Review: Altered Traits: Sci­ence Reveals How Med­i­ta­tion Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body
Altered Traits: Sci­ence Reveals How Med­i­ta­tion Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Gole­man
My rat­ing: 4 of 5 stars

This book tries to explain the ben­e­fits and what is and isn’t proven about med­i­ta­tion. I found it to be very help­ful know­ing the sci­en­tif­ic back­ground in order to estab­lish a new rou­tine. Some­how, the ratio­nal part of my mind needs to be con­vinced of the ben­e­fits for me to make even an attempt.
In the end it comes down to prac­tice and dis­ci­pline. There exists lit­tle doubt that med­i­ta­tion is ben­e­fi­cial, it is just a mat­ter of mak­ing it a habit to reap the ben­e­fits and fine­tune the prac­tice when you are more expe­ri­enced. I do think it can help to focus and resist dis­trac­tions, to get more eas­i­ly into a flow and gath­er your thoughts when you find your­self over­whelmed by what life throws at you.

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