For this month of love, Diwan Bookstore has picked out 5 books about emotional wellness, incredible love stories and spirituality in Sufism.
1. Emotional Wellness: Transforming Fear, Anger, and Jealousy into Creative Energy
Osho, one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of our time, provides here a practical and comprehensive approach to dealing with our emotions through his book.
Emotional Wellness leads us to understand the roots of our emotions, to react to situations in a way that can teach us more about ourselves and others, and to respond to life’s inevitable ups and downs with far greater confidence and equilibrium.
2. The Map of Love
By Ahdaf Soueif
Here is an extraordinary cross-cultural love story that unfurls across Egypt, England, and the United States over the course of a century.
Isabel Parkman, a divorced American journalist, has fallen in love with a gifted and difficult Egyptian-American conductor. Shadowing her romance is the courtship of her great-grandparents Anna and Sharif nearly one hundred years before.
3. Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World
By Jacqueline Novogratz
It isn’t easy to reach success that is profitable and that includes mutually favorable relationships with workers and the communities in which they live. So how can today’s leaders, who often kick off their enterprises with high hopes and short timetables, navigate the challenges of poverty and war, of egos and impatience, which have stymied generations of investors who came before?
Drawing on inspiring stories from change-makers around the world and on memories of her own most difficult experiences, Jacqueline divulges the most common leadership mistakes and the mindsets needed to rise above them.
4. What the Wind Knows
By Amy Harmon
Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.
The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own.
5. The Knowing Heart – A Sufi Path of Transformation
By Kabir Helminski
As human beings, we stand on the threshold between two realities: the world of material existence and the world of spiritual Being. The “knowing heart” is the sacred place where these two dimensions meet and are integrated.
In Sufi teaching, the human heart is not a fanciful metaphor but an objective organ of intuition and perception. It is able to perceive all that is beautiful, lovely, and meaningful in life—and to reflect these spiritual qualities in the world, for the benefit of others.
Every human heart has the capacity and the destiny to bring that world of divine reality into this world of appearances.