From one of America’s top meditation teachers comes a revolutionarily simple approach to everyday practice—especially if you don’t think you have the time or the patience. Imagine you’re sitting on a cushion with your legs crossed, ready to tap into unlimited joy. There’s just one problem: You can’t get comfortable (let alone still), and your head is full of way too many thoughts. The problem is not with meditation, or you, though—the issue may be with your approach. When properly understood and practiced, meditation should feel easy, calming, and comfortable. In Bliss More, maverick instructor Light Watkins provides the tools for making it E.A.S.Y. (Embrace, Accept, Surrender, Yield), dispels the biggest myths and misunderstandings, and shares real-world tips and straight talk for hacking into this ancient practice. The result: a happier and healthier you, inside and out. Watkins also shares candid testimonials from people whose lives have been enriched through his method, and extensive resources for transforming a daily chore into an enjoyable activity. Even the biggest skeptic will look forward to sitting for meditation every day. Whether you’re a novice or experienced practitioner, Bliss More will shed light on the path to a clearer mind, better sleep, and more bliss in everyday life. Advance praise for Bliss More “Light Watkins’s approach to meditation is both simple and profound. With him as your guide, you will unlock the secrets to establishing a regular and powerfully healthy daily practice.”—Deepak Chopra, MD, author of The Healing Self “It’s impossible to read Bliss More and not come away with a comprehensive understanding of how easy and simple meditation can be, why you should be practicing it daily, and how it will improve your life in meaningful and transformative ways.”—Mark Hyman, MD, author of Eat Fat, Get Thin and The Blood Sugar Solution “Light was my meditation teacher, and Bliss More perfectly encapsulates the timeless wisdom I learned in his training. If you’re ready to start a solid meditation practice, look no further.”—Rosario Dawson, actress “In a confusing world of information, one fact always comes up undisputed—meditating is good for you. I was ‘too busy’ and ‘didn't know how’ to meditate. Light Watkins has been the individual to show me just how easy it is to make meditation a part of my everyday life. We all owe those few minutes a day to ourselves.”—Gabby Reece, professional volleyball player and author, My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper
John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting, a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology of hundreds of quotes you probably have never heard before, arranged thematically from A to Z. From laugh-out-loud-funny bon mots to some real headscratchers, Lloyd and Mitchinson have gathered a universe of star-studded blurbs like: “The Beatles are dying in the wrong order.” —Victor Lewis Smith “When you forget to eat, you know you’re alive.” —Henry James “I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.” —Nancy Reagan “You know ‘that look’ women get when they want sex? Me neither.” —Steve Martin From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Sean Meshorer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-05-08
HAPPINESS IS GOOD. BLISS IS BETTER. We have a higher standard of living and more ways to instantaneously fulfill every desire than ever before. Then why are we unhappy? Because happiness isn’t what we really want. Happiness alone is fleeting and not deeply transformative. Bliss is a spiritual state where happiness, profound meaning, and enduring truth converge. With bliss comes an unshakable joy, a practical wisdom, and a lasting solution to our personal and planetary sufferings. Based on a successful seminar taught by Sean Meshorer, a leading spiritual teacher and New Thought minister, The Bliss Experiment contains dozens of stories of real people learning from everyday situations, backed by more than five hundred scientific studies. This is the one essential book that distills and unifies seemingly competing practices, philosophies, religions, and psychologies. Meshorer includes exercises that have worked time and again for people from all walks of life—including him. Meshorer suffers with severe chronic pain and is able to live his life to the fullest through the practices he shares here. Bliss helps with stress, anxiety, and depression. It makes people more successful, better able to see and seize opportunities, and build or improve relationships. Give these ideas and practices twenty-eight days of dedicated attention and you will see results. You only need a moment of bliss to benefit the rest of your life. The text includes links to bonus videos of Sean Meshorer expanding on the book’s themes and demonstrating the exercises.
Author: Thubten Yeshe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2005-06-10
In the classic bestseller, Introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe offered a profound and wonderfully clear glimpse into the sophisticated practices of Tibetan Buddhist tantra. This present book, the last major teachings of this great lama, opens up the world of advanced practices for Highest Yoga Tantra initiates in much the same way his earlier work opened up the world of tantra in general. Following Je Tsongkhapa's (1357-1419 C.E.) text Having the Three Convictions, Lama Yeshe introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six, the practice of inner fire (tummo). Mastery of inner fire quickly brings the mind to its most refined and penetrating state--the experience of clear light, an extra-ordinarily powerful state of mind that is unequaled in its ability to directly realize ultimate reality. Lama Yeshe felt that twentieth-century Westerners could easily grasp the often misunderstood ideas of this esoteric tradition: "We really need tantra these days because there is a tremendous explosion of delusion and distraction.and we need the atomic energy of inner fire to blast us out of our delusion." Lama Yeshe's aim was for his students to actually taste the experience of inner fire rather than merely gain an intellectual understanding. Lama's own realization of the transformative power of these practices comes through, inspiring his students to discover for themselves their own capacity for inexhaustible bliss.
Author: Hal Zina Bennett
Release Date: 2004-04
Genre: Business & Economics
What really excites you? What gives your a sense of meaning and purpose in your life? Discover how these can guide you to a more fulfilling and profitable career and a more deeply satisfying lifestyle. This program for finding your right livelihood has already helped over 30,000 readers. Learn the power of your own inner calling.
Author: Swamini Atmaprana
Publisher: M A Center
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Part Memoir, Part Prayer Book, Amritam Tava Shubhadinam Presents An Inspiring Look At The Process Of Spiritual Awakening. Within These Pages We Are Presented With The Transformation Of Dr. Leela, A Young Medical Doctor From Kerala, Into Swamini Atmaprana, A Monastic Disciple Of Spiritual Leader And Humanitarian Sri Mata AmritAnandamayi Devi, Known Throughout The World Simply As: Amma. In The Following Pages, The Reader Will Find The Heart-Pourings Of Swamini Atmaprana, A Devoted Disciple Of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. The Book Certainly Is A Subject Matter For Meditation For The Devotees Of Amma To Elevate Themselves To A State Of Beatitude. Meditation, As Well As The Reading Of Great Literature, Helps Us To Remember The Lord At All Times. The Illuminating Texts Are Great Assets To Every Seeker. Swamini Atmaprana’s Effort In This Direction Is Really Ennobling. Published By The Disciples Of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Affectionately Known As Mother, Or Amma The Hugging Saint.
Author: Terry Cole-Whitaker
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Genre: Conduct of life
After years of teaching metaphysical principles all over the world through her seminars, books, church, and international television ministry, Terry Cole-Whittaker realized that there was something extremely important missing from her teachings. Divine discontent led her on an amazing spiritual journey that eventually yielded all that had been missing plus the sacred wisdom whereby everyone can enjoy the benefits of ever-increasing bliss, prosperity, and love. Terry shares this most empowering knowledge, the knowledge of who we really are - perfect souls possessing godlike powers and qualities.
After rushing through your morning routine, dropping the kids off at school, completing your responsibilities at the office, and handling other daily duties, it's really no wonder that you feel drained at the end of the day. It is possible, though, to find room in even the most hectic schedule to enjoy life moment-by-moment and refocus on the goals that matter most to you. This book shows you how to stop living at warp speed and reclaim your life for yourself. You'll learn how to use cutting-edge energy psychology techniques and the power of intention to: •Create a beautiful private space to escape stress and invite bliss •Recharge throughout the day using the same quick, simple routines used by elite energy coaches •Reduce mental clutter through deliberate acts of focused intention Don't settle for just keeping your head above water and getting everything done. You deserve to find focus, balance, and everyday bliss. With what you'll learn in this book, you can.
You are on your way to find a treasure chest of glorious ideas, which may metamorphose your entire life. You will also explore how these ideas work. The ideas described in this book are easy to comprehend, follow, and practice. Master the simple procedures in Smile Your Way to Bliss, and discover how easy it can be to remove mental blockages, which stand between you and your accomplishments. This book will guide you to elicit mental powers for gaining prestige, self-esteem, conquering inferiority complex and phobias, creating bonds of unconditional love and companionship, and getting mental peace. These pages will help you gradually grow strong, until you blossom into a person you want to become. You may agree or not with the ideas contained in this book, but you will certainly have food for thought, and you will grow from within. Down-to-earth practicality of this book will motivate you to put these glorious ideas into practice.