guidebook to empowerment through meditation starts with the
premise that self-reliance, self-pity, dishonesty, and fear
are character flaws that cause problems in our lives and the
lives of those with whom we interact. These flaws can be eliminated
(or at least lessened) with self-awareness that allows us
to reflect on our thoughts and behavior and make changes for
the better. The ultimate goals are self-empowerment (our own
well-being and happiness) and social empowerment (our willingness
to protect the well-being and happiness of others).
The book—in paperback and ebook—is divided into
three parts with the first part offering a theoretical introduction
to the ego-self, including its obligation and dilemma. Part
two invites readers to confront their bullies (in whatever
form they may appear) through self-awareness and meditation.
Part three features specific meditations for problems including
anxiety, character flaws, revenge, fairness, parenting, children,
suicide, forgiveness, and gratitude. The author states: “When
life’s bullies attack, we counter with calmness and
a clear mind, creating a moment of imbalance for the life
Following the meditations, an extensive collection of back
matter provides additional sources for obtaining that calmness
and clear head. These include Extra Reading, Benefits of Prayer,
Types of Prayer, Types of Meditation, and Notes. Rather than
offering a comprehensive guide for the novice, this book seems
more directed toward an intermediate or advanced level, i.e.,
for readers with some degree of self-awareness already established
and previous knowledge of (if not experience with) meditation.
For those willing to examine the various bullies holding them
back from achieving peace of mind, this helpful book offers
an assortment of healing meditations that address problems
plaguing most of humanity.