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May 01, 2012
| ISBN 9781401935863
May 14, 2012
| ISBN 9781401935870
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May 01, 2012 | ISBN 9781401935863
May 14, 2012 | ISBN 9781401935870
Soul-Centered presents a contemporary, mainstream view of meditation in an 8-week program that delivers time-tested techniques to cultivate an effective daily meditation practice. Inspired by and based on Sarah McLean’s 20-plus year spiritual journey, the book begins with insights into the five essentials necessary for successful meditation. Each of the 8 weeks that follows explores a variety of meditation practices thoroughly supported by research, insights, stories and exercises. The theme of each week reflects a benefit derived from meditation: Awareness, Peace, Freedom, Compassion, Intimacy, Authenticity, Receptivity, and Nourishment. This easy to follow program inspires you to confidently practice meditation and develop a new perspective. In the process, you’ll become more-self-aware, more peaceful, and more compassionate: a way of life that can truly be called soul-centered.
Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation presents a secular, mainstream view of meditation and applies it practically as a tool for personal transformation. Each week’s lesson in the 8-week program contains a key for navigating the journey of self-awareness, and each week’s meditation practice builds on those of the previous weeks, making the process accessible and enjoyable for novices and experts alike. Inspiring stories from Sarah’s own experience and from the students she’s taught in her 20-year career as a meditation teacher further enrich the text. Her approach is grounded in leading-edge brain research that shows meditating for 27 minutes a day over 8 weeks can make a huge difference by altering the gray matter in areas of the brain that govern learning, memory, empathy, and stress. Each of the lessons in the 8-week program is designed to provide a structure for creating a successful and sustainable meditation practice. As the readers build their meditation practice, they learn to undo stressful habits that don’t serve them, cultivate compassion for themselves and others, and listen to and trust their inner wisdom. The Soul-Centered journey is one of finding out who you really are; navigating your life based on that peaceful, loving, wise part of yourself; then fully and fearlessly expressing yourself in the world.
“Soul-Centered is entertaining, informative, and inspiring for even the most experienced meditator.”– Deepak Chopra, Author, War of the Worldviews: Science vs Spirituality
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