One-Moment Meditation: Stillness for People on the Go
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11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Don't let the title fool you Apr 01, 2009
The "one-moment" in the title might hint at shallowness for the sake of a quick fix but it isn't so.
In addition to techniques of stillness, there were some profound insights for me here, particularly about death enriching life. Take a look to see what I mean.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
It only takes a moment... really! Mar 30, 2009
By Linda Goodman
Martin Boroson takes the mystery out of meditation in this gem of a book. As a psychotherapist, I've taught children, adolescents and adults how to use Mr. Boroson's clear, simple techniques to decrease their anxiety and quickly regain their emotional balance. The book is written with humor and insight. I leave it on my desk as a reminder to just "take a moment".
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
What a blessing--One Moment Meditation available in the U.S.! Mar 27, 2009
By Douglas Paxton
I am thrilled to see that this book is finally available in the U.S. One Moment Meditation manages to gracefully be wise, practical and inspiring--all at the same time. If your life feels hectic and too busy for a regular meditation practice, you have try Boroson's method. Since first reading the book several years ago, I have felt as though there were an angel on my shoulder, helping me to notice the moments in my life, and giving me the tools to be more present. I have ordered 3 copies, because whenever I lend the book to friends, they end up keeping it!
And, if you haven't seen it yet, Boroson's first book, Becoming Me (2000) is one of those children's books that brings appreciative tears to the eyes of the parents as they read it to their little ones.
10 of 12 found the following review helpful:
What a Difference a Moment Makes Apr 10, 2009
By Diana Theodores
Book Review - The One-Moment Meditation
Reviewed by Diana Theodores, PhD.
This is a book about how to achieve the remarkable benefits of meditation in as short a time as possible. As an executive coach working with time-premium clients it's a gift of a toolbox for improved performance and wellbeing. I use exercises and concepts from this book with my own clients in performance coaching sessions as well as in group programs in communication, presenting and leading teams. The relaxed receptivity that results in `being present' and being `in the moment' transforms anxiety into curiosity and fears of being in the spotlight into a state of genuine dialogue and participation with others. I've also had report backs from clients about lower blood pressure as a result of applying some of Boroson's pointers.
With a constantly supportive, down to earth and witty voice, he eases us into the benefits of meditation (such as calmness, self-awareness, clarity of thought, compassion, radiance and energy) in just the time it takes to inhale and exhale - a moment.
Through Boroson's wonderfully clear and rationalised teaching, we arrive at `the One-Breath Cycle,' a profound inner experience, more or less at will. But "life goes on out there" Boroson reminds us, so we are stretched that little bit more - to experiencing being in the moment with your eyes open and while on the move.
I now understand that being in the moment - that state of vital, alive, active stillness in which you are `breathing as one with the world' - is not only a spiritual endeavour but a highly efficient condition, poised for action. Being in the moment enables smarter decision making, creative and powerful breakthroughs and a quality of flow and flexibility when facing change and transition.
The beauty of this book is its simplicity and the premise that we have everything we need right here and right now to wake up.
"You won't need to quit your job, get a babysitter, or even find an empty cabin by the pond," says Boroson. "You won't need to buy any clothing. You won't need to join a group, get any special equipment, reorganise your office, download a programme, or buy an instructional DVD from my website. All you need is here, right where you are."
I've read this book a few times now and it delights and instructs me more with each reading. It is a cool, wise, and reassuring touch on our furrowed and effortful collective brow.
Diana Theodores, PhD, is a founding partner of Theatre 4 Business, an international performance coaching consultancy. www.theatre4business.com
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
What a Difference 1-Moment Can Make Sep 01, 2012
By Smart Girl
This book was recommended to me by a friend because I, as many people, seem to rush around a bit too much. I got this book and started practicing what he teaches, and it has made such a difference. To slow down and take that one-minute and get present is such a gift to myself AND to those I interact with. It has enhanced my clarity and creativity. I recommended it to another friend who has also thanked me deeply for turning him on to it. Highly recommended if you are a busy person and also love to be connected to Something Higher....
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