I love to read. Books are the training weights
of the mind. Through them you can learn to think better and be a more
discriminating and reflective person. It is not about internalising the
content though but to put into practise what you've learned. There are
three books that I would consider a must read to everyone. Siddharta
by Hermann Hesse, The Art Of Loving by Erich
Fromm and The Art Of Living by Epictetus.
The first really important book I read was the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This was in 2001 and it was the first time that I discovered what an impact powerful books can have on ones life. This is by far the best of his books and I really liked the simplicity and the message.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama