The Miracle of Meditation: Opening Your Life to Peace, Joy, and the Power Within

The Miracle of Meditation: Opening Your Life to Peace, Joy, and the Power WithinThe Miracle of Meditation: Opening Your Life to Peace, Joy, and the Power Within by Ryuho Okawa
Published by Irh Press on October 4th 2016
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1942125097
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two-stars

I think this is the simple case of “I didn’t get what I was looking for” I was really looking for a book that was more about technique than flowery language, the Author’s personal take on things, etc. There are many benefits of meditation, many of which I already know, and the Author did touch on more.  But I thought that this book was not beneficial to the newcomer who wants to learn technique. Yes, this book did touch on various types of meditation and the benefits – again, I wanted more of a how to guide. Or should I say a simple-how-to-guide. I was turned off a little by the flowery language. If you are looking for a book on the benefits and what to expect from meditation, then you might enjoy this book a little more than I did. There is an emphasis on spirituality/religion here – meditating to get close to God, etc. I didn’t really didn’t mind that, but I can see how some might be turned off by this aspect. For me I want to meditate to relax, manage my stress, clear my mind, stop worry, etc. Of course, people looking for a spiritual connection want those things as well, but I do get how the strong statements such as “Meditation is a way of fine-tuning the vibrations of the mind so that we may receive heaven’s light and savor the bliss of inner peace.” might not work for some.

There are some who have read this book and really enjoyed it, It just wasn’t for me.

Thank you to IRH press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

 

 

two-stars