Meditation For Beginners & Spiritual Skeptics

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Learn how to start, develop and maintain an authentic meditation practice. Drawing on many years of meditation, the author offers a realistic approach to what is a simple yet profound way to rekindle your spirituality, dignity and compassion for others. Download a FREE copy of Meditation For Beginners today. Open your heart and mind to the peace and calm of meditation. More
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About David Carlyle

David Carlyle grew up in Ottawa, Canada, the son of civil servant parents and a middle class society during the decades of draft dodgers, hippy communes, Pink Floyd and Timothy Leary extolling LSD use as a valid expression of self discovery. David was an actor with the National Arts Centre Student Young Company at 15, a 5 star hotel chef at 18 and businessman by 25. He has travelled extensively throughout Europe and lived in Los Angeles, California, before moving to back to Canada. He now lives in Vancouver, Canada. David has written four popular ebooks on spirituality, Buddhism and meditation.

"Spirituality, or simply reflection and meditation can be central to who we are, who we desire to be, and how we perceive our world. Our greatest struggle is always with our own mind, our desires and our ego. Eventually we learn we are simply what we do, each moment defining who we are at that moment."
~ David Carlyle

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iwrite reviewed on Sep. 29, 2015

This is a very good book on Meditation that is perfect for beginners. In this book you'll be walked through the history of meditation, its religious roots and its benefits. It also introduces you to the modern schools of meditation, their practices, common methods of meditation and an excellent insights into whether or not meditation is right for you. I find this book to be really comprehensive, informative and very easy to read. Great book, great read!
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YogaOreo reviewed on March 4, 2015

This is a great book if you have just started out on your meditation journey or wants to know more about meditation and how to live your life with peace and more grace. In fact, you can even smell and feel the peace in the author's tone throughout the whole book too!

I can easily follow the flow of David's content he outlines for this book. As a mediator myself for little over a year by now, I am introduced to a deeper understanding of the root of Buddhism and meditation.

In the book, the author clarifies a right attitude you should have towards meditation, which I think is so important - it should not be a quick path to happiness and joy; rather it is a path that involves patience, perseverance, and courage to bravely face oneself to deal with inner conflicts. And we should all know that: to build something great, it takes time, consistent efforts, and patience.

I am also inspired by the author when he says "meditation is any action done with focus and discipline". He goes over the scope of meditation just about sitting in a classic lotus position and extends the wisdom to any activity in life. Love it! And yes, I truly believe that meditation is more than just sitting in a classic lotus position; it is an attitude in life about staying focused and living with the highest level of awareness possible.

These are just a few of inspirations you will get from the book. Grab it and this may really change your life (and I am serious).
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CynthiaSharp reviewed on Nov. 25, 2014

A wonderful companion to spend an evening with! Whether we struggle with the need for more exercise, letting ourselves relax, letting go of perfect images we are told we are meant to have, or finding love beyond the broken expectations of realities outside our control, Meditation for Beginners & Spiritual Skeptics introduces how small steps toward meditating as the goal itself can help us move closer to inner peace. Whatever it is we are denying our higher selves, however undeserving we have felt of the freedom to let go and change, Carlyle assures us that a sincere dedication to meditation can help set the tone for a healthier existence. After giving a clear background on the history of meditation and different branches, Carlyle offers simple first steps toward a life that includes meditation. He walks us through gently, reassuring us all the way that we are free to take control of how to meditate and what groups, if any, to take part in. He doesn’t promise any miracles or that readers won’t ever have problems. He simply offers a down to Earth, clear expression of how to begin an ancient, deep-rooted practice to enhance our lives. The book reads as though one is already meditating. A peaceful gift on a road to one’s higher self. I look forward to rereading this peaceful book often.
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SandraBurton reviewed on Nov. 25, 2014

I really like this. I have just started meditating and needed something to confirm I was on the right track. It is easy to read, spells out why and how to approach meditation and if you want to start a daily routine of meditation gives you lots of hints and tips on what works best for keeping your practice alive. I liked the lack of any religious overtones and the spirituality he speaks of is something anyone can relate to, religious or not. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
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