I have wanted to incorporate meditation into my life as a daily practice for years. I’ve put it down as a new year goal, a new month goal, and even a new week goal, but I’ve never actually accomplished making it into a habit. So, when I saw the book Mind Calm by Sandy C. Newbigging, I was excited to get the book and do a Mind Calm review. Because like most people, I feel that something new might result in something that works. But, for me, this meditation technique has gone far beyond meditation.
I even wrote about one of the insights I got from the book in my last post on being judgmental, and that insight along with others have really changed the way I look at everything! It has helped calm my mind down, which is exactly what I expected from a book that was titled Mind Calm.
What Is Mind Calm?
At the core, it is a technique that will help you worry less, stop mind chatter, get focused and start being totally aware of your life. You learn how to stop getting lost in the endless chatter of thoughts that cause so many headaches, and so much wasted time focused on things that serve no purpose to your current reality.
In the end of the book, you apply all the techniques that you learn into a 10-part program to really make what you learned a part of your daily routine. The ‘Calm’ stands for Conscious Awareness Life Meditation.
The technique uses GAAWO, a technique which helps you gently get into a meditative state, as well as calm thoughts (a mixture of words, intention and focus) to help you bring things like love and peace into your life.
During the 10-part program, he outlines exactly what to do and includes some ‘games’ to help you become more consciously aware.
Besides the techniques outlined in the book, you get insight into why your mind is so busy and how to stop it from being so busy.
Every single word in every single chapter was valuable. Sometimes, I will skip over sections in a book – or speed read through them, but I found myself eating up every single word and coming out with consistent value.
Every since I read the first word in this book, I’ve started interacting with my life in a better way. For instance, I was extremely focused on a negative body part before I started to learn about Mind Calm, and it was causing me a lot of anxiety. With the Mind Calm technique (and all of the insight from this book), I can honestly say that my anxiety over this body part has lessened immensely!
I’ve started the 10-part program, and I feel as though this is going to be the one meditation technique that really sticks in my life. It is relaxing, easy, and pulls together many of the things that I have learned over the past years such as the Silva technique.
Who Is Mind Calm For?
This is really a mediation technique for everyone. It is easy and feels natural, and you can do it anywhere you want (as long as you are able to close your eyes safely!)
While the program takes some time out of your day, it is not hours on end. 35-minutes or so of meditation per day is all that is needed (although you can do more). It is split up into morning, afternoon, and night. And, throughout your day, you get to practice becoming more consciously aware and present in your life through some techniques outlined in the book. I find this is really helping me to reduce my mind chatter and stay in the present moment!
In short, Mind Calm is for anyone who wants to learn how to meditate while changing their life in a positive way.
The inner calm that you will start to feel while reading this book is worth a million bucks. If you are reading this Mind Calm review, then you are likely seeking an inner calm, and I really feel like the techniques outlined in this book, plus the insights you will receive, can help you achieve that in a small or big way, depending on how seriously you take this technique and how much you apply it to your life.
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