Looking Inward: Meditating to Survive in a Changing World
Objectively, the world as we know it in the last one year has been worse than we have known in our time on earth. From changing social structures, global warming and a pandemic at a macro level, to changing lifestyles, fake news, stress at the micro level, the ramifications of these events affect our health, productivity, and most importantly, leave a lasting impact on our inner peace.
In this practical guide, Swami Purnachaitanya helps you on your personal journey towards finding the root cause of your anxiety, stress and restlessness, using meditation to collect distracted thoughts, soothe the senses and refocus your energy to being present in the moment. The book is a beautiful account of personal experiences, meaningful stories and practical wisdom that he has received from his Master, about learning how our mind works, and how to manage it, so that you can transcend it and access the true source of peace, happiness and support.
In this book on meditation, the reader is guided step-by-step on the journey towards inner peace. Practical examples and easy-to-do-exercises enrich the reading experience. It also explains the difference between mindfulness and meditation.
Praise for the Book
"When the world around us is in turmoil, we need to look inward. Meditation is the tool that can give us the much needed solace and inner strength."
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, world-renowned humanitarian, spiritual leader and peace ambassador
"My father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, had received a copy of your book 'Looking Inward',
and was immersed in it when illness overtook him. I know that, other than his Bible, his
Book of Common Prayer, missal and hymn book, this was the only book that he took with
him to the hospice where his life ended…
…He had prepared himself for death, and in many ways was looking forward to it, as he had turned more and more to the spiritual aspects of his being. I think that this book, that you gave him, made him accept the end with equanimity and complete nonchalance. He knew where he was going, and was ready to take the final steps. He was of good cheer, and I think that this book helped him to achieve that peace of mind, and ready his spirit / soul for its new adventure. Thank you for having given him this great gift, and for having helped him in his last days."
Trevor Tutu, son of Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu
"Your emotional health has a direct impact on your physical health. Looking Inward allows you to identify the root cause of your stress, anxiety and other negative emotions, and this book will enable you to address them with the help of meditation. It's beauty lies in its simplicity and clarity of thought. A must read for anyone looking to build meditation as a practice."
Luke Coutinho, world-renowned Holistic Lifestyle Coach - Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine
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