It’s illuminating and surprising to read the words of Jane Fonda, who describes her challenges to calm her mind extending until she turned 70! Imagery and technique covers the range from Jane Fonda imagining a chandelier hanging from the middle of her head to the esoteric, reverent, and magical.
This book, with so much input from interesting people, makes meditation our friend and true companion in life. I appreciate Marianne Williamsen’s response to Einstein’s statement that we cannot solve the problems of the world from the level of thinking that we were at when we created them. She writes, “A different level of thinking means a different level of thinking. It doesn’t mean a different kind of thinking. It doesn’t mean a different emphasis in our thinking. It does not mean a more loving kind of thinking. It means what Einstein said, a different level of thinking, and to me, that is what meditation brings.”
Be the Change explores the sanity and brilliance of meditation and how it affects many aspects of our personal lives. The authors make a strong case for meditation changing the world for the better. It’s a joy to find such thoughtful people writing on the importance of facing and controlling our minds and egos. It’s like a party where the great poets, writers and thinkers of the world have been invited, and you get to spend time with each of them!
There are practical chapters on sitting meditation, sounding meditation and moving meditation. Most importantly, this book is a call to all of us that we can, must, and will be the change we want to see in our world.
Be the Change is eloquent and shows in many ways the true benefits of a meditation practice. Being able to keep our peace and maintain an even, balanced state is one of the true benefits of meditation and can be used in all areas of your life. It’s the ultimate tool for energetic health.