Meditation for the Love of It: An Introduction

"This is an inspired, beautiful, and thoroughly sage-like book! Sally Kempton writes about meditation as very few can-combining the perspectives of scientist, devoted seeker, authoritative spokesperson of the ancient tradition, and, I venture to say, one who dearly loves and seeks to know the highest truths. Meditation for the Love of It offers both practical teachings on ‘how to' meditate and an inspired survey of what meditation ultimately is meant to lead us to, the recognition and capacity to live knowing that life is indeed sacred. I encourage anyone seeking more happiness, clarity, and love in their life to drink of its curative wisdom-better yet apply any of the practices that Sally, so expertly, lays out. You and our world will, no doubt, be made better for it."
—Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYoga, author of The Four Desires

"Love this book! Sally Kempton is a modern communicator of a traditional practice, and in this book she generously shares her forty-plus years as a committed explorer of the soul. With great compassion and depth of experience, she affirms the challenges of quieting the mind while opening you to those realms of consciousness where you are able to exist wondrously within the pulse and flow of your own being. Her poetic prose invites you into the vast landscape of the mind, where all are welcome, all are divine. I'm grateful to Sally for this how-to guide for the soul, and I am excited to deepen my own experience of meditation through her inspiration and guidance."
—Seane Corn, international yoga teacher and activist, co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World

"A thoughtful, intuitive, and uncommonly well-written book, which can only be welcomed by all who follow the way of meditation."
—Peter Matthiess en, author of The Snow Leopard

"Sally Kempton is one of the great realized teachers on the meditation path, whose Integral understanding of life merges seamlessly with her mastery of meditation. She is a guide for our time."
—Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything

"One of the most practical, clear, and fascinating guides on meditation that has ever been written. This book can totally revolutionize your meditation practice and quite possibly your life!"
—John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga

"Sally Kempton is a true gift to the yoga world, for she is able to communicate the living wisdom of meditation through her engaging, natural, and practical writing style, which vibrates with flowing consciousness. Sally awakens meditation from within, and her teachings in this book will resonate with people at all levels of experience on the spiritual path."

Shiva Rea, yogini, martial artist, and creator of Yoga Shakti,Inner Flow Yoga, and Solar Flow Yoga DVD s

"Deep thanks for Meditation for the Love of It. It is a warm, gentle, immediately relevant book that will help many people and touch many hearts."
—Robert A. Johnson, author of We, Inner Work, and Balancing Heaven and Earth

"Sally Kempton is well equipped to guide on how to love our way to the divine life and the joyous oneness it epitomizes. I often recommend Sally Kempton to my own meditation students as a realized guide on the path of awakening. The chapter on her three-week meditation program alone is worth the price of this book, but I would say that the true delight here begins with getting to know this extraordinary yogi Sally Kempton. We are all blessed to have her and her genuine tantric lineage and teaching transmission in our lifetime."
—Lama Surya Das , author of Natural Radiance and Awakening the Buddha Within

"Meditation for the Love of It is a gift to the world; a kiss to the inner life."
—Mariana Cap lan, PhD, author of Halfway up the Mountain and Eyes Wide Open

"Sally Kempton can awaken your heart and still your mind in a way that will radically amaze and delight you. If you are going use just one guide to meditation, this book should be it."
—Marc Gafni, PhD, author of Soul Prints, co-founder of iEvolve, Integral Spiritual Experience, Center for World Spirituality

"Don't meditate because you think it is good for you-that can be a waste of time-do it because your soul craves the love it was meant for. Let sitting down on your cushion be a rendezvous with your beloved. Meditation can be the most fulfilling love relationship you will ever have in your life-a love that lasts more than one night, a love that is true, eternal, boundless, delight. With this book to show you how, begin now to meditate for the love of it."
—Sharon Gannon, author of Jivamukti Yoga:Practices for Liberating Body and Soul

Exercise: Focus on the Space between One Thought and Another

3/16/2011 4:00:00 AM
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