Have you thought about meditating but didn’t know how to do it or where to start?
I got interested in meditation at an early age – with my interest in Buddhism when I was in my early 20s.
Since then I’ve read a lot of books on meditation – some have been very technical, some very esoteric, and some completely incomprehensible.
But yesterday I found a book that’s simple, easy to understand, and great for anyone wanting to start meditating.
It’s called: Meditate Now, by Elizabeth Reninger.
It’s only about $3 on Kindle – worth taking a look at, if you’re interested. But what’s most important with meditation is practice. Regular practice.
This book starts with a one minute meditation. Very simple. Very easy. Here’s the link again:
I think I’m going to get this. I really need beginner books on the Buddhism, meditation and the Hindu religions. I attempted to read several that just don’t sink in.
When I was little the books to learn how to read were the Dick and Jane books. Exanple: “See Dick run. See Jane run. See the dog Spot run.” Hopefully this is an easy to understand book. I really do have an inquiring mind but much of what is out there is too advanced at my stage.
Thanks for sharing.
Hey Lynda – this book is really simple. And very easy to understand. I’ve read all sorts of books on meditation, and some are really dense. This is a great beginner’s guide… and it’s only $3!!
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Lynda, i dont recall Dick, Jane, or Spot meditating, but I recall everything else. I think many of our bintage learned to read with them. Fond memories. 😊
I was trying to hurry and therefore left out the sentence that tied Dick and Jane to what I was getting at. Just as when learning to read, one needs simple books; I need simple to understand the meditation, Buddhism and the Hindu religion. I was surprised when I thought of the Dick and Jane books that I remembered their dog’s name!
Who could forget? Never…
Thanks Bill. I’m very interested in meditation but loathe and have never been able to read self help books. At $3, I’ve got nothing to lose here.
Hey Deb – yes you’ll find this one refreshingly clear of new age psycho-babble etc. Very clear and straightforward and unpretentious. I hope you find it of interest… Bill
Sounds interesting. I mostly use my personal mantra and a mala, but realise that’s not for everyone. Always good to know of other sources of information to dip into. Thanks, again for sharing 🙂
Thanks Britta – everyone arrives at this stuff every different which way, and as you know no particular way is the right way or wrong way. In India you will have to show us how you do it! 🙂
Thanks for the tip Bill.
I splurged and got the $3.99 iBooks version!
Greg, you spendthrift! 😳 hope you find it useful!
Used to meditate semi regularly but have not for a long, long time.
Believe it or not, it was just last night, before your post today that I decided to have a try at it again. And I failed miserably. Couldn’t stop my mind from racing off onto one of a thousand different things for more than about 5 seconds!
So the timing of your post was quite uncanny.
Meant to be some would say!
Ah Greg, that’s my purpose in life mate – to be uncanny!