Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics A 10% Happier How-to Book by Dan Harris
Book Review by Dawn Thomas
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House
Release Date: December 26, 2017
Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Meditation, Happiness
When I first saw this book, I was very intrigued. This book is more than meditation. It is a road trip in a bus across the country explaining the benefits of meditation to people. There were many skeptics in the bunch, especially the police officers. Dan explains how meditation can help you become 10% happier by meditation even a few minutes a day. I have always had difficulty meditating. It seems I have monkey mind and have a hard time shutting it off. Reading Dan’s tips along with Jeff’s meditations was the trick.
The book also has an app associated with it 10% Happier. I downloaded it from the Google Play store, and it is now my go-to app for meditations. The meditations from the book are listed as lessons along with other meditations based on activity or time.
The writing is easy to read and will make anyone struggling with meditation feel better about themselves. There is no intimidation or statement that you have to meditate this way for it to be effective. I have recommended the book and the app to many of my friends.
I am lax in writing posting this review. I read the book about a year ago and have been using it ever since. With the beginning of the New Year, the 10% Happier app held a 21-day meditation challenge. I am proud to say I completed the challenge meditating all 21 days.