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  • The Wisdom of Slowing Down
  • By: Eknath Easwaran
  • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Take Your Time

By: Eknath Easwaran
Narrated by: Paul Bazely
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Summary

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 40 years, Easwaran taught meditation and the wisdom of slowing down. As we listen, 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.

©1994 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2021 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

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"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)

"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." (Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

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Having read some of his translations it was interesting to hear the author's own perspective. Lots of good ideas and analogies. His specific take on mantras and meditation was something I hadn't heard before. Will listen to it again soon.

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