Suggested Reading

      The Relaxation Response (1975-2000), Dr. Herbert Benson M.D
      The classic mind body approach that has helped millions conquer the harmful effects of stress

Dr Benson, a medical doctor and Harvard professor, conducted some of the earliest scientific research on the benefits of meditation, showing that meditation reduces the metabolic rate of the body, and plays a significant role in stress release.

       The Power of Now (2004), Eckhart Tollee
Tolle takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.

This book has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into over 50 languages.  Among other topics, it explores that part of you that is separate from and aware of your mind, what I have called Awareness.

Altered Traits (2018), Dr, Daniel Goleman, Dr. Richard Davidson
Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body

The authors are scientists associated with prestigious American universities.  Both have been meditating since the 1970’s and began research on its effects at that time.  In this book, these New York Times bestselling authors “unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain, the body, and the mind”.

Information—Consciousness—Reality (2019), Dr. James B. Glattfelder
How a New Understanding of the Universe Can Help Answer Age-Old Questions of Existence (free download).

The author, a theoretical physicist, explores the link between consciousness and reality.  He presents an outline of this book in a 2014 talk at TEDxSalford