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Lynn W. reviewed How to Meditate : A Guide to Self-Discovery on
Helpful Score: 4
This book sucked!! If you are looking for a guide to lead you through meditation, THIs IS NOT IT!!!! All this book contains is how many dahli llamas and big and amazing spiritual ppl this person has met.HORRIBLE!!!
This little book gives a quick look at meditation, the types, and benefits for those who practice it. A simple procedure called Breath Counting is given for readers to try. The procedure is difficult to master but can be attained. Here's how: Find a comfortable position - sittintg, laying or standing - set a timer for fifteen minutes and begin. Count breaths: one, two, three, and four. Repeat the counts one through four concentrating on only counting breaths until the timer ends. blocking out all thoughts. Yes, I find this takes a good deal of practice!
The author state that the benefits include finding a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. Another benefit is derived not from how well you meditate but how hard you work at it which enables one to focus toward goal oriented behavior. Furthermore, meditation helps lower the rate of metabolism by blocking out distracting thoughts.
Basically, there are three types of meditative procedures for which one can obtain teachers although determined individuals can find many sources to read and help with two of them - the path through emotion and the path through the intellect. Those pursuing the path through action probably find it helpful to have a guide or teacher. Further discussion covers how different groups attain meditation, social significance and the importance of providing time and practicing religiously.