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Hurry Up And Meditate by David Michie
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Jan 10, 09

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For a skeptic like myself, a book called Hurry Up and Meditate isn't usually my first choice on a bookshelf. David Michie is better known for his previous work, Buddhism for Busy People, which is exactly what it sounds like. Michie comes from the business world, and this is evident in his writing. Not wasting time with frilly accounts of new age-y mumbo jumbo, he presents meditation as a very practical activity with countless benefits. Acknowledging that many people are often leery when confronted with the idea of actively participating in something so passive, he gives a first-hand account of how to integrate the practice into everyday life. Referencing studies conducted by a variety of sources, the book offers a view of meditation not often seen in self-help books.

Hurry Up and Meditate offers the most basic of guidelines for those just becoming acquainted with the ancient practice. The book begins with the nuts and bolts of meditation, investigates the psychological and physical benefits, and offers ways to enhance the practice once it has become mundane. Michie makes a very appealing case for meditation—though at times this is not enough to maintain motivation. However, even the inevitable hang-ups one usually faces when taking on a new routine, as an entire chapter dedicated to trouble shooting may restore enthusiasm. Exploring the nearly every aspect of beginner's meditation, Michie truly delivers what is promised: a starter kit. But when faced with a busy schedule and the troubles of modern existence, whether meditation will yield inner peace and better health is up to you.

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