- Review: Secrets of Meditation
- Series: –
- Author: Davidji
- No of Pages: Ebook
- Expected publication: September 4th 2012 by Hay House
Secrets of Meditation
A Practical Guide to Inner Peace and Personal Transformation
For thousands of years people have tried to tap into the stillness and silence that rests within to discover their deeper selves. In Secrets of Meditation, davidji takes you there, demystifying the practice along the way and guiding the reader on an epic journey into your own consciousness. Whether you are new to meditation, a crisis meditator, or someone who has been meditating for years, Secrets of Meditation will take your practice, and your life, to the next level.
In this insightful book, davidji shares his own meditation journey along his own path to awakening and shares the impact it can have on your physical health, your relationships, your emotional well-being, and your spiritual life. As the secrets to an effortless meditation practice are revealed, you will unlock the door to your own personal journey and discover what is actually supposed to happen when you close your eyes.
davidji shares the wisdom of the ages in a very accessible and entertaining style—demystifying rigid commandments, revealing the five greatest myths of meditation, and illuminating the most powerful rituals to weave a practice into your day. Secrets of Meditation will have you meditating in minutes, setting powerful intentions for each day, and living a happier, easier, and more fulfilling life.
This is an amazingly written guide to meditation! But there is so much more! On top of being a fabulous guide to meditating, which he goes through in various ways, he also delves into a myriad of spiritual subjects, such as the chakras and mantras. The thing I love about this book is that Davidji doesn’t talk down to the reader.
I was lucky enough to read this along side The Power of Intention by Wayne W. Dyer. These two together are a fabulous marriage of great understanding of your own mind and body and what our thoughts do everyday. I will be posting a book review on The Power of Intention soon but I have to say, these are my two favorite spiritual books of the summer if not the year.
Secrets of Meditation literally takes you on a journey of meditation. You start literally at page one. And as I said above, Davidji doesn’t assume that you know what you are doing but he also doesn’t assume that you’ve never meditated, therefore the journey is easy enough for beginners but in depth enough for someone that has been practicing meditation for sometime! Like himself. A journey of exploring yourself, that is what this book is. Of reaching that inner state that we can’t get to if we don’t let ourselves grow calm but Davidji does say over and over again that we are already there. We are already enlightened, we just don’t think that we are!
So, from the very first chapter this is an easy read. The meditations get a little more in depth and Davidji lends us a hand and shows us the way and then reminds us that there is no failure. We are who we are and that is all we need to be! Amazing thought!
At the end of the book Davidji does talk about common mistakes with beginners and I thoroughly appreciated that he took the time to address fears that we all probably have. I know I have them and I’ve practiced meditation for a few years! Here are some common myths he shares with us:
- You must clear your thoughts! — Do not worry about clearing your thoughts. We have 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts in one day. Clearing our thoughts would really be a feat! Just let go and enjoy the relaxation!
- Something special or transcendent is supposed to happen during mediation. — Davidji goes on to say that not only is it normal for a transcendent experience NOT to happen but it only actually happens to a few people!
- Am I doing this right? — You ARE doing it right even when you don’t think you are! There is no right or wrong practice to meditation.
- If I meditate long enough I will achieve enlightenment. — He goes on to say that we are all already enlightened! There is no need to REACH for it because you already are!
- My favorite of all! If I meditate I am a superior human being because I am spiritual. — Meditation always you to connect more often and more deeply with your source. This doesn’t make you or me or anyone else more special than the next human being. We are already special!
He also goes over excuses and ways we keep ourselves from meditating but after reading an entire book on how great meditation is and how EASY it truly is to practice just five minutes a couple of times a day? Definitely makes me want to continue.
Last thoughts? I say if you are someone looking into meditation or already meditating but want to go a little deeper, Secrets of Mediation is a great guide to help you. It was such an easy read but as I said above, not brought down to our level, written at a level of very easy understanding. Fabulous writing style. I’ve been a fan of Deepak Chopra for quite a few years now and now I am a new fan of Davidji.
Do you guys meditate daily? Weekly?
I must say I am sad that I have this as an ebook from Netgalley because I want to start again at the beginning and go through the process slower, for myself instead of for the book review. This book is going to be published early September and I’ll probably buy it just to go through it slower. Although if it comes out on Audio that would be my favorite way of listening! What a great meditation device audible would be!