Meditation for Busy People offers simple strategies to reduce tension, minimize chronic stress, and quickly relax and unwind. Nobody needs meditation more than people who have no time to meditate. These busy people may have tried meditation but given it up, as it seems so difficult to integrate into a hectic lifestyle. Most traditional meditation techniques were developed thousands of years ago for people living a very different lifestyle than today. Few people today find it easy to just sit down and relax. Meditation for Busy People is filled with methods that can actually be integrated into everyday life. A morning commute becomes a centering exercise, and the street noises outside an apartment window in the city become an aid rather than a distraction to finding the silent space within. Both active and passive meditation techniques are covered, and the aim of all the techniques is to teach the practitioner how to find the stillness in the storm of everyday life. Many methods are specially designed to be integrated into the reader's everyday routines, so that they soon can tackle even the most hectic day with an attitude of relaxed calm and playfulness.
Osho is a contemporary mystic whose life and teachings have influenced millions of people of all ages, and from all walks of life. His often provocative and challenging teachings continue to generate more and more interest today, and his readership is dramatically expanding around the world in more than 50 languages. People can easily recognize the wisdom of his insights and their relevance to our lives and to the issues we are facing today. The Sunday Times (London) named Osho as one of the "1,000 Makers of the 20th Century." He is known around the world for his revolutionary contribution to meditation -- the science of inner transformation -- with the unique approach of his "Osho Active Meditations" acknowledging the accelerated pace of contemporary life and bringing meditation into modern life.
CONTENTS PART I: UNDERSTANDING THE ROOTS OF STRESS Lighting Up the Inner The Pathology of Ambition PART II: MAKING THE BODY--MIND CONNECTION Awareness and Relaxation: Two Sides of the Same Coin Don't Try Harder Don't Choose Accept the Ups and Downs Don't Fight with Your Nature Look for the Pay-off Look for the Changing, Appreciate the Unchanging PART III: RELATING FROM THE CENTER Living with Others: The Rules and When to Break Them Start from the Center Drop the Doing Three Techniques for Centering His Story / Her Story Lovemaking as a Meditation PART IV: MEDITATIONS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE Natural and Easy Breath is a Key Relaxed Attention Taking Space Conscious Eating The Inner Smile Rise with the Sun Saying Yes Letting Go of Restlessness Staying in Touch with the Heart The Stop! Exercise Breaking Out of the Box Just Listening Pillar of Energy Collapsing Into Silence Enjoying the Drama Complete the Circle -- A Mirror Meditation Move from the Head to the Heart Air Space for Road Warriors PART V: Untying the Knots -- Active Meditations to Find Stillness Within Why Catharsis Is Helpful Techniques 1. Gibberish meditation -- emptying the mental rubbish 2. Start the day with laughter 3. A centering device 4. Running, jogging, and swimming OSHO Active Meditations OSHO Dynamic Meditation OSHO Kundalini Meditation OSHO Nadabrahma Meditation OSHO Nadabrahma Meditation for Couples OSHO Nataraj Meditation Afterword Online Resources and Recommended Reading Your most important web links OSHO Active Meditations OSHO Talks: Silence Shared in Words Recommended Osho books