Author(s): Daniel Goleman; Richard J. Davidson
In this landmark book, two New York Times-bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain, the body, and the mind. Sweeping away common misconceptions and neuromythology, Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson demonstrate that beyond the pleasant states mental exercises can produce, the real payoffs are the lasting traits that can result-the altered traits that lead to positive life changes. More than sheer hours, we need smart practice, something often missing in widespread versions of mind training. The authors reveal the latest data from Davidson's lab, which suggests that the more we practice, the greater the benefits, and, along the way, share details of a close and productive friendship dating bock to the 1970s. Compelling and grounded in new research, this is one of those rare books that have the power to change our lives at the deepest levels. Book jacket.