“The purpose of this book is to show you that you can control which of those worlds you live it. You can decide that no matter what is happening around you, the sun will always be shining in your world.
Or you can decide that your world is always going to be a cold, dark place.
The point is, the external world doesn’t make that choice.
Obviously most people would prefer to live in the sunshine. The problem is that they just don’t know how to step into it.
I’m here to tell you that meditation can take you there. That sitting in silence for twenty minutes can be a tool to wash away the pain, frustration, and insecurities that have been coloring your existence and allow you to get back to the state of happiness that is your birthright.
The path that I will lay out in this book represents the simplest route between your current state and that happiness. As your guide, I will not lead you on any detours or suggest that we take the scenic route. No, this is a simple and straightforward guide on how to use the tool of meditation to get the most out of your life—written with the authority of someone who has used that very tool every day for the past fifteen years himself.”
~ Russell Simmons from Success Through Stillness
Russell Simmons is often called the godfather of hip-hop. He’s a fascinating guy and entrepreneur.
This is our third Note on one of his books. (Check out our Notes on Do You! + Super Rich.)
This book is a quick, straight-to-the-point guide to meditation written in a style that makes you feel like you’re having a chat with Russell. Super simple, fun, practical.
If you’re into hip-hop and looking for a book to help guide you, this might be your perfect introduction to getting your meditation on. (Get a copy here.)
There are five sections: (1) Why Meditate?; (2) Why You Think You Can’t Meditate; (3) The Physical Benefits of Meditation; (4) Living Up To Your Potential; and (5) How to Meditate.
It’s packed with a bunch of Big Ideas. I’m excited to share a few of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!
P.S. Check out our class on Meditation 101: How to Meditate Without Moving to the Himalayas plus our growing collection of Notes on meditation here!
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