I Wanna Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Can Too was not a book that I had planned on reading. Yet, when someone told me about this book last week, it moved to the top of the reading list.
I was curious to see what lessons Miguel Chen could teach about inner peace. Would readers be able to understand? Is he going to blow smoke up our asses?
The lessons about meditation are easy to understand. It would also be easy to go back and reread whatever lesson that you wanted to work on for the day.
Chen definitely did not try to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes. He was very honest about what worked for him and also talked about different things that people could do to have success with meditation and yoga.
Chen has a great sense of humor. It seems like he can relate to people and vice versa. There was cursing, which does not offend me personally. It’s just the way that he talks. So if you’re a prude and easily offended, you may not like the cursing. If you can get past the cursing, then you may benefit from what he is trying to teach about meditation.
There is a section about not being able to move forward because you are dreaming about finding a time machine. This part really struck a chord with me. I’m always wishing for a time machine. However, this is probably keeping me from living in the present.
If you’re interested in beginning meditation or yoga, then this book is a good place to start. I Wanna Be Well can be found at the following links.
I Wanna Be Well on Amazon
I Wanna Be Well on Wisdom Publications
Miguel Chen on Twitter
Blossom Yoga Studio website
- I received a copy of the book in exchange for a review. All opinions are mine. Obviously.
Day 4 of the Iyanla Vanzant book, “One Day My Soul Just Opened Up,” is meditation.
20 years ago, I was not ready for meditating. All of that quiet and stillness was intimidating. You’re forced to truly listen to yourself. To see yourself without distractions is challenging.
It’s hard to be still. It’s not impossible. Also, meditation isn’t as difficult as defeating the jabberwocky.
Meditation helps people to get reconnected to that voice – the one that leads them down the path that they should take.
Meditation does not have to be fancy either. Fancy is distracting.
An extra room has magically been added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than three items to it, it disappears. How do you use it?
Only three items? I’m not sure if I can use this room for anything. I have wayyyy too much stuff. So to play along and keep the room, I would only put a radio, a journal and yoga mat in it. The room could be a meditation room/listening/writing room.
It would be cool if the window had a view of the ocean or a forest. Can the view change every day? I like looking out the window and watching the trees and water. A few weeks ago, I noticed that I could look out of my front door and see the lake. Unfortunately, I can also see my neighbor’s chickens and propane tank so it’s not much of a view.
So I’m posting some Ben Harper videos. I will be listening to Ben Harper in my listening room. It has come to my attention that not everyone knows who he is. Just spreading the word. 🙂