Sep 13, 2007
In “Let Go” author and former Buddhist nun Martine Batchelor guides us through a wide range of circumstances where meditation can be helpful. The book begins by pointing out the ways we are limited by our patterns and habits. Its premise is that if we can break free of habits we will be able to live more creatively, responsively, and with the ability to choose which patterns of behavior we wish to cultivate. The author observes “how much people suffer from persistent habits of behavior that dominate their mental, physical, and emotional lives, and from which they feel powerless to escape.” Yet with Buddhist meditation it is possible to free ourselves from …
May 05, 2006
Meditation is a vast field, offering many methods and approaches, and it can be difficult to know where to begin and how to make meditation an integral part of our life. Bob Sharples has written a book that will surely help.
Meditation and Relaxation begins by asking the fundamental question, “Why meditate?” Why, indeed? Meditation, especially meditation based on relaxation, is helpful for those who struggle with difficult life problems or chronic pain and other health concerns. But there is much more. Meditation can open our heart, awaken and transform our minds.