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Why Meditate? The Essential Book About How Meditation Can Enrich Your Life Paperback – June 9, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 345 pages
  • Publisher: Marlowe & Company (June 9, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156924586X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569245866
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,215,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Why Meditate? The Essential Book About How Meditation Can Enrich Your Life asks what this ancient spiritual practice has to do with daily living. The essay collection is compiled by Clint Willis, editor of Avalon's Adrenaline outdoor adventure series. Seventeen writers, including Annie Dillard, Peter Matthiessen, Alan Watts, Sogyal Rinpoche and Shunryu Suzuki offer answers to the question posed in the title. Some meditate to better manage their lives; basketball coach and player Phil Jackson has used the concept of "mindful basketball" to coach stars like Shaquille O'Neal, and other writers describe using the practice to better cope with grief or anxieties. Clinical psychologist John Welwood describes the ways it can complement the process of psychotherapy. But ultimately, as Willis observes in his introduction, the practice of meditation is its own reward.

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This is the only book I have seen recently that has a complete collection of essays from people from all walks of life, writing about what it means to them personally to meditate. The contributors include writers, meditation teachers, practicing buddhists and ordinary people. They write about what brought them personally to meditation and how they used it at the time of grief, death of a person close to them, compassion in their marriage or in raising children. Some of the essays made me cry, some made me laugh. And for me personally it became clear that we all experience meditation differently. Only a lucky few experience enlightment. But what is important is to be consistant and practice regularly. The practice, when set with intention and dediction will bring result, in its own time. What is important is to separate oneself from the rest of the world a little bit of the time, in solitude, contemplation and peace and just focus on oneself, one's well-being and and calm. The rest will come to its place. We have to learn to live in the present, let go of the past and not anticipate future since we do not know what the future brings. Meditation is experinecing life and death, love and compassion, pain and peace - acknowledging those feelings and emotions and letting go. Once there is complete emptiness and unattachment, one can glide thru life as both participant and quiert observer of life around us and people in it. Wonderful book for people seeking higher thuth, students of zen and everyone else curious about meditation.
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