If you are new to meditation, this is the book to read. It’s written by the co-founder of the headspace app and former monk of 10 years. He explains in plain English what meditation is about and what you can and should expect. I found it a real eye-opener, and it cleared a lot of false ideas I had about meditation. I believe that everyone should meditate and I see this book as a real help to explain why.
From the Book:
“Andy Puddicombe, the founder of the much publicised Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation.
Accessible and portable, these powerful techniques promise amazing results. Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired and achieve a new level of calm and fulfilment. By following the daily exercises, you will start to experience life-changing results. The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are now well documented with doctors advising their patients to give it a try. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor-made for the most time-starved among us.
For beginners and seasoned meditators alike, here is the opportunity to harness and develop skills that will combat the negative symptoms of our fast-paced world, and that once learned, will last a lifetime.“
by Andy Puddicombe, published 2016