Secrets of Meditation
For thousands of years people have tried to tap into the stillness and silence that rests within to discover their deeper selves. In Secrets of Meditation, davidji takes you there, demystifying the practice along the way and guiding the reader on an epic journey into your own consciousness. Whether you are new to meditation, a crisis meditator, or someone who has been meditating for years, Secrets of Meditation will take your practice, and your life, to the next level.
In this insightful book, davidji shares his own meditation journey along his own path to awakening and shares the impact it can have on your physical health, your relationships, your emotional well-being, and your spiritual life. As the secrets to an effortless meditation practice are revealed, you will unlock the door to your own personal journey and discover what is actually supposed to happen when you close your eyes.
Davidji shares the wisdom of the ages in a very accessible and entertaining style—demystifying rigid commandments, revealing the five greatest myths of meditation, and illuminating the most powerful rituals to weave a practice into your day. Secrets of Meditation will have you meditating in minutes, setting powerful intentions for each day, and living a happier, easier, and more fulfilling life.
The first thing that called my attention when I received this book and started leafing through it was a comment most readers will miss: "The author donates all proceeds from this book to charity". How would you not want to read a book whose author is so caring and giving? It showed me that every page of this book is filled with hearty advice and a genuine desire to help the reader achieve a state of deep meditation and understand the benefits of this ancient practice.
The language is easy to follow, davidji is down to earth, engaging, and guides the readers in a very interesting path highlighting different types of meditation techniques and what to expect from each of the meditation styles. He tells his own story about his spiritual journey and illustrates it with many examples on how he achieved his proficiency in meditation.
It is the first time I read davidji and I'm hooked! It's not easy to follow a book about meditation, it becomes dull and boring at times, however, this book is exciting and inspiring! It's a great read and will really prompt you to try meditation. You can choose one that fits you better from the different kinds described in this volume: bodymind, visual, sound, energy, sensory, Buddhist, mantra and chanting meditation. Each is described in detail and each chapter explores the best technique on how to practice them, with very helpful hints and encouragement.
At the end of the book, davidji explores the myths around meditation and demystifies some beliefs about its practice, with accessible and easy to understand questions and answers.
This is a great book for those who want to start exploring the benefits of meditation and also for those who have been already practicing it. If you're serious about understanding what meditation is and how it can transform you, don't miss this jewel of inspiration and guidance to a better lifestyle!
I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.
The book shares stories about his students experiences as well, sharing questions and concerns for those just beginning to think about meditation--wondering if and how it can fit into their lives--as well as providing lots of information about the philosophy and techniques involved in the various paths for those who are interested in delving deeper and learning more.
There were times when reading this book that I felt it was getting a bit heavy on the technical, thankfully the author offered practice examples that served to lighten things up a bit. The examples served to take you out of your head of just studying meditation principles and actually doing it and perhaps feeling what meditation can do for you. I think it is important for people to not get too stuck in their heads when learning about meditation but to be able to experience it, even if just for a moment. Otherwise, this will just be another thing that they are not going to do.
One point that the author brings home is the importance of a daily meditation practice, and for me this was a good point. Though you may instantly feel lighter or more relaxed when doing some of the practice examples, to reap the fullness of it, just like anything else, it has to become a part of your life. I like to think about it like lifting weights, in this case building your spiritual and relaxation muscles. It doesn’t happen completely overnight, but with daily practice you begin to notice small changes that lead to bigger ones. It really all boils down to finding what works for you and perhaps this is it, and maybe it isn't. But this book gives you all of the information that you need, so that you can decide for yourself.
This book was provided to me for free from Hay House Publishing for me to review and contains my personal and honest opinion of the material.