E–pub/E–book [Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics] ´ Dan Harris

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
  • Dan Harris
  • en
  • 12 July 2020
  • 9780399588945

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Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Read & Download Ô 100 Ing parents military cadets police officers and even a few celebrities They create a taxonomy of the most common issues “I suck at this” “I don’t have the time” etc and offer up science based life hacks to help people overcome themThe book is filled with game changing and deeply practical meditation instructions Amid it all unspools the strange and hilarious story of what happens when a congenitally sarcastic type A journalist and a groovy Canadian mystic embark on an epic road trip into America’s neurotic underbelly as well as their own. Dan Harris shares thoughts about meditation and its benefits in this second book in his 10% Happier series This time he teams up with Jeff Warren a master meditator and Carlye Adler a writer and the result is a clever and thoughtful look at meditation especially for those of us who tend to think meditation might be too much work I took furious notes as I read this book Some of my favoritesThere are hindrances in meditation and lifeBoredomsleepinessDesire to do something anythingAversion fear dislike angerWorry anxiety restlessnessDoubtTo deal with the hindrances look at them as they appear Name them Examine them Lean into what arises without judgmentI also loved the idea of Free Range Meditation the idea of using little minutes here and there to meditateThe whole book is like having a personal meditation trainer encouraging you sharing troubles sharing tips helping you over the hard parts

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Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Read & Download Ô 100 Llions of people who want to meditate but aren’t actually practicing What’s holding them backIn this guide to mindfulness and meditation for beginners and experienced meditators alike Harris and his friend Jeff Warren a masterful teacher and “Meditation MacGyver” embark on a cross country uest to tackle the myths misconceptions and self deceptions that stop people from meditating They rent a rock star tour bus whose previous occupants were Parliament Funkadelic and travel across eighteen states talking to scores of would be meditators includ. I have been meditating for short intervals for about a year and a half by no means a new meditator and yet not an experienced meditator either I found the framework the meditations and the perspective of two meditators who have worked at building a practice and struggled at times to be very helpful I particularly enjoyed the meditation welcome to the party and lines like your juicy animal body certainly made me smile I found Dan s storytelling and wit funny humble and kept the book moving along His embracing of himself as an imperfect human striving for manageable and obtainable continuous improvement was refreshingI did find some of the dialogue between Jeff and Dan to be a bit cheesy or somewhat rehearsed but Jeff s variety of meditations and his genuine love for wanting to spread meditation as a practice without religious or New Age overtones won me overDisclaimer I know one of the founders of the 10% happier app Ben who appears in the book and I deeply enjoyed the stories about their time together on the bus I have been a subscriber of the app for about a year and I am continually blown away by what they ve built Great optional companion to the book and the further reading recommended by Dan and Jeff in the book that are listed on the 10 percent happier website I have since been added to my reading list Well worth your time if you have any curiosity about meditation or have tried it in the past with or without success

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Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Read & Download Ô 100 ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals play Ultimate Frisbee and use the word “namaste” without irony After he had a panic attack on live television he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to become one of meditation’s most vocal public proponentsHere’s what he’s fixated on now Science suggests that meditation can lower blood pressure mitigate depression and anxiety and literally rewire key parts of the brain among numerous other benefits And yet there are mi. Dan Harris the ABC news anchor and Jeffrey Warren team together to narrate this fun book about meditation They went along with a number of others on a road trip on a bus around the country bringing the message of meditation to far flung locations around the country They alternate anecdotes about their road trip with discussions about the philosophy and practice of meditation along with examples of meditation techniuesFor some reason this book just didn t grab me I do believe that meditation can be helpful And Dan Harris goes in some depth successfully I think to rebut the excuse I would do meditation but I just don t have the time However to me talking about meditation is something akin to dancing about architecture It just is not an approach that puts me in the right frame of mind