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The basic principles of meditation and mindful living are explained in this guide for everyday living. The deep and abiding qualities of silence and the foundation of true spiritual experience are explored, and the need to make conscious choices in daily life to ready oneself for meditation is illuminated. This book also provides individuals with all the particulars of good meditation practice and explains the challenges and rewards of group meditation. Ideal for individuals and spiritual friends to use alone or with one another, this text is a thoughtful primer on finding silence and a practical manual on meditation for seekers of every persuasion.

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"A writer, therapist and meditation teacher, Norris pens an invitation and a challenge: be still. She writes for those who begin to experience spiritual yearning, as opposed to those who are already students somewhere along the spiritual path. As such, her instructions on beginning to meditate — becoming acquainted with and comfortable in silence — are simple and gradual. The material is logically organized, covering in friendly and flowing language what a beginner needs to know: Pay attention. Breathe. Sit up straight. Stick to it. Work with others to support a practice of silence. She rarely uses the term 'meditate,' as if that were too much spiritual jargon. This is paradoxically consistent with the best teachers of meditation, who know that the practice of paying attention is intended for everyday life as well as for the focused, intentional practice of meditation. A published poet, Norris chooses an evocative form for her words: a kind of spiritual blank verse, short unrhymed lines that themselves encourage slow reading and pausing to think and digest. ('In our present culture/silence is something like an endangered species....') This small, gift-sized book successfully gives a gentle nudge toward a demanding spiritual discipline. (Sept. 30) FYI: BlueBridge is a new spirituality publisher, created by HiddenSpring founder Jan-Erik Guerth." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In this luminous guide, a meditation teacher explores how one can bring the peace and power of silence and meditation into everyday life.

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The basic principles of meditation and mindful living are explained in this guide for everyday living. Ideal for individuals and spiritual friends to use alone or with one another, "Inviting Silence" is a thoughtful primer on finding silence and a practical manual on meditation for seekers of every persuasion.

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Gunilla Norris is a meditation teacher and psychotherapist in private practice and the author of Becoming Bread and Being Home. She lives in Mystic, Connecticut.

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John Marquez, May 19, 2009 (view all comments by John Marquez)
A slim volume -- a mere hundred pages -- but one I've been slowly savoring for months now. Norris' insights into meditative practice are deceptively simple; her voice is gentle, affirming, and encouraging, yet she pierces right to the heart of what sitting in silence is all about. Her reflections, written in poetic form, are as clear and focusing as the sound of a bell. Every word of hers rings true.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780974240503
Author:
Norris, Gunilla
Publisher:
BlueBridge
Subject:
Meditation
Subject:
Religious aspects
Subject:
Silence -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Metaphysics-Meditation
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in 0.29 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A writer, therapist and meditation teacher, Norris pens an invitation and a challenge: be still. She writes for those who begin to experience spiritual yearning, as opposed to those who are already students somewhere along the spiritual path. As such, her instructions on beginning to meditate — becoming acquainted with and comfortable in silence — are simple and gradual. The material is logically organized, covering in friendly and flowing language what a beginner needs to know: Pay attention. Breathe. Sit up straight. Stick to it. Work with others to support a practice of silence. She rarely uses the term 'meditate,' as if that were too much spiritual jargon. This is paradoxically consistent with the best teachers of meditation, who know that the practice of paying attention is intended for everyday life as well as for the focused, intentional practice of meditation. A published poet, Norris chooses an evocative form for her words: a kind of spiritual blank verse, short unrhymed lines that themselves encourage slow reading and pausing to think and digest. ('In our present culture/silence is something like an endangered species....') This small, gift-sized book successfully gives a gentle nudge toward a demanding spiritual discipline. (Sept. 30) FYI: BlueBridge is a new spirituality publisher, created by HiddenSpring founder Jan-Erik Guerth." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this luminous guide, a meditation teacher explores how one can bring the peace and power of silence and meditation into everyday life.
"Synopsis" by ,
The basic principles of meditation and mindful living are explained in this guide for everyday living. Ideal for individuals and spiritual friends to use alone or with one another, "Inviting Silence" is a thoughtful primer on finding silence and a practical manual on meditation for seekers of every persuasion.
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