Self-development is a vital step toward becoming someone wiser, more aware, and connected with oneself. Yet to achieve it and reach your personal and spiritual goals, you must first, understand yourself better. After all, self-development requires knowing what you need to improve on. However, one thing that may hold you back from this is thinking that you don’t have time to work on yourself. Positive leadership coach Beatrice Redi emphasizes that this is a myth. A fear of change, uncovering your shortcomings, and success may hold you back, but you can always make time to understand yourself better.
This has become even easier with the availability of self-development resources for busy individuals, particularly audiobooks. These materials are easy to access and integrate into your routine, especially with the audiobook subscriptions available today. Everand’s digital library lets you access many self-development audiobooks for the typical price of a single book, which you can then listen to offline. That makes it perfect for commuting or doing chores, so you’ll always have time for self-development even on a hectic schedule. Its range of works also means you can access insights across various categories, including spirituality, psychology, and career growth—like Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff and The Mountain is You by Brianna Wiest.
But what are the best titles for taking that vital first step for self-development: forging a stronger connection with your inner self? Here are a few to consider.
The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
One way to connect with your inner self is by becoming the authority in your life. Doing so will improve how you see the world, interact with others, and understand your actions and motivations. Spiritual teacher Gary Zukav will show you how to do this by evolving from someone who uses their power to manipulate and control themselves and their surroundings to someone who uses their power to align their personality with their soul. After listening to this, you’ll have a deeper understanding of yourself and your purpose in life.
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
This work is a New York Times bestseller, and for good reason. In this audiobook, motivational speaker Michael Singer will teach you how to find inner peace to achieve true happiness. Each chapter discusses how you can see your “self” from different angles, allowing you to look at your whole being more naturally and intuitively. In doing so, Singer reminds you that you already know yourself—you just need to be guided back into finding yourself to continue your journey of self-realization. It’s no wonder that even Oprah Winfrey finds the book an essential resource for spiritual growth and development.
IntraConnected by Daniel J. Siegel
If you appreciate combining science and spirituality, this audiobook is for you. It was published by W. W. Norton & Company—the oldest and largest independent publisher in the country that releases authoritative works on mental health, well-being, and education. That’s why you can trust the authoritative insights in IntraConnected, where psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel shares his personal reflections and scientific discussions of how your mind, brain, and relationships shape your identity. Weaving together these subjective and objective aspects, Siegel explains how you are more than an isolated self, but something bigger that is fundamental to social systems and the natural world. As such, you’ll begin to understand yourself as an identity and as part of humanity.
The Way of Integrity by Martha Beck
It can be intimidating to seek enlightenment and discover your true self alone. Luckily, you can find a companion in this audiobook. It provides a four-stage process that you can use to find integrity and a sense of purpose, gain emotional healing, and free yourself from mental suffering. Sociologist and life coach Martha Beck further breaks down this process into small, manageable steps, helping you become more confident as you embark on this journey to strengthen your connection with your inner being.
Forming a stronger connection with yourself is the first step to self-improvement. With the help of these audiobooks, you can more easily take the time to develop a deeper understanding of your identity.
To learn more about how you can discover your true self, read our other works here at Soul Language