Start Here Now
An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation
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If you want to meditate but have no idea where to begin, then best-selling author and Buddhist teacher Susan Piver is here to help. Her book Start Here Now contains everything you need to know in order to begin—and maintain—your own meditation practice. Piver covers a variety of essential topics such as:
· What meditation is (and what it is not)
· The three most common misconceptions about meditation
· How to overcome obstacles that get in the way of your practice
· The positive effects of meditation on relationships, creativity, and difficult emotions
· Frequently asked questions
Piver presents meditation as something more than the self-help technique du jour—it is a path to love, joy, and courage. This book contains two self-paced meditation programs to help you start here—now!
Praise For Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation…
"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, Ishitagupta.com
"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"
Shambhala, 9781611802672, 192pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2015