When the mind is unhurried, we are patient, kind, and focused, ready to respond to what really matters amidst the clamor of a busy day. The secret is to train our minds to work steadily and with one-pointed attention, however many tasks confront us.
For over forty years, Easwaran taught meditation and the wisdom of slowing down. 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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About the Author
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.
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
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