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Start Here Now by Susan Piver
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Sep 15, 2015 | ISBN 9781611802672

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“Living a ‘Good Life’ happens not by hiding from uncertainty and risk, but by embracing them. The problem is, we’re badly equipped to play in a place of uncertainty long enough to see the deeper possibility that always rides alongside it. Meditation helps us do just that, and Start Here Now is a fantastic guide to the practice. This beautiful book meets you where you are, and then walks you, step-by-step, into starting your own practice. Nearly every question you could think to ask is answered—from how to set up your room, to what meditation actually is and does—leaving you with but one thing to do: Begin. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough both to new meditators, and to experienced ones who might benefit from revisiting the essentials.”—Jonathan Fields, author of Uncertainty, and creator of The Good Life Project

“I know you don’t have time to read this magical little book. That’s precisely why you need it—right now and forever. (When in doubt, see page 99).”
—Seth Godin, author of Your Turn

“Reading this book is like sitting down with your most brilliant, clever, fun friend and having them explain the vast world of meditation to you in a way that you can clearly understand. This isn’t just a how-to book; this is a how to apply meditation to your life book. If you think you are the one person who could never meditate, read this book and it will prove you wrong.”—Lodro Rinzler, author of The Buddha Walks into a Bar 
“Susan Piver knows the pitfalls that come with meditation, which makes her perfectly poised to help us through them with grace and self-kindness. Start Here Now is a truthful and real account of how to meditate and, more importantly, how to meditate now—when times are tough, life is busy, and our thoughts run a mile a minute. She gives us the proper tools and shows us how to use them. Her own warriorship, insight, and strength reveal how meditation has changed her life—and how it can change ours too.”—Ishita Gupta, entrepreneur and speaker,
Start Here Now is a uniquely powerful and engaging introduction to the practice of meditation. Susan Piver’s guidance is deeply practical, down-to-earth, and frequently hilarious—without once compromising the radicalism of her message. If, like me, you’ve fallen off the meditation wagon before—or if you’d always vaguely wondered about meditating, but didn’t know where to begin, this warm-spirited but also resolutely bullshit-free book is what you need.”— Oliver Burkeman, Guardian columnist, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

“Susan Piver is the best meditation teacher I have ever heard. No kidding. All that meditation has made her mind crisp and clear and Start Here Now is far more than a transmission of great information; it is a transmission of clarity and love.”—Jennifer Louden, author, teacher, and founder of “Savor and Serve”

Table Of Contents

1. Benefits
2. What Meditation Is
3. What Meditation Is Not
4. Common Misconceptions
5. Kinds of Meditation
6. Three Yanas
7. How to Choose
8. Our Practice: Shamatha
9. How to Meditate
10. Tips for Establishing Your Practice
11. On Posture
12. Keeping It Sacred
13. Setting Up Your Space
14. Obstacles and Antidotes
15. FAQs
16. About the 8-Part Class
Appendix A: Important Figures
Appendix B: Personal Story
Appendix C: Resources

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