EXPLORING WITHIN

 

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” - Rumi


As we spend more and more time indoors these days, it's hard not to feel like we're missing out on all that life has to offer. With this selection of books, I hope you can take the time to explore the vast depths of your internal life and find there is still so much to discover when searching within.

                      meditation equilibrium GIF

 

list curated by Lorenzo

 

 

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The Essential Rumi - reissue: New Expanded Edition Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062509598
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Published: HarperOne - May 28th, 2004

This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.


The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Brooks Atkinson (Editor), Mary Oliver (Introduction by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780679783220
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Published: Modern Library - September 12th, 2000

Introduction by Mary Oliver
Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau
 


Siddhartha: An Indian Tale Cover Image
By Hermann Hesse, Joachim Neugroschel (Translated by), Ralph Freedman (Introduction by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780141181233
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 1st, 1999

A bold translation of Nobel Prize-winner Herman Hesse's most inspirational and beloved work, which was nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

A Penguin Classic


Blue Horses: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127819
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Published: Penguin Books - October 11th, 2016

In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature.


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The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety Cover Image
By Alan Watts, Deepak Chopra (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307741202
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Published: Vintage - February 8th, 2011

"The perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise" (Deepak Chopra), The Wisdom of Insecurity shows us how—in an age of unprecedented anxiety—we must embrace the present and live fully in the now in order to live a fulfilling life.


The Essential Emily Dickinson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062668875
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ecco - November 8th, 2016

How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781604079333
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Published: Sounds True - May 1st, 2013

Library Journal’s Best Books of 2013 selection
"When something is bothering you-a person is bugging you, a situation is irritating you, or physical pain is bothering you-you must work with your mind, and that is done through meditation. Working with our mind is the only means through which we'll actually begin to feel happy and contented with the world that we live in."


Leaves of Grass: (1855) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Walt Whitman, Harold Bloom (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143039273
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 28th, 2005

A deluxe edition of Whitman's crowning achievement, with an introductory essay by Harold Bloom

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.


For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735218772
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 22nd, 2019

"A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence." -- Richard Dawkins

"This lyrical exploration of how we can find beauty in the natural world comes from the daughter of Carl Sagan . . . A wonderful gift for your favorite reader." --Good Housekeeping


Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience, Expanded Edition (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
By Mumia Abu-Jamal, Cornel West (Foreword by), Julia Wright (Preface by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872867970
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Published: City Lights Books - December 17th, 2019

Profound meditations on life, death, freedom, family, and faith, written by radical Black journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal, while he was awaiting his execution.


Man's Search for Meaning Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner (Foreword by), William J. Winslade (Afterword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807014271
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Published: Beacon Press - June 1st, 2006

A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published.

“This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength.”
—Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 360/CNN