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Review The Meditative Mind y Daniel Goleman

The Meditative Mind: The Varieties of Meditative Experience Daniel Goleman Jeremy P. Tarcher / G.P. Putnanm's and Sons, New York, 1988. 214 pages. As I work on cataloging online the older books in our collection, I sometimes raise an eyebrow at how dated some books have become, and send them off to to the thrift shop.  This work stands out and holds up as a jewel of the late 1980s still relevant for today. Goleman starts with an overview of meditation, and explains a view of the two primary purposes of contemplative practices: concentration and insight. Goleman describes concentration as "the meditators mind is unaffected both by outer distractions, such as nearby sounds, and the turbulence of his own assorted thoughts and feelings. Although the sounds are heard, and his thoughts and feelings are noticed, they do not disturb the meditator." Goleman continues this chapter describing other details and levels of concentration practices. The following chapter addre

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