My Top 5 books of 2020
Here are my top five books of 2020. They have helped me deal with the global pandemic and everything associated with it in possibly the sanest way.
1. Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
By Tyson Yunkaporta
TY provides a template for living. How indigenous thinking can help us save the world. How to stay connected with the earth and look at things from a whole new perspective. It’s about how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It’s about how we learn and how we remember. He asks how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently?
2. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
By Michael Singer
We learn how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. It helps understand what you can do to free yourself from the habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit your consciousness.
3. The Ride of a Lifetime
By Robert Iger
Great leadership lessons for CEOs and those who are helping CEOs to fulfil their potential. It is a memoir of great leadership and success achieved over a fifteen-year journey of reinventing Disney as one of the world’s most beloved companies. Wonderfully inspirational, and magical in his approach, tapping into the immense potential of his people.
4. Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble
By Stephen Jenkinson
Jenkinson believes humans are living longer than ever before but have lost the leadership and wisdom of elders. In a “working” culture, everyone alive would be an ‘elder in training’ whose character developed not unlike like a fine wine, he says. He makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species. As our population ages, there is a strong case to ensure that everybody understands the subtle difference between getting old and becoming an elder. Elderhood is a function rather than an identity, it is not something you earn because we have become a grandparent.
5. The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
By Haemin Sunim
Those who are keen on understanding Mindfulness and wanting to slow down will greatly enjoy this book. Haemin Sunim is a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the US challenging us with the question ‘Is it the world that’s busy, or my mind?’ We know how fast everything goes around us, but that does not mean we have to as well.