.


By teaching how to leting go of mind-consciousness and transforming it into the ability to access the consciousness of the whole body and a more advanced awareness, he gives anyone the power of staying present and feeling gratitude.


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

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

Zen master Thich Nhat Hang is as mastermind of Meditation and Mindfulness.


"Hardcore" Mindfulness practitioners view him as one of the best Mindfulness teachers.

According to them Mindfulness explained by him isn't the confusing buzzword it is today, but a simple way to leap towards the Buddhist idea of enlightenment.


In his book The Miracle of Mindfulness he teaches many practical Mindful Meditation Exercises by telling a handful of gentle and sympathetic anecdotes almost anyone can easily relate to.



The chosen Mindful Meditation exercises are what makes this book so practical.


No matter how simple the task at hand, Thich Nhat Hang manages to show you how the meditative mind can be incorporated and thus being fully present achieved all the time.


Practical real life examples such as Mindful Dishwashing or Mindful Food Preparation can be picked and immediately tried by almost anyone!


If you want to get started easily and readily, Miracle of Mindfulness is without a doubt the right pick!


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Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by John Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by John Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are introduces you step-by-step to more and more meditation practices that are easy to grasp and can be immediately implemented into your own life routine.


While Mindfulness may be an ancient Buddhist practice, it certainly isn't just for very spiritual people or long time Buddhism practitioners.


This book provides the insight needed to become more aware of yourself and the things happening around you.


The mostly short chapters will teach you the techniques of taking a step back from the world and then enganging with it on a more honest and self-reflected basis so you can be more comfortable with yourself when acting.


Much of it what is written in Wherever You Go, There You Are comes across like listening to an experienced tutor that leaves the technical details for the (boring) reading assignments.


An excellent introduction to the World of Mindfulness, Meditation and Self-Transformation!


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Frantic World by Mark Williams, Danny Penman and Jon-Kabat Zinn

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams, Danny Penman and Jon-Kabat Zinn

Finding Peace in a Frantic World begins with some introductory chapters that explain everything about Mindfulness and how it can help you with short practical exercises.


Its reasoning and scientific style is helpful if you're still skeptic about the world of Meditation and its benefits. Williams and Penman make no secret of the understandable obstacles on your way to mental relaxation and guide you past them to get started regardless.


The tone in which this book is speaking to you isn't like the typical instructor style most self-transformation or motivation books adhere to.


It just constantly teaches you new forms of Meditations and challenges you to change your habits in regularly engaging in them.


Switching your daily routine up a little bit will make you aware of all the things you take for granted and will let you see them from a different perspective.


Each week of the 8 weeks program has its own dedicated specific focus like picking up the habit of Mindful Eating or Drinking of Tea.



Williams and Penman structured Finding Peace in a Frantic World in such a way that most important things of any chapter or week are outlined before jumping into optional chapters


Which is great that you won't even have to touch the optional ones.


While the offer a great deal of more detail, they are not mandatory to work through.


In addition although this book is designed for an 8 weeks time frame the authors make it clear that it's totally fine to skip some days of practicing and don't feel defeated by it as long as you're sticking to your goal.


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Peace is every Step - The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace is every Step - The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh

The foreword for this book is written by no other than the Dalai Lama himself.


He gives a great introduction about the importance of transforming yourself by developing the qualities of compassion and altruism if you strive to fully acknowledge the peace in the world.


Peace is every Step gives clear directions and guidance on what you can do to achieve this state of mind and.


It is structured into three parts which all deal with their own topic in great detail.



Part One: Breathe! You Are Alive starts with an overview of different principles and techniques of Mindfulness and Meditation and its benefits.


Thich Nhat Hanh explains how you can apply Mindfulness to everyday tasks like answering the phone, washing the dishes or waiting for the bus to get the most out of them and develop your understanding of Mindfulness.



Part Two: Transformation and Healing deals with negative emotions and how to overcome them by first accepting and then using them for your purposes instead of fighting against them.



Part Three: Peace Is Every Step builds upon the previous chapters and merge their wisdom to form a process of cultivating peace.



Peace is every Step serves as an excellent and valuable guide on how to obtain a clear state of mind so you can start spreading peace within yourself and the beings around you.


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The Now Effect: How a Mindful Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life by Elisha Goldstein

Goldstein talks about his personal journey towards Mindfulness and the "Top Ten" benefits you're expected to experience from Meditation practice.


Those include better social skills, better emotion management, coping skills for stressful situations and the awareness of interconnection of body and mind.


The first part of the book summarizes a unique way of understanding your search for the thing that you value the most and what's motivating you to find your true happiness.


He goes on to teach practical exercises and modifications in your behavioural patterns to get the the general awareness of Mindfulness -the "Now Effect" - rolling.


By getting into the state of awareness you'll be finally able to turn your resistance against your emotions into acceptance.



The second big part of the book talks at length about the inner workings of neuroplasticity and how it relates to the experience of Mindfulness.


This is where we tip of the hat and leave the rest up to the author. Credit where credit is due!


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The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself is a great book to get a handle on yourself, your emotions and start your journey of awareness and self-exploration.


Michael Singer perfectly describes examples why we are lost in thought, driven by ego and imprisoned in a dream-like state controlled by a non-stop rambling inner monologue.


All day, every day - like a clockwork - this voice is piloting our lives and we lie at its mercy.


Singers message is clear: The way for the soul to become untethered is for us to realize that this process is happening and paying attention, realizing that we aren't defined by our thoughts - we arent our thoughts - we are simply witnessing its effects on us.


When we start approaching the walls of our thoughts, we can finally break out our soul of this prison created by our current model of the world and expectations of people.


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10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works -- A True Story by Dan Harris

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works -- A True Story by Dan Harris

If you haven't had the chance to look at this gem, now is the time to grab youreself a copy of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works -- A True Story by Dan Harris


Right of the bat you'll discover that this book is different than most Mindfulness Books.


And that's because it's an autobiography!

An autobiography of a former Nightline News Anchor and War Correspondent


With wit and humility Harris manages to explain the concepts and benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation based on his own example.


Starting with his on-air panic attack back in 2004, Harris talks about how his ambition-fueled, perfectionist, non-stop work ethic left him subject to emotional breakdowns and cocaine induced self-medication.


He than takes on his experiences with meditation and how it helped him to stay on top of his world, rocking his boat again.


Before you know it, you'll start putting yourself in his shoes, connecting and empathizing with his problems and solutions.


Even if you're not pursuing the desire of being a Buddhist, you'll learn many new ways to calm your racing twenty first century brain and how to stay present in every moment.


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The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering Your Natural Awareness by Diana Winston

At the age of fourteen, Winston spent most of her summer holidays babyistting two kids that were quite a handful.


She naturally didn't get much sleep or time for relaxation throughout these days.


One night Diana finally had a moment for herself and was observing the night sky when she suddenly experienced a moment of total awareness.


She was in a state of mind which allowed her to see the interconnection between her body and brain and filled her with the feeling of gratitude.


In her book Winter offers a plan on how to intentionally cultivate this feeling while keeping it simple and using straightforward language.


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