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Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple | [Russell Simmons]

Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple

Master entrepreneur, original hip-hop mogul, and New York Times best-selling author Russell Simmons shares the most fundamental key to success - meditation - and guides listeners to use stillness as a powerful tool to access their potential. In the New York Times best-seller Super Rich, Russell Simmons proved that to be rich is more than just having money in the bank - wealth is about balance, joy, and conscientious living. In Success Through Stillness, Simmons shows the connection between inner peace and outward success.
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Master entrepreneur, original hip-hop mogul, and New York Times best-selling author Russell Simmons shares the most fundamental key to success - meditation - and guides listeners to use stillness as a powerful tool to access their potential.

In the New York Times best-seller Super Rich, Russell Simmons proved that to be rich is more than just having money in the bank - wealth is about balance, joy, and conscientious living.

In Success Through Stillness, Simmons shows the connection between inner peace and outward success through interviews with other successful leaders in various industries, and how learning to be still has been instrumental in his own career. Simmons attributes his meditation practice with changing his life for the better and says that there is no "bad" way to meditate, only different forms for different people.

In this highly anticipated new book, Russell Simmons guides listeners into finding greater clarity and focus, and explains how to be healthier in both mind and body. Simmons breaks down what he's learned from masters of meditation into a guide that is accessible to those unfamiliar with the practice.

©2014 Russell Simmons (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    ATL_sweett38 05-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great insights into meditation"
    Would you listen to Success Through Stillness again? Why?

    Yes parts of it.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story spends way too much time focusing on the benefits. After the first few, I got it. However the story seemed to drag on.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole 05-08-14
    Nicole 05-08-14
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    "GREAT BOOK. I REALLY ENJOY ALL OF RUSSELL'S BOOKS."
    Where does Success Through Stillness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This would probably be the most beneficial in having an immediate impact on my life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Success Through Stillness?

    Monkey's throwing crap. LOL Describing the cloth with the Yellow Paint. Sitting with your spine straight opens your chest, which opens you up to all of the wonderful things in the universe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last chapter where he explained the poses and the mantras and just wrapped up everything. He was extremely encouraging while stressing the tremendous benefits of quieting your mind.


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

    Allow the thoughts to come and keep repeating the mantras and the thoughts will eventually pass. Compassion is your greatest resource for success.


    Any additional comments?

    I really look forward to incorporating meditation into my lifestyle for 20 minutes 2 times per day.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    JVW 04-27-14
    JVW 04-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have always been interested in meditation but felt I couldn't do it. I also couldn't bring myself to pay $1,000 or more for transcendental. This book enabled me to start the journey and actually begin to quiet my mind.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The overall way it was presented.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It calmed me and let me learn something about myself


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    Eric 04-24-14
    Eric 04-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "AMAZING!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to anyone and have. I love the way this book is writtern. It is written from his perspective with science backing him. He made me get back into my meditation practice. I felt like he was speaking to me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Success Through Stillness?

    Loved the part where he talked about places to meditate. His point about using your car or the bathroom has really opened my eyes to the fact that you can meditate anywhere. This has profoundly help me be consistent. Thank you Russell.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend you read the Autobiography of a Yogi as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brad Los Gatos, CA, USA 06-13-14
    Brad Los Gatos, CA, USA 06-13-14 Member Since 2005
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    What disappointed you about Success Through Stillness?

    18 chapters on "why meditation is important"...one chapter on "how to meditate."

    I kid you not.

    Advice: Skip everything except the last chapter.


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    "Simple Yet Profound!!"

    I adore this book and appreciate the straightforward manner in which it was written! It inspires me to stay devoted to my meditation practice and transform myself for a better life.

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    Leon 05-01-15
    Leon 05-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    Recently learned Transcendental Meditation and this book caught my attention. It's a great listen, and fun. Great for anyone looking to get insight on what meditation can do to improve your life all around.

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    Krzysztof Karpinski 04-08-15
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    "meditation made simple...in the last chapter"

    Overall not bad but the the title should be different. Only last chapter relates to the title, the rest is just Russels view on meditation

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    florice 04-02-15
    florice 04-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Meditate 4 life.(RS)created his own style POWERFUL"

    Well said, true experience ,my day goes jus the way I plan it, no coincidence ! Ringing in ear is a good sign for me( ancestors advise me)

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    Good introduction on bringing peace into your inner self and understanding to meditation and yoga

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    "Beginners must read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! It is simple to follow. Russell does a great job with giving interesting encounters in references with his experience, which is enjoyable and a good insight.

    Easy guide and encouragement for beginners in mediation who are looking to harness all the control that is available to them in life and ones self.

    Great quotes and excellent book suggestion at the end. I'm about to read the power of now, a suggestion Russell gave.


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    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    yes i did, it resonated a lot. Because you don't know your potential and the practices you have already been employing in your life, until it is in-front of your face. it gave me the insight and the strength to take greater action.


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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