In this selected booklist you are going to find books in three categories as follows – Flow Lifestyle Design, Mind & Body. We are continually learning and exploring new books and ideas. But we recommend only those we have tried and implemented bits of knowledge into our subjective realities. This is Vol 1.
Please keep in mind that we have no affiliate what so ever with any of these books, neither their distribution providers and resellers.
Flow Lifestyle Design
1. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience – M.Csikszentmihalyi
In this gem, he author explains the concept of flow and everything about it. How, by ordering the information that enters our brain, we can discover true happiness and significantly improve the quality of our lives.
An inspiring and engaging read.
2. Stealing fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work – S.Kotler & J.Wheal
Altered states of mind and what not else. The authors spent four years investigating different high-performance teams such as the NAVY seals, Nike’s innovation team, the Burning Man festival, the UN’s headquarters and so on. This book will change your beliefs about what is possible. A guidebook for anyone who wants a radical upgrade into his life.
3. The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance – S.Kotler
If you would like to know how athletes break the limits of human performance and operate at a high level of consciousness, then this book is the right pick. Furthermore, if you are interested in how to use flow to do the impossible and how to increase your performance in life, don’t think twice.
4. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think – P.Diamantis & S.Kotler
Technology is abundance. This book is an important read for anyone who is interested in a technical future.
As Diamandis writes, “Abundance is a tale of good news. At its core, this book examines the hard facts, the science and engineering, the social trends and economic forces that are rapidly transforming our world. The point is this: When seen through the lens of technology, few resources are truly scarce; they’re mainly inaccessible. Yet the threat of scarcity still dominates our worldview.”
- Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
This is an inspiring and helpful book for anyone who wants to hang out in a country..or two..or dozen for an extended period of time. Filled with useful resources and insights. Want to know how enriching is traveling? Read this book to find out.
6. The 4-Hour Workweek – T.Ferris
This book is an emblem of a “digital nomad”. It is a framework and much more of that. Even though some of the examples are out of fashion, the methods are still applicable. It is introduction also to lifestyle design.
7. Shambhala: The sacred path of the warrior – C.Trungpa
This book is a practical guide for living a conscious life. It will take you through the steps of becoming a warrior in life. It will help you become more aware of yourself and the world around you. Meditation, mindfulness, and self-knowledge are some of the topics that the author explores.
8. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – E.Tolle
A manual for spiritual illumination. Contains a simple philosophy and a profound teaching. How to live in the now and experience the present moment. Tolle gives explanations on the topic such as the Ego & Non-Ego, Spirituality, Manifestation, etc. If you are looking for your next spiritual pick – this book is for you.
9. The Tibetan Book of The Living and Dying – S. Rinpoche
Enriching, humanizing and broadening. This book will give you a new perspective on life, death and karma.
It is filled with Tibetan wisdom and teachings for enlightened living. Once you finish reading this, you will come back to it and back to it. You don’t read this one, but all your life.
10. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence – M.Pollan
Prepare to change your mind about the role of the psychedelic drugs. A fun, transformative and exciting read on the topic of drugs and transcendence. Michael Pollan does a great job of explaining the potential of LSD, Psilocybin, and DMT on the human consciousness. An excellent pick for explorers of people’s potential.
- Petar Dunov: The Health Book
Health, diseases, cure, fasting, holistic lifestyle. Petar Dunov is a Bulgarian philosopher and thinker that had a significant impact on the Bulgarian minds. This book is a must read if you would like to know more about the human body and how to cure yourself naturally, what foods to eat and how to live in harmony with the universe.
12. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ – D.Goleman
A very informative and practical book – both for the serious and the casual reader.
Daniel Goleman dives deep into the rational and the emotional – our “two minds”, which shape our destiny. An excellent choice for the one who wants to gain emotional literacy.
13. Superconsciousness: A Guide to Meditation – J.Donald Walters
A perfect introduction to the topic of meditation. Walters was a student of a great yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda. As such, he presents a very informative and insightful description of the above-mentioned topic for the serious reader. Get ready to expand your consciousness reading this.
- Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
The Tao Te Ching is an old Chinese text written by the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu around 300 BC.
It has been and still is a source of inspiration for many people around the world.
The way of the Dao and the action of no action is a very deep way of living life. The text has a hidden message for the eyes that are able to see it. Above all the main idea of the text is to present the philosophy of the Dao.
- Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
The private journal of the great emperor Marcus Aurelius. Inside you will find his reflections on the meaning of life, stoicism and the role of the human being. A great pick for the one struggling with finding meaning in the universe and with himself. This book is an easy read, but a long one. One must reflect on the writings and contemplate to understand.
16. The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire
This is a book for the deep and serious reader. Deida writes/speaks of topics such as polarity, purpose, sex, spirituality, etc. It is one of those “Where have you been all my life” books. A top-shelf for reading it over and over again. If you would like to learn more about masculinity, femininity, women, and relationships, read this masterpiece.
17. The Denial of Death – E.Becker
The Denial of Death won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction(1973). New York Times described it as ‘ One of the most challenging books of the decade. If you are looking for the “why” in the human existence, read this book.
- The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter You – P. McKeown
A simple approach to improve your body’s oxygen use, increasing your health, weight loss, and sports performance. Useful and informative book on better breathing and meditation. If you want to know more how to improve your fitness, well being and spiritual being – read this.
19. What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning will Renew our Lost Evolutionary Strength – S.Carney
The idea of the book is in how to use the harsh environment around you for your well-being.
Provocative and eye-opening, it’s all about meditation, cold-exposure, and breathing.
If you want to improve your physiology and conditioning, read this book!
20. Rational fasting – A.Ehret
Upon completing this book, you will learn the causes of disease, instructions of fasting, and how to build the perfect body, while fasting. If you would like to regenerate your mind, body, and spirit, this might be the book for you.
21. Eat and Run – S.Friedman & S.Jurekk
An inspiring and engaging read. It is more than a book on eating and running. It’s a book on life.
On living life free, fun and fast. Inside you will find stories and competitions, as well as practical advices on veganism, athleticism and optimal performance.