Everyday Meditation for Everyone
Just Meditation represents a distinctive approach to the learning and practice of meditation that is simple, accessible and inclusive: everyday meditation for everyone.
This book cuts through the jargon to explain clearly what meditation is, how to do it and why it matters.
“Meditation is about cultivating awareness, and with it the sense of balance and perspective that comes from learning to take a step back from ourselves in order to see things as they are, rather than as we think they should or shouldn’t be.”
Divided into three sections, the first section, ‘what is meditation’, explores definitions of meditation, as well as looking at mindfulness, before explaining what is unique about the Just Meditation approach. The second sections goes into the question of how to meditate, with chapters about posture, using the breath and dealing with distractions. Finally, the third section looks at the question of why we meditate. Why do we do it? Why does it matter? How and in what way might we grow and develop as a result of the practice of meditation?
Suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience wanting to refresh their practice, Just Meditation may not be the only book about meditation out there, but it’s the only one you’ll need!
“This is the most readable book on meditation I’ve yet read (…) packed with useful insights and advice, as well as material to encourage self-reflection. It’s the only meditation book I’ve found so far that I really didn’t want to finish.”
“Invaluable for anyone new to meditation as well as experienced meditators. It is a book to be read and re-read as a means to support our meditation practice.”
“This book is great for learning about meditation without being tied to a religious or devotional practice. It explains the ‘whys, hows and whats’ of meditation in simple terms giving the beginner a complete understanding and outlining everything one needs to know to just get on with it!”
“All you need to know. I have not come across a better introduction to the practice of meditation which is also helpful to more seasoned meditators.
The author writes with perception and intelligence, which is worn lightly, and covers comprehensively the main aspects and barriers to meditating. He also covers other areas which are quite often omitted in books about meditation, particularly the influence of intentionality and motivation with regard to outcomes. He also draws distinctions between the more consumer aspects of spirituality and depth spirituality.