Book Review: Meditation For Restless Skeptics by Dan Harris – Meditation For Everyone

meditationforfidgetyskepticsMeditation for restless skeptics: A happier instruction book of 10% by Dan Harris

Harris, a co-author of ABC Nightline, joins Warren, a meditation expert, in this fun way to help you as a beginner meditator.

I am impressed because, the book simplifies meditation being accessible, because it feels like a part of life, simple as riding a bus, going to work or praying before going to bed. In summary things that are necessary but that make sense to your life, the advantage makes you a better person.

It is well known Harris’s panic attack in the air in 2004, after that, he dedicated himself in a quest to alleviate the effective anxiety, finally he ran into meditation due to the studies that certified his guarantee and his acuity that he did not there is nothing “strange” in practicing meditation, it is reduced to secular exercises for the well-being of the brain.

This book offers a series of carefully crafted meditation practices explained in detail by Warren.

It is necessary to point out that we will find experiences of the tour of these audacious authors “10 days of Happier Meditation Tour”, managing to contact and offering this practical course to distinguished personalities; we will also see Harris reflect on the benefits of mother nature and the meaning of meditation, getting more involved in his private life with respect to fear tends to feel for the competitive environment in which his work is carried out.

It is permissible to fail in meditation, indicative of success

All the good vibes of the authors emphasize that “failing” in meditation so many times will be necessary, making it clear that it is not failing, mainly the student is expected to learn to focus, and that will achieve success.

He conceives that the challenges are small and easy to face.

Dedication is the goal instead of indifference.

Novices in meditation will be particularly helpful in the following topics: how to find time, how to sit, how to overcome self-judgment and other frequently asked questions about the powerful practice, which the authors strive to decompress and promote.

One of the parts that I particularly love is the idea that if you are sure you can not lose five minutes or just stay inactive during that time, even a minute in practice counts, small steps to great achievements.

It is easy to find along the pages of the book simple routines that can begin to develop a better person than you already are, one of them is “ten breaths”, an exercise that I have started and I am already getting results.

In idea it is said that you can not control what lies in your mind, but you can learn how to modify that perception, you may experience an emotional change in a more penetrating way, but you are less likely to hurt others with your actions.

They give many tips on habits, among which we can differentiate between boredom or restlessness, it is necessary to recognize those barriers, because they give us tips to manage them effectively, achieving success in this aspect of meditation without expensive and elegant talks.

I love everything in the book. He stays acclimated in the everyday and at times amusing during this encounter with his inner being, achieving the capacity of collective attention. Even when they become sensitive because of their lived experiences, they find a way to tear it down by thanking for the experience and putting an end to that aspect that so unbalanced their emotional part.

Another exercise that I recommend is “Meditation on” giving a critique of yourself, where emphasizing the negative aspects we can offer positive alternatives to improve our essence, another meditation practice is an exercise for laziness, a routine of 30 seconds or more when you You find yourself in the company of another person.

An important advice that can not go unnoticed is the consultation of a mental health professional before starting complex meditation practices, because if you think you have a trauma or mental illness it is good to go to an expert, however it would have been interesting to know how it interacts the meditation with that diagnosis.

The authors always made meditation something completely ordinary, which is almost the opposite of what I’m used to, and I think it’s valuable and brilliant. If you want the supposed health and mental health benefits of meditation without the discouraging animator or swagger, this is the book for you!