Executive meditation coach Mark Thornton writes about a revolution: finding your deepest heart in everyday moments. In Meditation in a New York Minute, Thornton demystifies meditation and makes it accessible to all. He presents his complete program for enjoying the many benefits of meditation: stress reduction, energy, intense mental clarity, in a New York minute. "If your life is moving at warp speed," begins Thornton, "more than ever, you need to create calm quickly and profoundly." Meditation in a New York Minute will teach even the busiest readers:
- How to get an hour of refreshing meditation into your day without adding a thing to your schedule
- Nineteen powerful techniques from the world's wisdom traditions, distilled into "micro-doses" you can use between meetings, while commuting, in the shower, whenever you have a free moment
- The 8 Laws of Super Calm and the 8 Golden Keys for flipping on compassion and insight in any situation
- The 11 Thieves along the path of meditation, and how to dodge them
"You can be super busy, super successful, and super calm at the same time," assures Mark Thornton. With Meditation in a New York Minute, now the rewards of this centuries-old inner art are available to everyone on the go.
"The techniques are fast, simple, and powerful." (The New York Times)
"You will be more deeply connected to life if you buy this book. It's an invaluable gift for your soul." (Jack Canfield)
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Well spent time
Learning in a short time how to use the rest even better is worthwhile. I've learned meditation from many teachers, and think his simple techniques are in agreement with what really works. Much of the ceremony and fuss around meditation is meant to keep the thoughts occupied or distracted enough that you actually can meditate.. this just shows you how to meditate wherever you may be, without long preambles. It isn't new-agey and isn't in that style. Most new-agey "meditations" would be better termed "cheering visualizations" which can relax and benefit a person, but doesn't immediately give your mind from your own core the chance to meditate and create out of itself. He's teaching, simply, MEDITATION.
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Meditation in a minute? Not here!
Low on practical exercises, high on really boring talk, and a very annoying UK (I believe) accent make this painful to listen to. When something is titled, "Meditation in a NY Minute," you expect a series of one-minute meditations, not endless self-important babble about how the author was "chosen" to teach.
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- Kelima K
A wonderful surprise...
Great for busy people, who want to gracefully, add meditation, and it’s benefits, into their life. The methods are innovative, and they work.
‘Meditation in a New York Minute’ is filled with simple ways to reach a calm, lucid state in the midst of a hectic workday. The author shows exactly how to use little chunks of time during daily activities, to reach an hour a day. A fascinating concept.
I was looking for inspiration to get back on my meditation schedule. After listening to the audio sample, I knew there was enough value to warrant a purchase. I’m thrilled, as it’s even better than I’d imagined.
It seems like many audible listeners gave ‘Meditation in a New York Minute’ a high rating, but no one has taken a moment to write a positive review yet, which this deserves. Listen to the sample, and see for yourself.
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- A. F. Galbraith
I really like Marks paperback version but this sounds like its incomplete. One minute Mark is taking I'd through a Visualization and then bam! We hope you enjoy this audible....
I thought we would get "The putting it all together" chapter and a conclusion.
Anyway.. Content and ideas good... Finished product poor.
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