Our book “A Beginners Guide to Meditation” is now available as a Kindle EBook and instantly downloadable from Amazon. This is the first of our Kindle books to be published so we are very excited at this next phase of our book publishing journey.
Did you know that there have been more than 4 million Kindles sold in December and leading up to Xmas Amazon was selling Kindles at the rate of $1 million a week. Amazon is now selling twice as many eBooks as Hard cover books so it is great that we can be part of this revolution.
In this book we go over different types of meditation and explain how a beginner can get started and benefit from the great benefits that are available.
When you purchase this eBook you can join us and let us help you on your meditation journey.
For too many people, the word “meditation” conjures up the picture of a bearded man sitting cross-legged in front of an entrance to a cave or high on a mountaintop maybe even chanting the word “om”.
Today there are many types of meditation and most of them are directed at achieving a level of relaxation or stress relief. Traditionally meditation was not intended for this purpose, relaxation was the side effect if you like. Just imagine for a moment, if you like, that bearded fellow sitting on the mountain peak in deep meditation or even in his day to day life.
Now, if you have ever met one of these people you would find that they are so relaxed, that if they relaxed any more I am sure they would probably stop breathing or be dead. So they definitely don’t meditate to relax.
Traditionally meditation was (and still is) used for spiritual growth, i.e. becoming more conscious; obtaining Wisdom; becoming more aware and finding our True Self… or, as we believe, seeing the truth. There are many definitions, beliefs, dogmas and traditions associated with meditation and what we are endeavouring to present to you is the result from our own journey with meditation.
Meditation is about mastery of the mind. To be able to maintain a calm inner awareness, balance and clarity not just in meditation but also in daily life.
To do this is simple yet hard at the same time.
Have you ever noticed how your mind jumps from thought to thought, like a monkey jumping from branch to branch? Well, meditation is about taming that monkey. It is about keeping the mind focused and in control.
There are many Misconceptions about Meditation, such as “Meditation is turning off your thoughts or making your mind a blank.” While you can experience Inner Quietness in meditation we are not trying to kill the monkey. Quieting the mind happens effortlessly
It is also commonly thought that Meditation is difficult and requires great concentration.
This brings a reminder of a teacher who used to tell the story of a great master and his pupils where one day one of the pupils said to the master.
“Master if I practice your teachings how long would it take for me to become enlightened?”
To this the master replied, even though there was no real answer “maybe 10 years”
The student then said “But master, if I try really hard and put a lot of hard work into practicing what you are teaching, with much effort then how long would it take?”
To which the master replied “maybe 20”
You see, meditation can be learnt easily and practice is only as hard as we make it.
Learn how you can benefit from the experience we have amassed in this book and go over the different types of meditation that explain how a beginner can get started and benefit from the great benefits that are available.
You can purchase this Kindle eBook at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BICKCU and you can join us and you will be helped on your meditation journey.
John and Linda Ballis
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