We live in a very chaotic society and all of us have experienced stress at one time or another. We focus our attention on such things as traveling to and from work, performing tasks that are related to our jobs, paying bills, meeting the obligations to our families, our significant others and the list goes on. We are so caught up that we rarely find the time to recharge our batteries because we are always on the go, always doing something, and the result of this chaos is, we never really get to experience the precious present moment. We take it for granted. We are not mindful of it.
Our minds, our bodies and our souls yearn for inner peace because it is much needed in a world like this. To gain this inner peace we have to calm the mind first then we can properly manage and turn the daily chaos that we experience into order, a peaceful order. Meditation will help us to accomplish this. Meditation is a practice of helping the mind become more at ease, at rest, so that we can then work on clearing out the chaos.
When you meditate however, you need to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation is a type of meditation that essentially involves focusing your mind on the present. So how do you exactly achieve this? In his book entitled Meditation and Mindfulness: The Secrets to Raising Your Awareness, Spirituality and Inner Peace Through Mindfulness Meditation author David Green shows you step by step how to achieve this level of meditation.
This book is little more than a collection of stereotypes, many of them outdated. It's simply wrong about how modern psychologists use meditation, as if the field hasn't advanced since Freud's time. For accurate information on that issue, physician Andrew Weil and psychologists Daniel Siegel and Ronald Siegel are much better sources. This book also misrepresents the purpose of Buddhist meditation and distorts its practices. And that's just the first couple of chapters. Far more up-to-date and reliable sources on the nature of meditation are Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfeld, Sharon Salzberg, Pema Chedron, Adyashanti, and Bodhipaksa.
I wanted a resource to actually meditate to, this isn't it. The readers voice grated on my nerves. This is for someone who doesn't know anything whatsoever about meditation. Very Disappointed