Take Your Time

Take Your Time : The Wisdom of Slowing Down

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Through stories, insights, and step-by-step advice, Easwaran shows us how to calm our minds. When the mind is unhurried, we are patient, kind, and focused, ready to respond to what really matters amidst the clamor of a busy day. The secret is to train our minds to work steadily and with one-pointed attention, however many tasks confront us.For over forty years, Easwaran taught meditation and the wisdom of slowing down. As we read, we find ourselves in situations where we may get impatient or upset - standing in line, dealing with difficult colleagues, shopping with children with agendas of their own - but as Easwaran relates each event, we see it from the perspective of an unhurried mind. And we see small ways to change how we respond, opening the door to rich, loving relationships, creative and productive work, and a quiet sense of joy that can permeate our lives.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 126 x 188 x 16mm | 226.8g
  • Nilgiri Press
  • Tomales, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1586380958
  • 9781586380953
  • 288,788

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"This beautiful little book captures the very essence of what our frantic, stressful lives could become if we would simply take the time to slow down. Eknath Easwaran once again offers simple words of wisdom for a complicated world." Â Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People I have long found the writings of Eknath Easwaran to be models of clarity, simplicity and practicality. Take Your Time gives very straightforward advice for remaining centered in a frantic world. I recommend it."- Andrew Weil, MD, Author of Spontaneous Happiness.show more

About Eknath Easwaran

Eknath Easwaran (1910 Â 1999) is respected around the world as an authentic guide to timeless wisdom, and as the author of passage meditation, an eight-point program of universal spiritual practices that includes slowing down and one-pointed attention. In 1961 he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work with publications and retreats.Easwaran's books on spiritual living have been published in 26 languages. His translations of the Indian spiritual classics are bestsellers in English, and more than 1.5 million of his books are in print.A gifted teacher who lived for many years in the West, Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him enduring appeal as a teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.show more

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