Hurry Up and Meditate: Your Starter Kit for Inner Peace and Better Health

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Allen & Unwin, Jan 1, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit
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For anyone who wants to start meditating but has been struggling to get to the cushion, here are all the motivation and tools you need to achieve greater balance, better health and a more panoramic perspective of life.
 

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Michie, David. Hurry Up and Meditate: Your Starter Kit for Inner Peace and Better Health. Snow Lion. 2008. c.126p. pap.HEALTH~A nuts-and-bolts primer recommended for collections whose clientele is ... Read full review

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1 Introduction
1
2 The physical benefits of meditation
13
3 The psychological benefits of meditation
33
The nuts and bolts
57
5 Different types of meditation
74
6 Seven ways to turbocharge your meditation
100
7 Measuring progess
116
8 Using meditation to heal
120
9 Troubleshooting
140
10 A bigger picture
146
References
153
Further reading
155
Index
156
Back cover
159
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Page 9 - At home I dream that at Naples, at Rome, I can be intoxicated with beauty, and lose my sadness. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. I seek the Vatican, and the palaces. I affect to be intoxicated with sights and suggestions, but I am not intoxicated My giant goes with me wherever I go.
Page 13 - The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives
Page 42 - Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. This kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, clarity and acceptance of present-moment reality. It wakes us up to the fact that our lives unfold only in moments. If we are not fully present for many of those moments, we may not only miss what is most valuable in our lives but also fail to realize the richness and the depth of our possibilities for growth and transformation.
Page 34 - We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Page 32 - Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Page 116 - Be patient with everyone, but above all, with yourself. I mean, do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage.
Page 41 - Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Page 36 - Richard Davidson, director of the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin, has found that mindfulness, or learning how to monitor one's own moods and thoughts, seems to improve the robustness of the patients

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