Why Meditate?: Working with Thoughts and Emotions

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Read reviews that mention meditation ricard matthieu practice meditating buddhist spiritual interested monk attention audio happiness inner introduction path buddhism practical meaning mindfulness insight. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I sought help when my depression was getting too much to bear and nothing else seemed to be working. After some research, I stumbled upon meditation again, and I say that since I used to "meditate" during Tae-Kwon-Do classes when I was a kid. I figured it'd at least get me back in touch with it, as I do remember it helping.

I was amazed by the sheer amount of instruction this book contains.

Matthieu Ricard makes a complete effort that addresses basically any question a beginner may have with what meditation is and how it works. First, he describes the practical ways backed by scientific studies it helps. Then, he gets more into the spiritual side, how it's supposed to work, and what you're supposed to do and expect. He does an excellent job putting a complicated thing like meditation into layman's terms without having it lose any of its deep meaning. He even includes some figures and examples to keep you on the right path even if you haven't done it before and make sure that you understand what meditation is.

The interesting thing is that I've taken real meditation classes as of recent in well-known places such as Tibet House and I'm pleased to say that everything they teach in these classes are basically the same principles the book has. I never thought a book could teach something so well. If you don't have access to classes, this is almost as good or even the same in my opinion. If you follow the book and practice, you can also get Tibet House quality instruction.

Fear not, for this is the real deal, but the book makes it so easy a caveman can do it. The CD that comes with the hard copy of the book is a nice recap of the teaching of the book and functions like an audiobook, so you can take it anywhere you want to meditate. I wound up buying this book more than once for some of my friends when they needed help going through some tough times like I have.

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The way we work with thoughts and emotions is to observe them arise and dissolve without adding on afterthoughts. In basic meditation, we use an object like the breath or an image to facilitate the process. When, through regular meditation practice, we recognize the impermanent and insubstantial nature of thoughts and emotions, they no longer lure the mind into drama or disturb it in the same old ways. A greater sense of space, relaxation, and yes, even peace, gradually dawns. Thoughts and emotions will never cease altogether, but, through regular meditation practice, they will gradually lessen as the source of suffering in your life.

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Matthieu Ricard

The purpose of practice is not to get rid of them. We can no more put a stop to thoughts and emotions than we can put a stop to the worldly circumstances that seemingly turn for or against us. We can, however, choose to welcome and work with them.