During the Ocean of Love Galápagos Yoga Retreat this past week I met some wonderful people; creative, wise, naive, spiritual, conservative, and intelligent. The theme of the retreat was "ocean of love" and as it turned out, the current of emotion was carried by waves of laughter. In getting to know each other we talked about everything from heartbreak to spirituality to politics. A few books stood out for me to add to my reading list while I finish "Anatomy of the Spirit" by Caroline Myss in book form and "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" on my iPad. Here's what's on my list now:
Sacred Contracts - Caroline Myss
Be Here Now - Rama Das
Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff
Mindful Loving - Henry Grayson
As if by serendipity yesterday one of my favorite sites and newsletters - Brain Pickings Weekly - published a once per year special edition newsletter with their best book picks in collaboration with the NY Public Library: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/07/29/nypl-books/
There's no shortage of fuel for the hungry mind!