Author: Mark Thornton
In this hectic, 24/7 world, meditation is one of the last things for which most
people have any time. This book shows a number of easy ways that anyone can do
"mini-meditations" at any time during the day, and that take only one minute at
Everyone has an area of calm deep inside themselves. Accessing that area will
decrease stress, re-energize yourself, and enliven the spirit, without closing
your eyes and sitting in a lotus position for hours.
Among the techniques are: breathing energy, ChiGung breath for calm, eating (or
walking or commuting) with Awareness, magnify heart energy, magnify wisdom,
seeing the good in all people and dealing with anger.
Start with just one technique, and practice until it becomes second nature.
Don't expect to "get" all of these techniques the first time.
This book also mentions quick things that can also be done by anyone at any
time. Change your screensaver or cell phone display to CALM or PRACTICE CALM.
Breathe in for four seconds, hold for one second, and breathe out for four
seconds. Check the muscles in your forehead, and around your eyes, to see if
they are relaxed. Massage them if needed. On the subway, imagine your spine is a
tube of pure white light, growing brighter and more intense.
This is intended for busy people who don't want to read a lot of spiritual
theory; they want to get right to How To Do It. The author is a former executive
at JPMorgan, so he understands workplace stress. He has done a fine job with
this book. It's simple, effective, and best of all, it's fast.
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