Expand This Moment by John Selby

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When John Selby was a graduate student, philosopher and meditation expert Alan Watts challenged him to study the world's meditation traditions from the inside, to identify their common underlying psychological processes, to formulate an approach to meditation based on these commonalities, and to then teach this universal process. Forty years later, in this dramatically different guidebook, Selby fulfills Watts's mandate.

Selby has sought solutions to suffering in native cultures around the world and discovered proven techniques for attaining physical and emotional well-being. But the streamlined practice presented here is as much the result of personal breakdown as of academic research. As they did for him in a dark night of the soul, the twelve simple focus phrases Selby presents insert positive messages into our inner dialogue, promoting spiritual development and emotional healing. These brief core statements comprise a root psychological meditative practice that allows anyone to quickly wake up to the present moment — naturally, pleasurably, and with life-affirming consistency.

About John Selby

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John Selby is an author, executive counselor, researcher, videographer, marketing consultant, and awareness-management pioneer. He is the author of over two dozen self-help, spiritual-growth, business-success and psychology books published in fourteen languages with over half a million books in print. Early in his career he conducted mind-management research for NIH and the New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute and explored innovative approaches to stress relief, insomnia treatment, cognitive shifting, and short-form meditation. Educated at Princeton University, UC Berkeley, the Graduate Theological Union, and the Radix Institute, John spent two decades working as a therapist and mindfulness coach, while continuing with research into more effective cognitive methods for quieting the mind and maintaining a more alert, relaxed, enjoyable present-moment focus. John lives and works in Kauai. He can be reached at www.iUplift.com.
Published March 21, 2011 by New World Library. 242 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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