Take Your Time: The Wisdom of Slowing Down

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Over-scheduled, always tired, struggling with the pull of the online world – that’s how many of us feel right now. Training a frazzled mind to embrace calm isn’t easy. For over forty years, Easwaran dedicated himself to teaching meditation and the wisdom of slowing down. When the mind is unhurried, it is calm, kind, ready for anything, aware of what really matters amidst the clamor of a busy day. The secret is to learn to live in the present, to train our minds to work steadily and with one-pointed attention, ...
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Overview


Over-scheduled, always tired, struggling with the pull of the online world – that’s how many of us feel right now. Training a frazzled mind to embrace calm isn’t easy. For over forty years, Easwaran dedicated himself to teaching meditation and the wisdom of slowing down. When the mind is unhurried, it is calm, kind, ready for anything, aware of what really matters amidst the clamor of a busy day. The secret is to learn to live in the present, to train our minds to work steadily and with one-pointed attention, however many tasks confront us. Through stories and parables, backed up by practical advice, Easwaran gives us gentle illustrations of a wiser way to live. As we read, we find ourselves in situations where we may get impatient or upset - standing in line, dealing with difficult colleagues, shopping with children with agendas of their own - but as Easwaran relates each event, we see it from the perspective of an unhurried mind. And we see small ways to change how we respond, opening the door to rich, loving relationships, creative and productive work, and a quiet sense of joy that can permeate our lives.
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"This beautiful little book captures the very essence of what our frantic, stressful lives could become if we would simply take the time to slow down. Eknath Easwaran once again offers simple words of wisdom for a complicated world." — Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586380953
  • Publisher: Nilgiri Press
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 408,256
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Eknath Easwaran (1910 – 1999) is respected around the world as an authentic guide to timeless wisdom, and as the author of passage meditation, an eight-point program of universal spiritual practices that includes slowing down and one-pointed attention. In 1961 he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work with publications and retreats.

Easwaran’s books on spiritual living have been published in 26 languages. His translations of the Indian spiritual classics are bestsellers in English, and more than 1.5 million of his books are in print.

A gifted teacher who lived for many years in the West, Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him enduring appeal as a teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: The Gift of Time Christine Easwaran 9

1 Take Your Time 19

2 Slowing Down 37

3 One Thing at a Time 57

4 Finding Balance 83

5 Living in Freedom 103

6 Time for Relationships 127

7 A Higher Image 153

8 The Still Center 171

Passage Meditation: An Eight-Point Program 191

Index 201

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    The "Slow Movement" is gaining momentum. We can find w

    The "Slow Movement" is gaining momentum. We can find ways to buy locally, ride a bike to work, or cook from our balcony gardens. We know why the world needs us to join the "slow movement", but no one quite tells us how. This book tackles the bottom line: we must slow down our minds before we can slow down our lives. Easwaran, in his sweet and tender way, gives us the tools we need to do so. I find this book to be a helpful reminder that if we want to accomplish anything, we must first put our mind to it. Such a great gift. He is truly a talented communicator.

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