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Get Some Headspace Paperback – January 1, 2012
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I'll get the negatives out of the way first. I was searching for a book on meditation for beginners, and what I found was a book on meditation for dummies. It is aimed at the lowest common denominator, the writing style is unsophisticated, and it could benefit from some additional editing. (For example, I am surprised that an editor would allow the publication of phrases such as "quite unique" and "10 p.m. in the evening." In fairness, though, I have an advance reading copy, and perhaps these errors will be corrected before the book goes to press.Read more ›
The title of this book intrigued me because like many Westerners, I felt a void in certain areas and felt "head space" could be a positive. The author, Andy Puddicombe, is a former Buddhist monk and is recognized as an important mindfulness meditation expert in the UK.
The introduction seems a bit drawn out, but it actually dispels some myths about meditation and introduces the reader to the reasons behind the concepts in the book. It addresses the values and principles of meditation, and the author's personal experiences.
The book is in sections
1. 'The Approach'
2. The Practice'
3. 'The Integration',
Each of these move the reader from background and general interest to preparing to meditate and then to incorporating the concept of mindfulness into your life.
Along the way are a series of short exercises one can do while reading, which is really a good introduction.
The book is manageable and easy to follow. Personal examples and stories are blended throughout the book and make the topics easier to follow as he is describing them.
He tries to balance the value of meditation between focus and relaxation, which makes the comments on mindfulness more understandable. The focus of "Get Some Headspace" is a greater awareness and understanding of ourselves and those we interact with.Read more ›
Andy Puddicombe's book, "Get Some Headspace" has finally got me going in the right direction. I'm not totally there yet, but I'm making progress. The thing I liked best about his book is that he's very down to earth and has a great way of explaining how to get to a point of living mindfully. He uses lots of stories and analogies. One of my favorites is the Blue Sky analogy. Think of being in a storm with dark clouds everywhere in sight and rain and thunder and lightning and noise. Then think of taking off in an airplane and breaking through all those dark clouds to a sunny blue sky. The blue sky is like the calm state our minds realize when we meditate.Read more ›
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This is a fantastic book on practical mindfulness and meditation! I have experienced wonderful benefits incorporating many of these principles into my own life. Highly recommend!Published 22 days ago by Jason Harris
So far.. GREAT! The sleep meditation exercise really helped my insomnia.Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
I had a space in my head
That was full of all the stuffs I ever had.
Some were dirty, some were silly, some lost in maze
There was no spare room in my... Read more
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