Meditation from Thought to Action [With CD] (Paperback)
|Bring meditation from quiet sitting to active living. This book and CD package describes meditation in yoga, Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, and Confucianism. Clear meditation instructions are included in the book, and the 70-minute CD contains beautifully guided meditations.|
From the Publisher:
This book/CD is for anyone who would like to accomplish more and improve the quality of personal and interpersonal activity using time-honored meditative methods. This new edition updates all chapters and adds an appendix on research and neuroscience findings. The book begins by grounding in the philosophies of the East--Yoga, Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, and Confucianism--with the express purpose of guiding readers to bring this ancient wisdom into everyday life. West meets East with a chapter on the interface between Eastern meditation and Western scientific holism, Gestalt psychology, and self-actualization. In Part II useful skills are given to form a basis of meditation practice in concentration of attention, visualization, and body awareness. Explicit guidelines for classic meditation methods lead into meditating from thought to effective action. Part III include specific meditation exercises, more than forty in all! Action is the focus of everyday life, and these exercises address action at its core--what holds us back from fulfilling ourselves and what can make things flow smoothly. Learn to resolve conflict, gain self-discipline, and find a healthy balance for life, from quiet sitting to happy, active living. The appendix shows how meditation came to the West and has been studied by Western researchers. With the latest findings, readers can be assured that meditation has many well-proven positive effects on mind, body, and brain! The Accompanying CD guides listeners into a deep, enjoyable calming and revitalizing experiences. Learn mindfulness, centering, attuning, and more for a happy, fulfilling, active life!