A powerful book to help you move from chaos into tranquillity, from hecticness into peace, and from stress into joy-written by the man known as "the guru of calm."
The Quiet" is a place where you can't be touched by the noise and tensions of the modern world. A place where, no matter what's happening around you, you have time and space to breathe. Some people spend a lifetime of meditation practice and spiritual studies searching for it. The practices in Finding the Quiet are based on four simple steps that transform the way you feel and what you get out of life. Following these techniques can lead to:
* peace of mind
* clarity of thought
* emotional stability
* physical well-being
We are also including A Piece of the Quiet, which provides fast and easy highlights for when you need a quick moment of calm. Whether you are a novice at meditation or a lifetime practitioner, the strategies presented in Finding the Quiet are powerful tools to take you where you want to be.
Sometimes styled the "guru of calm," meditation teacher, entrepreneur and frequent author Wilson (The Little Book of Calm) presents simple techniques to help people enter "the Quiet." Given the volatility of human emotions and experiences, Wilson says, "Meditation is one of the few sustainable ways of ensuring peace and happiness in life." The book has, unusually, two tables of contents: Book A explains the benefits of meditation and outlines the basic "quiet" practices deep, directed and aware as well as ways to maintain inner calm during daily life ("ongoing"). These are standard meditation techniques without spiritual or religious overlay, useful to those of any faith or none. Wilson's instructions are gentle, clear and encouraging, with helpful charts and references to brain functioning. The shorter Book B, marked by a gray bar at the page edge, extends these practices into the spiritual realm for advanced practitioners, suggesting ways to attain transcendence. Readers who don't share Wilson's metaphysics or find him a bit too sanguine about enlightenment can ignore Book B and focus on the core meditation practices in Book A.