Take Your Time: Finding Balance in a Hurried World

Eknath Easwaran, Author Hyperion Books $16.45 (240p) ISBN 978-0-7868-6221-4
In his characteristically gentle way, Easwaran (Your Life Is Your Message), founder of California's Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, instructs readers in the art of ""intentional living."" Offering a simple ""Eight-Point Program"" for reclaiming control over one's time and mind, Easwaran stresses slowing down, eliminating unnecessary activities and focusing on ""only one thing at a time."" He explains the difference between compulsive pleasures and true happiness, the ""kind of peace of mind [that] cannot be disturbed by any external circumstance."" Each of the Eight Steps--""slowing down, one-pointed attention, training the senses, putting others first, spiritual companionship, spiritual reading, repetition of a mantra, and meditation""--is clearly explained and illustrated in Easwaran's humble and often humorous voice, which inspires readers to believe that they can achieve the often drastic lifestyle changes he suggests. From getting up early in the morning to making ""wise choices"" about everything from food and entertainment to companions, the author shows how to make simple, specific efforts that ""open a door to joy and peace."" (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1997
Release date: 09/01/1997
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