Skeptical About Meditation? Read this and You Won’t Be

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If you’re intrigued by meditation, but find some of it a little hokey, this is the book you’re looking for. Dan Harris, ABC newsman and author of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book, lays out some research, offers practical advice for adding five or 10 minutes of meditation to your day, and shares some ideas for making life a little easier—all while not taking himself too seriously.

 

Here’s what he says is the best piece of advice he’s ever received to quit worrying so much: “Whenever I find myself carried away by anxious thoughts, I ask myself one simple question: ‘Is this useful?’ Is my next book going to be a classic case of sophomore slump? Will it end up like that second, critically panned Strokes record? I actually liked that record… Whoa, whoa, dude. Is this worrying useful? Probably not.”

 

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
Amazon

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