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Hurry Up and Meditate | [David Michie]

Hurry Up and Meditate

In his thought-provoking and entertaining book, David Michie explains the nuts and bolts of meditation. As a busy professional, as well as long-term meditator, he also gives a first-hand account of how to integrate this transformational practice into everyday life. Combining leading edge science with timeless wisdom, Hurry Up and Meditate provides all the motivation and tools you need to achieve greater balance, better health and a more panoramic perspective on life.
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Publisher's Summary

For anyone who wants to start meditating but has been struggling to get to the cushion, here are all the motivation and tools you need to achieve greater balance, better health and a more panoramic perspective of life.

Hurry Up and Meditate has been written for people in a hurry and its message is simple: meditation will help you combat stress, cultivate happiness, enhance your performance, realise your goals and attain mastery of your mental, emotional and material destiny.

If meditation was available in capsule form, it would be the biggest-selling drug of all time. It has been scientifically proven to deliver highly effective stress relief, boost our immune systems and dramatically slow the aging process. It has also been shown to make us much happier and more effective thinkers. Given all the physical and psychological benefits, why aren't more of us doing it?

In his thought-provoking and entertaining book, David Michie explains the nuts and bolts of meditation. As a busy professional, as well as long-term meditator, he also gives a first-hand account of how to integrate this transformational practice into everyday life. Combining leading edge science with timeless wisdom, Hurry Up and Meditate provides all the motivation and tools you need to achieve greater balance, better health and a more panoramic perspective on life.

©2008 David Michie; (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

What the Critics Say

"This is one of the most accessible and relevant books available on meditation. Hurry up and read it!" (Ian Gawler OAM, author of Peace of Mind and Meditation - Pure and Simple).
"An ideal introductory text for anyone interested in, but slightly wary of, meditation. I only wish he'd hurried up and written it years ago." (Nigel Marsh, author of Fat, 40 and Fired).

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    Thomas Sewell, NJ, United States 03-24-09
    Thomas Sewell, NJ, United States 03-24-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Yes, and worth the credit."

    Hurry up and read. Its pretty much about its topic line. Mostly common sense stuff, but a good listen. It tells you about meditation and how it helps you center yourself. Its practical in describing the rewards and benefits that come from it. I would recommend this and a few more in the series to help you understand meditation. This one is not trying to push the envelope on the benefits and sounds geniue in its presentation. You will fell like you got your credits worth and I am glad I listened. If you have an interest in meditation, I think you will find this good base info.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Tomas Montgomery, AL, United States 03-13-09
    Tomas Montgomery, AL, United States 03-13-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Not bad"

    I am in the progress of listening to this book.
    So for I am interested.

    One minor thing that pissed me off:
    Audio book chapters are not mapped to audible format chapters. You get to skip in chunks of 70minutes and get in the middle of book chapter.
    This is true for format 4. Big thumbs down to audio publisher for this screw up.

    Ok, but I should apply mindfulness technique on this irritation :)

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny Greenville, SC USA 02-26-14
    Jenny Greenville, SC USA 02-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Why meditate?"

    This book tells of the benefits of meditation, and then repeats it. Then it refers back to other chapters and sections after they have already passed. I don't think most people who pick up a book on meditation are looking to be convinced as to why they should try it, but maybe I'm wrong. Quick run down - it is good for your health. There you go. And again, meditation has been PROVEN to be good for your health.

    There are brief instructions on how to start meditating, with nods to various religious traditions without trying to embody any of them. It would be easy to listen to this book at 1.5x speed and never do anything with the information, which is all I've done so far. But I know for sure I can refer back to chapter 10 when I'm ready to try.

    There was some information on types of meditation, on finding a mantra, and on not giving up just because it's hard. I would have like the book to be much more about the practical information such as this.

    It would probably have been better in print, when I could skim the cycle of repetition. The information itself isn't bad, but it was the depth of a pamphlet, not a book. They should never have forced the issue to try to turn it into a book. Meditation is a bit like fitness or weight loss - a discipline. It's not complicated, but you have to do it. So go do it. Maybe I will.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jason chattaroy, WV, United States 06-30-13
    jason chattaroy, WV, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I don't know why people gave this just 4 stars!"

    This is a very good listen, and is very sound advise on meditation. I enjoyed it very much!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Francois Sainte-Madeleine, QC, Canada 01-14-13
    Francois Sainte-Madeleine, QC, Canada 01-14-13
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    "Nice"

    Nice book that explain the base of the meditation. The voice is calm and clear.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Brisbane, Australia 09-10-12
    Tom Brisbane, Australia 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A wonderful introduction to Meditation"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hurry Up and Meditate to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely, Nicholas Bell's narration was elegant and very pleasant to listen to. As for the book itself I wouldn't read it in any other medium.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cat63 07-21-09
    Cat63 07-21-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Sounded interesting"

    Not too much substance. Being at least somewhat familiar with the subject I was looking for something more compelling.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Brian North Port, FL, United States 04-17-13
    Brian North Port, FL, United States 04-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome!"
    If you could sum up Hurry Up and Meditate in three words, what would they be?

    hurryup and READ!


    What other book might you compare Hurry Up and Meditate to and why?

    none


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Breathe!


    Any additional comments?

    This books makes you feel good while listening to it! Definitely has improved my outlook and physical well-being!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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