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New and expanded, the bestselling, innovative program that advanced the mindfulness revolution
 
People are always looking for new ways to reduce stress, increase productivity, and lead more well-rounded, happier lives. Many have sought a solution in meditation. However, simple, clear instruction is often difficult to find, and most teachers and books make meditation seem like a chore—something you have to do for up to an hour each day.
 
8 Minute Meditation is the first program created to give beginners the exact tools they need to learn to meditate and do it in a time-frame that even the busiest people can easily handle: just 8 minutes a day. 
 
The new tenth anniversary edition of 8 Minute Meditation surveys the latest mindfulness developments. It also contains  the complete, original 8 Minute Meditation program, one of the all-time best-selling mindfulness programs in history.  Features include clear, supportive step-by-step instruction, FAQs,  and “troubleshooting” your mindfulness practice.  All in the time between two television commercials!

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“The most American form of meditation yet.” — Time
“Indeed humorous, wise, effective, and resolutely nonsectarian.” — Library Journal

About the Author

Victor Davich is an authority on meditation and mindfulness. Sales of his best-selling meditation books currently exceed 150,000 copies. Victor''s personal mindfulness practice proved invaluable in his positions as a copywriter, business affairs attorney, marketing executive, and producer for a number of Fortune 500 advertising agencies and motion picture studios, including Paramount Pictures.

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PREFACE

IF YOU ARE reading these words, there’s something drawing you to meditation.

Maybe you’ve heard that meditation can help you become more peaceful and feel safer in a complex, uncertain, and often harsh world. Perhaps there’s another reason. Maybe you don’t even know why.

But you do know you’d like to learn to meditate. Only problem is, meditation sounds really complicated and extremely time-consuming. If only you could find a simple way to meditate that would suit your lifestyle yet provide the benefits you long for . . .

Well, here’s good news: You’ve found it! And all it takes is 8 minutes a day.

8 Minute Meditation is the revolutionary new program that will change your life as easily as it fits into it. In just 8 minutes a day—the space between two television commercial breaks—you can build a lifetime meditation practice. Time magazine calls it “the most American form of meditation yet.”

 

BEGINNINGS

This year’s Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey, but it looks as if the Seattle Seahawks will have the ‘ohm’ team advantage, as head coach Pete Carroll encourages all his players to meditate daily.

—ABC NEWS, JANUARY 2014

YOU COULDN’T HAVE CHOSEN a more exciting time to discover meditation, the path to mindfulness, and a happier life.

It seems that everyone is meditating these days, from publishing moguls like Rupert Murdoch to the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. They’re even calling it “The Mindfulness Revolution.”

It’s now more than ten years since the original publication of 8 Minute Meditation. Meditation has come a long way from Zen monks sitting and staring at white walls in silence. The decade has been nothing short of transformational, exciting, and revolutionary for the practice of meditation to develop mindfulness.

Meditation and mindfulness have gone mainstream, featured in magazines like Fortune, Forbes, and Vogue, online in the New York Times and Huffington Post, and instantly available on your mobile device. It seems not a day goes by where you won’t see meditation mentioned in the media somewhere and in some context—not as something flaky, eccentric, or countercultural, but something totally American. Why? Because the more focused and present you are, the happier and less stressed you can be.

Meditation is now taught everywhere, from grade schools to medical schools. Entertainers like Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres meditate before they perform. It’s also being used by such diverse institutions as Procter & Gamble and the US Marine Corps.

But meditation is not just for celebrities, CEOs, and professional athletes. Meditation and its resultant mindfulness are incredible tools that can be applied in every walk of life—including yours. Meditation and mindfulness are now part of the American culture, offering a path to better health, productivity, creativity, and physical and mental health.

Right now, you’re probably eager to start practicing mindfulness with 8 Minute Meditation. But before we get down to the actual program, let’s take a few minutes and explore the skills you’re going to develop. Doing so may give you ideas of your own as to how to utilize meditation and apply it to your own life.

Let’s begin with meditation.

MEDITATION: THE PORTAL TO MINDFULNESS

In my opinion, meditation is the simplest, most powerful tool ever devised for the cultivation of mindfulness. It is indeed the “portal” to mindfulness.

While it might be possible to develop mindfulness without a meditation practice, it certainly would be the hard way, kind of like learning to ride a bike without training wheels. Training wheels, as we know, let you learn to ride with a minimum of scraped knees and frustration. So think of meditation as “training wheels for your mind” that will allow you to optimally develop mindfulness.

A Definition of Meditation: “Allowing What Is”

Legend has it that the Buddha taught 83,000 methods of meditation. That may or may not be true, but the bottom line is that, if he did, those 83,000 instructions would probably have included “Allow what is.” For it is this allowing that makes it possible to connect with mindfulness.

How to “Allow”

Meditation affords you a constant opportunity to allow what is. Each 8 Minute Meditation technique is designed to help you develop this skill. When you meditate, even for 8 minutes, you reinforce the practice of allowing anything and everything that arises in your mind and body to do so, without intervening, judging, or manipulating it.

Note that allowing “what is” is not something you do once and then you’re done; allowing what is is a skill developed by repetition. That’s why meditation is called a “practice.” Why is this? Why does the mind have such difficulty accepting and allowing what is?

The answer might be found by taking a look at what your mind thinks is its job: to alleviate your unhappiness and suffering. To accomplish this, your mind will manipulate, cajole, intimidate—in short, do whatever needs to be done to make you happy. This constant thinking, judging, and evaluating is what my friend Marc Lerner calls “mind-made reality.” Of course, it never really does the trick, because there’s only so much you can do to mentally control and manipulate the world to the perfect state you think you desire.

So how do you achieve real happiness? Like I’ve said: Allow what is. 8 Minute Meditation comes with a set of “Operating Instructions.” And perhaps the most important one is “allow, allow, allow,” a variation of the first rule of real estate: location, location, location. Make “allow, allow, allow” your mantra (slogan) and you will change your life.

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS? AND WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Mainstream magazines and books are devoting increasingly more space to mindfulness. It’s been defined as everything from “presence” to “The Now” to “being in the moment.” Although this is exciting, it can also be confusing. You might come away from your readings with thoughts like:

“What is mindfulness anyway?”

“What makes mindfulness so great?”

“What’s in it for me?”

“How do I get it?”

These are excellent and important questions, particularly if you have an interest in developing a mindfulness practice. So let’s take a look at them.

A Definition of “Mindfulness”

What does the word mindfulness mean? Is it a noun (a quality) or a verb (an activity)? This isn’t a sixth-grade grammar lesson or a word game; it’s fundamental to understanding mindfulness.

The dictionaries say that “mindfulness” is a quality and therefore a noun. This may be grammatically correct, but it can cause confusion, giving the impression that mindfulness is some “thing” to add to your inventory, like a new Honda or iPhone.

In my opinion, the better view of mindfulness is that it is a verb that expresses an action—the “action” of allowing. Allowing what is to be just as it is. Moment by moment. Experience by experience. Breath by breath.

So for the purposes of 8 Minute Meditation, we will define mindfulness as this:

Mindfulness is allowing what is.

Your next question might be “What does allowing ‘what is’ do for me?” For starters, when you allow what is, you are present, here, in the Moment. “Here” means that you are residing in this moment, observing and allowing everything that is arising in your senses—whether you are meditating on a mountaintop or making a tuna fish sandwich in your kitchen. You’re not, as author Josh Baran says, “elsewhere and elsewhen.”

Right now I can hear you saying, “What’s the big deal? I’m ‘here’ right now. Matter of fact, I’m always here . . . ! Well, aren’t I?” To see if this is true, let’s do a short investigation into this thing called “mindfulness.”

Investigation: Mindfulness

[Note: This is a two-part exercise. Read the instructions and then put down your book to do it.]

• Gently close your eyes.

PART ONE

• For the next minute or so, simply watch your thoughts. Just let them come and go.

• As you do this, note how much of your thinking is occupied with the past or the future. In other words, notice how often you are “elsewhere or elsewhen.”

• Gently open your eyes, pause, take a breath, and close them again.

PART TWO

• For the next couple of minutes, summon up the experience of something you really love: This could be anything from viewing a Matisse, hearing the sound of Joni Mitchell’s voice, or maybe something as simple as tasting your favorite chocolate.

• As you immerse yourself in this experience, focus full attention on what you are doing. Really see those vibrant colors, hear Joni’s sublime voice, taste that divine chocolate.

• When you’re done, gently open your eyes.

Good work! Now, let’s compare Part One and Part Two:

In which part did you feel more grounded? More present? More “here”?

In which part were you more relaxed?

In which part did you experience more “mind chatter” and thinking?

In which state would you prefer to live?

If you found a preference for Part Two, you’re not alone. This is a “mindful” state, the state of being “here.”

Mindfulness: “What’s in It for Me?”

Right now, you might be thinking, “Okay, all this is interesting, but how is being mindful going to change my life and make me a better person, more productive and more successful?” And of course, how does it answer the question that is always in the forefront of our minds: Can mindfulness make me happier?

You also might be thinking, “Well, this moment isn’t so great. Someone dinged my new car, I just broke up a five-year relationship, and my job security is nil. In fact, I don’t just dislike this moment—I hate it!

Okay, I hear you. So stop—take a deep breath. And relax. What is it that is making you so upset? Is it the Moment you just experienced in our earlier investigation? Or is it the events that are occurring in this moment?

This is a bit challenging, but stick with me here. This isn’t a lesson in linguistics. That capital “M” makes a difference. Because it lets you see exactly where you are right now: mindfully present in the Moment, or lost in the content of the moment, with thoughts primarily about the past or future.

Your experience of life is determined by where you focus your attention. If you focus on content, i.e., the thoughts, images, and feelings arising right now, your attention is lost in a world of judging things as good, bad, or neutral—a real roller-coaster ride.

However, when you focus on being in the Moment you can directly experience a spaciousness that embraces and includes all the happenings and events arising in the here and now. And in this spaciousness, you can experience the basic peace, clarity, and insight that is your birthright—the “aliveness of the Moment.” Right here. Right now.

Other writers and teachers describe the Moment in their own ways:

• Eckhart Tolle says: “Most people confuse the Now with what happens in the Now, but that’s not what it is . . . Do not confuse the content of this moment with the Now.”

• British nonduality teacher Jeff Foster says: “Remembering who you really are involves a subtle shift of attention from a tense present to the present tense.”

Now pause, take another deep breath, and just settle into your body. Does the Moment sound like a place you’d like to live in? What could be better than to be mindful and clear and nonjudging?

Like I say, living in the Moment is your birthright. It is not some special state reserved for a select spiritual few, or vegetarians, or longtime meditators. The truth is that the Moment is already present—and has always been. The Moment is always ready to meet you, whenever and wherever you are ready to receive it.

Mindfulness: The Path to Real Happiness

The Dalai Lama puts it simply: The goal of life is to be happy. And heaven knows we try everything we can to make that so, from acquiring new cars to new lovers to better homes and gardens. And while material things may provide temporary satisfaction, inevitably objects and circumstances change. Which means you’re usually never happy for long.

Is there another path to real happiness?

The answer is yes. Mindfulness: a way to happiness that arises from open acceptance of whatever is arising right here and right now. This is an unshakable happiness independent of conditions, external happenings, and your never-ending internal story. This happiness, independent of conditions, affords you an unshakable vantage point from which to deal with your daily life no matter what arises, good, bad, or ugly.

If this sounds like something you want, you’re in the right place to begin your journey to mindfulness.

MINDFULNESS TODAY

As I mentioned at the beginning, there’s a mindfulness revolution happening. And I think it is the result of a “perfect storm” in our current civilization that includes:

• Easier and wider access to mindfulness and meditation instruction

• People realizing the benefits of mindfulness in their professional and personal interactions and communication

• The desire to find better ways to adapt to a lightning-speed culture and an increasingly complex, technology-dominated world

• The understanding that mindfulness can be applied to corporate and other nontraditional settings to increase productivity, reduce stress, and allow innovative insights

Let’s look at a few current examples of the Mindfulness Revolution.

New “Delivery Systems” for Mindfulness

Mobile and audio courses and other Internet technologies now make it possible for anyone to access mindful meditation instruction, anytime and anywhere.

More and more people are accessing mindfulness through smartphones. Mobile apps like Simply8 (www.simply8.com) guide students through a daily, three-week meditation program. The Huffington Post’s GPS for the Soul even contains a built-in heart sensor to alert you when you’re calm or stressed.

The Internet also offers a wide variety of opportunities to learn mindfulness and meditation. For example, well-known mindfulness teacher Shinzen Young offers an extensive free website, www.basicmindfulness.org, where you can also register for his once-a-month Basic Mindfulness Practice Programs that include guided meditation instruction and interactive participation.

Mindfulness and Health Care

Many of the nation’s hospital systems, such as Kaiser Permanente and Aetna, now offer classes in mindfulness meditation to patients as part of their wellness programs. And this is more than altruistic in light of new evidence that mindfulness practice can result in both physical and mental health benefits, not to mention cost savings.

The hospital setting for mindfulness isn’t just limited to patients: Doctors also now can avail themselves of mindfulness training to counteract job burnout at medical schools like the University of Massachusetts and hospitals like the Mayo Clinic.

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Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2017
If you''re looking for a fluffy good-feelsey meditation theory book, this isn''t it. What it is, though, is a practical guide to creating a lasting relationship with meditation. Victor has created an eight week program with eight different simple meditations to practice for... See more
If you''re looking for a fluffy good-feelsey meditation theory book, this isn''t it. What it is, though, is a practical guide to creating a lasting relationship with meditation. Victor has created an eight week program with eight different simple meditations to practice for eight minutes a day. Each week he introduces a new meditation technique that you practice for the next seven days, and each technique, although distinct, increases in skill. I really enjoyed reading this book and following Victor''s program. Although I didn''t become enlightened, I have developed a much more chill relationship with my mind and the world around me. I highly recommend this book to fellow meditation newbies.
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If you are interested in a simple and effective approach to learning how to meditate, this book is for you.
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2015
I have been into numerous mindfulness activities over the years. I have done hypnosis, self-hypnosis, Zen, Taoism, Tai Chi and Qigong. I am also familiar with numerous types of meditation techniques; however, I never read this book (8 Minute Meditation by Victor Davich)... See more
I have been into numerous mindfulness activities over the years. I have done hypnosis, self-hypnosis, Zen, Taoism, Tai Chi and Qigong. I am also familiar with numerous types of meditation techniques; however, I never read this book (8 Minute Meditation by Victor Davich) until recently when I purchased it for a bargain price on Amazon.

Even though I have numerous books on meditation I found this 195 paperback volume surprisingly refreshing, interesting and informative. Where most books on meditation recommend doing two 20-minute sessions as a minimum, the author, in order to bring more people into the practice of mindfulness meditation promotes just 8 minute sessions at a starting point.

I love the writing style and approach this writer uses to encourage the reader to practice meditation. He gives easy and practical answers to numerous questions about meditation. This text is organized into three parts. Part one meditation 101 gives a simple and practical introduction to the subject of meditation. The second part goes into detail on his 8 week meditation program. The final section explains how to upgrade beyond the 8 minute meditation program.

In conclusion, this book is one of the best I have ever read on introducing meditation practice to anyone interested in the subject. If you are interested in a no nonsense, simple and effective meditation system you should check out this wonderful book.

Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Haiku Moments: How to read, write and enjoy haiku).
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Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2014
I have mixed feelings about this book. It is one of the first books about meditation that I read, so I''m thankful for the introduction to meditation it provided me. Some phrases still stick with me as I practice meditation (such as "Allow what is"). However, this... See more
I have mixed feelings about this book. It is one of the first books about meditation that I read, so I''m thankful for the introduction to meditation it provided me. Some phrases still stick with me as I practice meditation (such as "Allow what is"). However, this book is a very shallow introduction to meditation, specifically tailored to a Western audience. And the book itself acknowledges this. So I''m not knocking it for accomplishing what the author set out to do. The major thing that bothered me about the book is that it''s about twice as long as it needs to be. There is a lot of repetition throughout (good for teaching at times, but much of it felt like filler), and there''s the overarching feeling that I''m reading a long infomercial.

If you''re not familiar with meditation, check this book out and use it as a launching pad. If you are familiar with meditation, skip this one, as there''s not much information here that you won''t already know.
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Easy as A-B-C!
Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2007
The 8-MINUTE MEDITATION...book by Victor Davich is a wonderful beginner''s guide to meditating. Without going into the philosophical or religious aspects of meditation, Davich presents just the basics in simple to understand and humorous writing. The book is... See more
The 8-MINUTE MEDITATION...book by Victor Davich is a wonderful beginner''s guide to meditating. Without going into the philosophical or religious aspects of meditation, Davich presents just the basics in simple to understand and humorous writing.

The book is broken into three parts:
Part One - explains the what, why, and how to use the 8-MINUTE MEDITATION...book giving the reader a basic understanding of what they''ll be doing and what to expect

Part Two - this is the actual meditation program. It''s broken down into 8 weeks and 8 chapters, with each chapter/week focusing on different forms of meditation that you''ll be doing. The chapters are short and all begin with what you''ll be doing, and followed by a Q&A that should answer any concerns or questions that come up that week. Very helpful. I read one chapter a week so as to not anticipate the next week''s meditation technique.

Part Three - this is at the end of the 8-weeks and if you decide to extend the 8-minute meditation to a longer duration, Davich provides the info here.

I really enjoyed the book! Having never meditated before, I now meditate 8-minutes everyday and it has become part of my daily routine. Although I''ve completed the 8-weeks, I haven''t extended the duration of my sessions because I feel that 8-minutes works for me right now. Maybe in the future I''ll extend the time.

The first time I meditated, following the book, I busted out laughing! In the beginning section, Davich explains how simple it is to start meditating by just focusing on your breath. In fact that''s the first week meditation. Anyway, he explains that even though it sounds simple it takes some effort to remain focused on your breath. He recounts that this was what he did the first time he meditated and thought it would be easy. He writes that within 20 seconds he started planning meals and shopping lists etc., and couldn''t believe how many thoughts were popping up in his head.

Well, I thought it would be simple too. But like Davich, after about 10-seconds all kinds of thoughts started firing off in my head...and they came fast and furious, and that''s why I had to laugh!

As far as improving my state of mind, I have to admit that I don''t obsess about things as much as I used to. Not to say that I don''t get irritated or frustrated or anxious, but now I realize what''s going on and I''m able to let it go.

So if you''re curious about meditating, the 8-MINUTE MEDITATION...book is a great place to start.
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Quiet Your Mind, Change Your Life.
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2009
Time Magazine calls "8 Minute Meditation" the "most American form of meditation yet". This is a brilliant book that makes meditation accessible to anyone who has the slightest interest in the subject. 8 minutes per day will change your life forever. This book will enrich,... See more
Time Magazine calls "8 Minute Meditation" the "most American form of meditation yet". This is a brilliant book that makes meditation accessible to anyone who has the slightest interest in the subject. 8 minutes per day will change your life forever. This book will enrich, deepen and enhance the spiritual practice of anyone, regardless of their faith tradition. It does something most other meditation books don''t: It makes meditation practice pleasant, enjoyable, even fun to learn. From the very beginning, you''ll reap the benefit of meditation such as calm, clarity, happiness and well-being. As you continue to meditate, you will find yourself more relaxed, yet, paradoxically, more alert. You will experience better focus and concentration; and this in turn leads to better comprehension of even the most complex materials. A steady, 8 minute practice is cumulative and builds "Mindfulness Muscle". This book sets up a program for the 8 week meditation program. Afterward, you will be offered an "upgrade" section, offering you ways to make your meditation practice deeper and apply it to everyday life. It also introduces the Meditation in Action Template which will show you how you can apply meditation to every single one of your daily activities. Remember, you''re doing great. Just move on with your life - with meditation at your side. Apply the strategies in this book and happiness will be yours.
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Covers the Basics to Get You Started
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2015
Critics of this book complain that 8 minutes of meditation per day is not enough. However, by the author''s own admission (in the "upgrade" section, part III) you are encouraged to expand upon the time after you become comfortable with the process. Like any... See more
Critics of this book complain that 8 minutes of meditation per day is not enough. However, by the author''s own admission (in the "upgrade" section, part III) you are encouraged to expand upon the time after you become comfortable with the process. Like any exercise--mental or physical--one needs to start slowly and build up. When I was training for my first 10 mile run, I didn''t start by running 10 miles, I started with less than a mile and walking part of the way. Meditation is no different--start slowly and build up.
This book is an excellent primer for those who have never mediated and want to learn.
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Perfect for beginners
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2009
I bought this book because I was looking at meditation for dummies to take my meditation practice to another level and found a review that suggested this book was better. I''ve meditated on and off for a couple years on my own and always wanted to take it to another level... See more
I bought this book because I was looking at meditation for dummies to take my meditation practice to another level and found a review that suggested this book was better. I''ve meditated on and off for a couple years on my own and always wanted to take it to another level but never did. I don''t regret buying this book for a second. 8 minute meditation is an 8 week program that changes your meditation technique from week to week, each week bringing you deeper into the meditation. I believe at the end you choose one of the techniques to continue depending on what you are trying to accomplish. Currently I just started on week 5 and have noticed improved concentration and a calmer mind; however I will say that I do 8 minutes twice a day rather than the once a day the book tries to mandate - this is ONLY because I have been doing meditation for a couple years - a beginner should stick to the 8 minutes once a day mandate in the book.

There is a stigma about the word meditation - that it somehow implies religion must be attached to it. There is no religion in this book which is perfect for me. I wish we had another word than meditation so that people would realize it can have nothing to do with religion if one chooses. It is simply the act of training you''re mind to "allow what is" as this book defines meditation and teaches you how to do. This allows you to surpass your thoughts that have nothing to do with the moment which amazingly improves your concentration.

I''m sorry to say that I can''t say weather meditation for dummies is better or not as I''ve had that book for 4 weeks and haven''t read more that a couple pages of it.
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Good introduction to learning how mediation may help you
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2016
Bought this to learn about mediation since I had never tried it before. The reviews helped me decide to purchase via Kindle. I have now gone through all 8 weeks and am continuing on as stated in last chapter. I found the book easy to read/comprehend and immediately tried... See more
Bought this to learn about mediation since I had never tried it before. The reviews helped me decide to purchase via Kindle. I have now gone through all 8 weeks and am continuing on as stated in last chapter. I found the book easy to read/comprehend and immediately tried mediation per his instructions. So far the benefits to me seem to be a calmer feeling, better sleep (not waking up at 3am and not getting back to sleep) and my blood pressure is lower. Now to learn more how this might benefit me long term. I am a believer now but will see where this journey will lead me. I liked that his approach is simple and easy and only required 8 minutes or so of my time daily.
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Mikey
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A welcoming introduction
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 24, 2017
Lovely introduction into the world/art of meditation. Davich takes his time with the reader, allowing them to explore various avenues of meditation.
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T. O. Yates
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Great buy
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Superb book. Deliverer no problem recommend company highly
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I now have a better understanding what is happening and some techniques that can ...
Reviewed in Canada on August 28, 2016
I have this incessant voice in my head that can drive me crazy at times. It focuses in on things that I would rather not remember and then proceed to play it back in my mind over and over again. One relatively recent event was in fast food place where I was accosted by this...See more
I have this incessant voice in my head that can drive me crazy at times. It focuses in on things that I would rather not remember and then proceed to play it back in my mind over and over again. One relatively recent event was in fast food place where I was accosted by this aggressive SOB with his family because they thought I had looked at them the wrong way. Normally, I would have engaged this person but for some reason, on this occasion, I sat there and took his insults. Rather than letting it go, the voice in my head keeps playing the incident back and telling me that I should not have taken this insult to the point where I was slowly becoming more aggressive. I tried some herbal methods to combat these feelings with minimal relief. I had heard that meditation might be helpful and had tried for a while but did not feel it was helping. At a later date, I read some of the reviews on 8 Minute Meditation on Amazon and decided to give it a try and I think it is working for me. I now have a better understanding what is happening and some techniques that can be applied to combat these voices. What I like about this book is the 8 minute chunks of meditation. It is amazing how quickly it has become a habit. The book is also written with plain language explanations and Q/A’s that I found very useful to help keep me on track. I hope that above prove useful to others.
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Basic, easy to follow
Reviewed in Canada on March 7, 2017
I purchased this book seven weeks ago and have beein doing the 8 minute meditation daily. What I like about this book is that it is clear and simple to understand - basic. There is a lot of information about Meditation, but some, for me, is too much information for a...See more
I purchased this book seven weeks ago and have beein doing the 8 minute meditation daily. What I like about this book is that it is clear and simple to understand - basic. There is a lot of information about Meditation, but some, for me, is too much information for a beginner. By the way, I ordered two more copies for friends last Monday and its here, Wednesday - thanks Amazon.ca. I want to say that I bought a book from a third party seller and it has been over three weeks and still hasn''t arrived - so I think I will try and stick to Amazon.
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Good starting point.
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A definite starting point for anyone trying to understand the benefits of meditation.
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