Meditation for the Love of It

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Meditation for the Love of It

Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience

By Sally Kempton; Elizabeth Gilbert (Foreword by)

Sounds True, Paperback, 9781604070811, 365pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

Meditation is like a love affair with your innermost self. At times it can be ecstatic and entrancing, other times simple and still and sometimes you might not even feel its profound effects until later. Now with"Meditation for the Love of It, "Sally Kempton shares practical secrets to help us turn meditation into an unconditional embrace of the fullness of our experience on and off the meditation cushion. With the gentle wisdom and compassion of one who understands the nuances of practice, she opens us to the joy of exploring the deep and mysterious inner landscape of the heart, mind, and body. Drawing on her 40 years as a teacher and a fellow meditator, Sally teaches us how we can connect to our inner longings and creative shakti energy to allow the transformative gifts and blessings of meditation to unfold. With playfulness and devotion two key attitudes in sustaining a daily practice she shares indispensable guidance for this voyage of self-discovery, including: How to tune in to your own meditation channel, a bandwidth of tranquillity, energy, and joyWhy you don t need a quiet mind to meditateHow the force known as Kundalini can fuel your practiceConnecting to your ever-present Inner Beloved to let go of conditioned ideas about yourself and make space for the True Self to come forthRipening your practice beyond technique into the sweet mysterious expanse of spontaneous meditation More than 20 practices for bringing the peace and insight of meditation into your daily life Remember: what you seek in meditation is your own Beloved, your own inner intelligence, your own Awareness, and your own Truth, teaches Sally."Meditation for the Love of It"points us back to our own intimate heart of hearts, our own deepest experience, and the bliss of existence itself.Contents Introduction: Awakening to Meditation Chapter One: The Lure of Meditation Chapter Two: How Do We Experience the Inner Self? Chapter Three: Preparing for Practice Chapter Four: Choosing the Right Doorway Chapter Five: Moving Inward: The Practice of Oneness Chapter Six: Working with the Mind, Part I: Navigating the Thought-Stream Chapter Seven: Working with the Mind, Part II: Liberating Your Thoughts Chapter Eight: Letting the Shakti Land Chapter Nine: Where Do You Find Yourself? A Road Map to the Meditation Journey Chapter Ten: Coming Out of Meditation: Contemplation, Recollection, and Journal Writing Chapter Eleven: The Daily Life of a Meditator: Holding Inner Attention Chapter Twelve: The Three-Week Breakthrough Program Chapter Thirteen: The Process of Ripening Epilogue: Let the Inner Dance UnfoldPraise This is the classic wisdom of the East, cast in a very personal and accessible form. It is authoritative and inspiring and will make you want to meditate for the highest reasons and in the most effective ways. Andrew Weil, MD, author of "Spontaneous Healing" and "Meditation for Optimum Health" A thoughtful, intuitive, and uncommonly well-written book, which can only be welcomed be all who follow the way of meditation. Peter Matthiessen, author of "The Snow Leopard" Sally Kempton is one of the great realized teachers on the meditation path, whose Integral understanding of life merges seamlessly with her mastery of meditation. She is a guide for our time. Ken Wilber, author of "A Brief History of Everything" Love this book I m grateful to Sally for this how-to guide to the soul and am excited to deepen my own experience of meditation through her inspiration and guidance. Seane Corne, international yoga teacher and activist, cofounder of Off the Mat, Into the World.

About the Author

Nee en 1969 dans le Connecticut, Elizabeth Gilbert vit aujourd hui a Philadelphie et voyage regulierement au Bresil et a Bali. Ancienne journaliste a "GQ", a "Spin" et au "New York Times" entre autres, ses premiers ecrits sont remarques par les critiques finaliste du Hemingway Award avec "Pilgrims" en 1997 et du National Book Award avec "Stern Men" en 2000. Elle acquiert une notoriete internationale avec son roman autobiographique "Mange, Prie, Aime" (Calmann-Levy, 2008).