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A simple, practical, and straightforward guide to meditation from Bob Roth, a world authority on Transcendental Meditation who has spent 45 years helping people access their innate creativity and power with TM, having personally taught students ranging from Fortune 100 CEOs to Oprah Winfrey, from war-scarred veterans to inner-city youth.

Every day, we face a growing epidemic of stress, one that is damaging our physical and emotional health at younger and younger ages. Billionaire CEOs, moms managing households, college students, people of every race, age, and income all make the same confession: "I am so stressed." It is literally killing us. While there is no one single cure, there is a simple practice that dramatically changes how we respond to stress and life's challenges: the Transcendental Meditation technique. With scientifically proven benefits - improved focus, sleep, resilience, creativity, and memory to name a few - this 5,000-year-old technique has a clear and direct impact on our very modern problems.

Once a skeptic, Bob Roth trained under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the twentieth century's foremost scientist of consciousness and meditation, and has since become one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in the world. Roth saw the profound and practical capabilities of the technique, and as cofounder and chief executive officer of the David Lynch Foundation, he has helped bring TM to more than 500,000 at-risk youth, veterans with PTSD, and women survivors of domestic violence. He also teaches TM to top leaders in government, business, medicine, and the arts.

In Strength in Stillness, Roth breaks down the science behind meditation in a new, accessible way. He highlights the three distinct types of meditation - focused attention, open monitoring, and self-transcending - and showcases the evidence that the third, Transcendental Meditation, is the most effective and efficient way to reduce stress, access inner power, and build resilience. Free of gimmicks, mystical verbiage, and over-inflated research studies, Strength in Stillness is a simple and straightforward guide to calming mind, body, and spirit.

©2018 Bob Roth (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Not a meditation book persae

It's not a book on .meditation, it's a collection of stories of individuals we don't know that have used TM. I found myself fast forwarding after chapter 12, same types of stories over and over again, some science back data that yo u can find on the internet. Not worth it. TM should be free for everyone and not cost north of $1000 to learn, ridiculous. Waste of time.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Reinforced my need to meditate

What did you love best about Strength in Stillness?

I learned meditation years ago and have done it on and off. Reading this book made me remember how important it is to be consistent. It lays out all the reasons that it is so good for you. Enjoyed the read.

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not much of a guide, but a sales pitch. t

It's just a way to bring you to his website. very disappointed. regret my purchase.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Simply a marketing book for TM

marketing for TM, no learning involved. Couldn't even finish the book, don't waste your money

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Didn’t learn a thing about meditation

Just lost more than two hours hearing stories about people that payed lots of money to learn how to do it. Very disappointing.

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Disappointed

I wanted to listen to this to be guided in TM. All I got was a four hour sales pitch. You had me with the title but I never found out what I needed to know. I have always wanted to be able to meditate and I thought this might give me the answer. So now I have to keep searching. So sad.

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Does teach you how to meditate just about TM

I wasn’t thrilled with this book as I was looking for something different. Title is a little misleading, this is just history and benefits of TM

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Preparation for TM

I paid for a book that was marketing Transcendental Meditation. I don't feel I should pay for their advertising and marketing. I thought was getting a book that was providing information about TM. No useful information in book just success stories.

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Waste of four hours


Teaches nothing about the process, only the author bragging about all the people he has trained and how wonderful the process is. Be nice to have something about how the process actually works.

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Misleading description.

This is not at all a simple, practical and straightforward guide to transcendental meditation. It is purely a sales pitch by the author on how great he believes TM is. The book barely gives any information about the practice itself. I came across this book from a recommendation by Ray Dalio and am actually extremely dissapointed that Dalio would recommend such an uninformative piece of work. If you are looking for confirmation bias on why TM is great then go ahead and get the book. If you are looking for a simple, practical and straightforward guide to TM then don't waste your money on this.