Authors : Tobin Blake
Practicing Everyday Meditation with Tobin Blake
Tobin Blake is the author of Everyday Meditation: 100 Daily Meditations for Health, Stress Relief, and Everyday Joy. He has taught meditation and spiritual awakening at Unity centers, private schools, and colleges. Visit him online at TobinBlake.com.
About Everyday Meditation
"Everyday meditation offers the guidance, encouragement, and structure both beginning and advanced meditation students need to either start a new practice or take an exciting one to the next level. It does far more than just introduce the practice of mediation on a theoretical level. It is designed to get readers meditating from the get-go so they can experience its joys firsthand.
Most meditation teachings primarily provide students with techniques, such as mantra, zazen, and visualization, while offering very little real help in overcoming the obstacles to deep meditative states. Everyday Meditation is different in that while it does teach the ABC's and techniques of meditation, its primary focus is on the following three key points, which are essential to developing a successful, long-term practice:
Daily Practice — Tobin explains that we do actually have to meditate, and regularly, in order to benefit from it, which is why he included 100 days worth of original meditations designed to get readers meditating regularly.
Uproot the blocks — In order to achieve deep meditation, we must uncover the things within us that interfere with our progress. The exercises Blake offers are set up to help meditators get to the root cause beyond their resistance to meditation, so they can go beyond it.
Reprogram the waterfall — A constant waterfall or thoughts runs in the background of our minds forming and endless stream of words and images, which never cease. The meditations Tobin offers are designed to transform this often negative waterfall of thoughts into one based on gentleness, loving kindness, and forgiveness." — New World Library
Everyday Meditation Interview & Excerpts
The following are excerpts from Everyday Meditation © 2012 by Tobin Blake and printed with permission of New World Library, www.newworldlibrary.com, Novato, CA.
Everyday Meditation Interview with Tobin Blake
Meditation Day 1