About the donothing Book
Several years ago, I was asked to speak at a conference on mindfulness meditation. Even though I was more than a decade into my meditation practice and deeply invested in the topic, I felt reluctant to take on this new challenge. But I did it anyway—and more requests soon followed
I was blown away by the overwhelming response from the attendees who talked with me at each conference and reached out in the months that followed. I heard the same feedback over and over again, sentiments that mirrored my own mindfulness leadership journey:
“When I meditate for even a few minutes, I feel more calm and prepared for the demands of leadership. I want to learn more about how meditation works.”
“Your story sounds like mine. I know I should have my own meditation practice, but I’m not sure how to get started.”
“I really need to meditate. I just can’t seem to make it happen.”
I began to think more deeply about the benefits that I, as a business leader, have received from meditation practice and silent retreats. When I decided to do nothing—which is what meditation can look like—it changed my life. I shared this with a friend, who said, “You should write a book about your meditation experience. Entrepreneurs and leaders would benefit from your story.”
In December 2016, I started writing donothing, a book that will give you insights from leaders, including myself, who have found the time to start a daily practice and attend a silent retreat. You will get an overview of the scientific studies that show the positive effects meditation can have on our brains, bodies, and hearts.
The book (also available on audiobook) will also teach you how to meditate, what to expect when you commit to a daily meditation practice, and what it’s like to attend a silent retreat.
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