The Spiritual Benefits of Meditation
By Ed and Deb Shapiro
In between your thoughts, beneath the noise of your mind, behind your life's story—is stillness. When you quiet the monkey mind and its constant thinking, you can tap into this natural state of being to relate to the world in a more centered way, with calm and clarity.
This is no small thing—once you are quiet enough to be aware of the present moment, your decisions improve, your heart beats slower, and your life can radically, wonderfully change for the better. So whether you’ve never meditated or are a long-time pro, check out the ways meditation can transform your life—and the world.
Adapted from Ed and Deb Shapiro’s new book, BE THE CHANGE, How Meditation Can Transform You And The World, with forewords by the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman, with contributors such as Marianne Williamson, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Beckwith, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jane Fonda, Jack Kornfield, and Byron Katie.©2009, Sterling Publishing
Deb is the author of the award-winning book Your Body Speaks Your Mind. Ed and Deb are the authors of over 15 books, and lead meditation retreats and workshops. They are corporate consultants, and the creators of Chillout daily inspirational text messages on Sprint cell phones. See: www.EdandDebShapiro.com