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Hurry Up and Meditate Audiobook

Hurry Up and Meditate

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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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    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.

    133 of 136 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 08-16-15
    Peter 08-16-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Perfect starter book for beginners!"

    I always wanted to meditate daily. But have been on and off about it never really finding commitment over time. After finishing this book I have new found motivation, new inspiration and practical tips how to begin, continue and thrive with my own meditation practice. I found the book inspiring, easy to digest (only 4 hours audio book ) filled with practical tips and a "no-nonsense" approach. I particularly enjoyed the first chapters with references to all the science and benefits of meditation.. That's turned on my mind. Great read! Thank you.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Reno, NV, United States 07-29-16
    Mark Reno, NV, United States 07-29-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good research on meditation's benefits"

    I found this book especially invaluable for one aspect: It hammers on good scientific research showing the benefits of meditation for better brain and body health. He makes a strong case that doing it every day is every bit as important as eating and sleeping well and getting enough exercise. I read a lot of meditation books and the writing in this one and the perspective is very much for beginners and not very inspirational. (The author is Aussie.) But it’s the book that got me on the cushion and kept me there. I also liked the instructions in different types of meditation, some of which I didn’t know about. Anyway, if you intellectually understand why meditation would be good but don’t actually practice it, then this will be a useful book. Grade: B+

    As for the narration, it's solid.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Sewell, NJ, United States 03-24-09
    Thomas Sewell, NJ, United States 03-24-09 Member Since 2017
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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.

    26 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 06-04-17
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 06-04-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Does This Author Have No Shame or Sense?"

    I really enjoyed this book at first because it explained different types of meditation in a secular, appealing, and reasonable way. The author noted most people's lives are very busy and assured the reader meditation was still possible. That was comforting.

    He also spent a lot of time listing the benefits scientific studies have suggested meditation brings. He would list a benefit and then refer to the supporting study. That was commendable.

    But then the author asserted that meditation can cure cancer. That is nonsense. Unsurprisingly, he conveniently forgot to refer to any scientific studies underlying this claimed benefit. This should surprise no one because, to the best of my knowledge at least, no such studies exist.

    To give cancer sufferers and their families this sort of false hope is incredibly contemptible, stunningly stupid, or both.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tomas 03-13-09
    Tomas 03-13-09
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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 :)

    40 of 50 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.

    27 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Brisbane, Australia 09-10-12
    Tom Brisbane, Australia 09-10-12 Member Since 2017
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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.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sarat Tatineni 04-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not for the man in hurry"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Could be useful for people with heart ailments, high blood plessure etc


    What was most disappointing about David Michie’s story?

    Too much of emphasis on ailments


    Any additional comments?

    not for the average healthy person who is trying to understand the benefits or the process

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brad Lockey 09-19-17
    Brad Lockey 09-19-17
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    "Intro to meditation?"

    Just do it.
    Listen and understand how beneficial it can be for your life. Health. Mindfulness. And the list goes on.

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  • Claire Douglas
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    "Extremely good!"

    The best introduction to the subject I have ever read. Can highly recommend to anyone interested in starting or improving the quality of their meditations practice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jerome
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    "Clear & engaging guide"

    This has taken me from an ignorant sceptic to enthused convert, hungry for further knowledge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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