The Miracle of Meditation: Opening Your Life to Peace, Joy, and the Power Within

The Miracle of Meditation: Opening Your Life to Peace, Joy, and the Power Within

by Ryuho Okawa

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Overview

There is more to meditation than simply sitting quietly and emptying our mind. When we look within and practice contemplative meditation, we will be able to connect to a higher world, and receive inspirations and guidance to live a better life. This book introduces various types of meditation, including calming meditation, purposeful meditation, reading meditation, reflective meditation, and meditation to communicate with heaven. Through reading and practicing meditation in this book, we can experience the miracle of meditation, which is to start living a life of peace, happiness, and success.

With how-tos and answers to common questions about meditation, this simple but profound book will awaken your soul and encourage you to start living a more mindful, positive, and fulfilled life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942125099
Publisher: Irh Press
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 633,776
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

RYUHO OKAWA is a global visionary, renowned spiritual leader, and best-selling author in Japan with a simple goal: to help people ­­and true happiness and create a better world. His deep compassion and sense of responsibility for the happiness of each individual has prompted him to publish over 2000 titles of religious, spiritual, and self-development teachings, covering a broad range of topics including how our thoughts influence reality, the nature of love, and the path to enlightenment. He also writes on the topics of management and economy, as well as the relationship between religion and politics in the global context. To date, Okawa’s books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and been translated into 28 languages.
Okawa has dedicated himself to improving society and creating a better world. In 1986, Okawa founded Happy Science as a spiritual movement dedicated to bringing greater happiness to humankind by uniting religions and cultures to live in harmony. Happy Science has grown rapidly from its beginnings in Japan to a worldwide organization with over 10 million members. Okawa is compassionately committed to the spiritual growth of others. In addition to writing and publishing books, he continues to give lectures around the world.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Chapter 1 The Secrets of Meditation

1 What is Meditation? 12

The Essence of Meditation 13

The Purpose of Meditation 15

Achieving Inner Mastery 16

2 Inner Peace Meditation: Calming Your Thoughts 21

The Nature of Distracting Thoughts 23

Aligning Our Thoughts to Heaven 25

Choosing Inner Peace Over Distress 28

Creating Inner Peace at Will 30

3 Purposeful Meditation: Concentrating on an Ann 35

4 Reading Meditation: Training Your Mind to Focus 39

5 Opening the Mind to Inspiration 44

6 Meditation for Inner Conversation With Heaven: Connecting to Heaven 50

7 Finding Your Posture and Breathing Method 56

Hand Poses 57

Leg Poses 59

Breathing Methods 60

8 The Blessings of Meditation 63

9 The Secrets of Meditation 68

Chapter 2 Meditations for Happiness

1 Regaining Peace of Mind in a Conflictual Relationship 74

2 How to Calm the Mind 81

Avoiding Contact With Others 81

Shifting Our Perspective to Solve Our Problems 83

3 How to Find the Source of Confidence 88

Accumulating Small Successes 88

Experiencing Our Divine Mature 90

4 The Purpose of Meditation 92

5 Spontaneity Meditation:

Finding Our True Self in the Freedom of Nature 96

Meditation to Become One with Nature 102

6 Contentment Meditation:

Discovering Our Blessings 106

Contemplation on Finding Contentment 109

7 Relationship Harmony Meditation:

Cultivating Understanding 115

Visualizing Relationship Harmony 121

8 Self-Realization Meditation:

Fulfilling God's Ideals 125

Three Keys to Successful Self-Realization Meditation 129

9 Seeing Ourselves from the Minuscule Perspective and the Cosmic Perspective 130

Chapter 3 Q&A on Meditation

1 How to Meditate When We Are Fatigued 134

2 How Visualization Works 141

3 Dealing with Interruptions during Meditation 146

4 To Whom Should We Pray? 157

5 Repelling Negative Spiritual Influences 163

6 Meditation for People with Dementia 170

7 On Reflection and Letting Go of the Past 174

Afterword 191

About the Author 193

About Happy Science 195

About IRH Press USA Inc. 203

Books Ryuho Okawa 205

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The Miracle of Meditation: Opening Your Life to Peace, Joy, and the Power Within 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many books on meditation and this one has excellent and clear explanations and guidance for good meditation practice and its benefits.
toReadistoEscape More than 1 year ago
I am a very beginner with mediation. I found this book helpful but feel I need to continue to research meditation. This book didn’t provide what I needed to be able to successfully meditate on my own. This book had some great suggestions and encouragement but I thought it lacked the step by step how to that I needed. A lot of the information is common sense but it is helpful to read as a reminder. This book is a great encouragement for someone wanting to start meditating. Lots of insight on different methods of meditation. I received a copy of this galley courtesy of NetGalley.