Book Review: One Moment Meditation: Stillness for People on the Go (Martin Boroson)

Via Todd Mayville
on Jun 12, 2009
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This book is going to take you a while to read and get through, which is vaguely ironic that a book on meditating in a moment’s time should take so long, but if you put the exercises is this book to practice, it will take a while, and that’s perfectly okay.  The aim of Boroson’s work here is to encourage the reader to realize that meditation doesn’t have to involve long periods of sitting on a cushion with incense and chanting; that pushing the “mental reset” button on the mind can take place in the space of a breath, anytime, anywhere.  This isn’t a “change your life and achieve enlightenment in 60 seconds or less” New Agey books; rather, it is a book filled with definite insight and probing genuine philosophical questions as they might apply to meditation (e.g.: a discussion about the nature of time and our perception of it). The ultimate goal of One Moment Meditation is to get the reader to realize that there really are no individual moments, there is only now. From Winter Road Publishing and available from the One Moment Meditation website.  (Tell ’em Elephant Journal sent ya!)


About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


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