Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease - Calm Your Mind, Connect with Your Heart, and Revitalize Your Life

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Beginners and long-term meditators alike will appreciate Ajayan Borys’s counterintuitive teaching that one needn’t control the mind to experience the benefits of meditation. Instead, as with falling asleep, ease is essential. Effort fuels accomplishment in the world of action, but in the realm of meditation, struggle blocks success. And just as dreams are a natural part of restful sleep, thoughts during meditation are no obstacle to receiving wonderful, revitalizing results.

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Overview

Beginners and long-term meditators alike will appreciate Ajayan Borys’s counterintuitive teaching that one needn’t control the mind to experience the benefits of meditation. Instead, as with falling asleep, ease is essential. Effort fuels accomplishment in the world of action, but in the realm of meditation, struggle blocks success. And just as dreams are a natural part of restful sleep, thoughts during meditation are no obstacle to receiving wonderful, revitalizing results.

With clear, user-friendly instruction, Ajayan presents classic techniques that can empower even beginners to experience deep, effective meditation and can help veterans go deeper. Offering eye-opening insights about finding growth and bliss in everyday life, Effortless Mind is filled with the practical and inspirational wisdom of a consummate teacher.

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“This book can help you to connect with your higher Self and, as a result, with all creation.”
Bernie S. Siegel, MD, author of A Book of Miracles and Faith, Hope & Healing

“A pure gift!...Ajayan Borys is a master meditator who speaks in clear, practical, engaging language to offer a profound program of meditation that anyone can learn....I highly recommend it.”
David Daniels, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Stanford Medical School

“A balm to the soul. Find herein the keys to the inner temple, a gateway into the deepest mystery, and an antidote to life’s stress. If you are looking for a way in instead of a way out, this book is for you.”
Anodea Judith, PhD, author of Wheels of Life

“Warmhearted and clear, this book makes the esoteric seem easy, with meditation practices you can do on your own, every day, anywhere. An effortless gift.”
Karen Maezen Miller, author of Hand Wash Cold

“This is a book that will inspire and guide those who seek a more fulfilling and meaningful way of being.”
Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche, author of Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608681549
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 229,497
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ajayan Borys has instructed and guided thousands of meditation students in North America, Australia, Europe, and India. The host of Mind Matters Radio on Alternative Talk Radio, he teaches workshops and retreats on meditation and spiritual relationships in the Pacific Northwest and the Himalayas. He lives in the Seattle area.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    This is a wonderfully written and concise instruction manual of

    This is a wonderfully written and concise instruction manual of an elegant and simple meditation method that is the culmination of decades of personal practice and teachings from the masters of the masters of meditation in our times. Ajayan brings it all together effortlessly and allows his students to achieve equanimity through his methods. If you want to know how to cope more adaptively to your stress, how to calm your heart rate and blood pressure and how to observe the workings of your ego through the development of your own inner observer, read this book and practice this method. I recommend it to all of my patients. Those who can attend Ajayan's classes and retreats extol his teaching style and level of mastery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    The simple, clear meditation instruction in EFFORTLESS MIND is e

    The simple, clear meditation instruction in EFFORTLESS MIND is excellent. Ajayan tricked me into meditating while sitting up again (I've been meditating flat on my back for years), because he has "lowered the gradient" so much, by saying that even a few minutes, even a minute, of sitting meditation is valuable. So, okay, I can sit for a minute — and once I do, it usually goes longer than that — and then I find myself reaping the benefits of meditation that he explain so clearly.
    Clear and gentle guidance, a beautiful piece of work. I'm sure it's going to be helpful to a lot of people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    This book is great for those who have been meditating for a shor

    This book is great for those who have been meditating for a short while or a long time. I'm amazed how I went from being so stuck to finding it so easy in just a day of reading and practicing the steps he lays out. This book is the most clearly-communicated guidance I have found - book, internet, or otherwise - especially from my perspective as a Westerner and aerospace engineer. I've had some wild experiences in meditation and wanted answers, but others' explanations wrapped in too much symbolism, or too many sanskrit words, or too many subjective interpretations, had been leaving me confused and frustrated.

    I especially appreciate that the author took the time to clearly and effectively communicate his advice, which enabled me to finally figure out what mistakes I was making and how to correct them. As an engineer, I know there's a fine balance to strike to describe a complicated system, write in plain english for non-experts, and still not dumb down the material or over-simplify. I think he did a beautiful job. I can tell he has a lot of experience helping others in this area. So much of the book resonated with truth for me.

    The best thing I got out of it was this - I've heard many times before to "stop efforting," but that's like telling someone not to think of a pink elephant: not helpful. Now after reading this book I actually get it & can relax and enjoy my meditation, as well as get the feelings of peace and joy that I had heard promised so many times but couldn't seem to find myself.

    Bottom line: highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    Following the principles of Effortless Mind has had a significan

    Following the principles of Effortless Mind has had a significant impact for me. I have meditated on and off for years and it has been nice. But using Ajayan's techniques meditation has been a vibrant experience. The book is easy to read, it has a personal touch, and the principles are clear and easy to follow. He recommends meditating in the morning to get a fresh start on the day. I find it works best for me just before I go to bed. I have had difficulty sleeping for years, as my mind often is in overdrive. Meditating using Ajayan's principles leaves me light and clearheaded so I usually fall right asleep.

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