Take Your Time: Finding Balance in a Hurried World

Take Your Time: Finding Balance in a Hurried World

by Eknath Easwaran
     
 

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With constant pressure to do more, keep moving and go faster, our everyday lives often do not and cannot reflect our most heartfelt values and ideas. In the perfect follow-up to YOUR LIFE IS YOUR MESSAGE, the founder of the world famous Blue Mountain Center of Meditation teaches us how to achieve daily happiness by slowing down our hectic pace and making controlled

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With constant pressure to do more, keep moving and go faster, our everyday lives often do not and cannot reflect our most heartfelt values and ideas. In the perfect follow-up to YOUR LIFE IS YOUR MESSAGE, the founder of the world famous Blue Mountain Center of Meditation teaches us how to achieve daily happiness by slowing down our hectic pace and making controlled choices.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In his characteristically gentle way, Easwaran (Your Life Is Your Message), founder of California's Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, instructs readers in the art of "intentional living." Offering a simple "Eight-Point Program" for reclaiming control over one's time and mind, Easwaran stresses slowing down, eliminating unnecessary activities and focusing on "only one thing at a time." He explains the difference between compulsive pleasures and true happiness, the "kind of peace of mind [that] cannot be disturbed by any external circumstance." Each of the Eight Steps"slowing down, one-pointed attention, training the senses, putting others first, spiritual companionship, spiritual reading, repetition of a mantra, and meditation"is clearly explained and illustrated in Easwaran's humble and often humorous voice, which inspires readers to believe that they can achieve the often drastic lifestyle changes he suggests. From getting up early in the morning to making "wise choices" about everything from food and entertainment to companions, the author shows how to make simple, specific efforts that "open a door to joy and peace." (Sept.)
Library Journal
Teacher and meditation director Easwaran urges us to slow down in the midst of our fast-paced world and reclaim our time to achieve the spiritual nurturing we so desperately crave. He proposes an eight-step plan that involves slowing down, training attention and the senses, putting others first, spiritual companionship and reading, choosing a mantra, and meditation. Following these principles based on ancient Indian wisdom will help us to achieve the harmony of body and soul that is key to "finding balance in a hurried world." Recommended for public libraries.

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ISBN-13:
9780786883547
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.62(d)

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