Meditation is my favorite topic. I came across it by pure chance, and never left it after that, as it changed everything in my life.
It’s a quite unknown topic, poorly understood and, worse still, full of misunderstandings.
Misunderstandings such as believing that it consists of emptying one’s mind. Or that it’s an esoteric subject. Or it’s only applicable to hippies, weird individuals or to people who smell of incense.
For these and other reasons, I’m halfway of writing a book on meditation, aimed at “common people“. People like me, and perhaps like you. A book addressed to skeptics, with quite some science behind and, while we’re at it, with a slight touch of humor. A book that explains it as your friend would. In short, the book I would have loved to find, back in the day, when I started. Hope to find the time to finish it. With three children and a company to run, you can imagine…
In the meantime, here is a list of my 9 favorite books on meditation:
- Mindfulness in Plain English (Bhante H. Gunaratana).
- PlenaMente (Andrés Martín Asuero).
- The Art of Living (William Hart).
- Mindfulness for Beginners (Jon Kabat-Zinn).
- Altered Traits (Daniel Goleman y Richard Davidson).
- Buddha’s Brain (Rick Hanson y Richard Mendius).
- Why Buddhism is True (Robert Wright). No, I’m not a buddhist. This book is a scientific and comprehensible analysis of that mixture of psychology and philosophy that is, in a certain way, buddhism. And, of course, it discusses meditation.
- Why can’t I meditate? (Nigel Wellings)
- Waking Up (Sam Harris). Perhaps not the best option as a first read. But, to me, by far, the best of all.
If you read them all and none is your cup of tea, do not hesitate to write me and put tons of pressure to finish mine, once and for all.
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