• Take Your Time

  • The Wisdom of Slowing Down
  • By: Eknath Easwaran
  • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Take Your Time

By: Eknath Easwaran
Narrated by: Paul Bazely
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Publisher's Summary

Through stories, insights, and step-by-step advice, Easwaran shows us how to calm our minds.

When the mind is unhurried, we are patient, kind, and focused, ready to respond to what really matters amidst the clamor of a busy day. The secret is to train our minds to work steadily and with one-pointed attention, however many tasks confront us.

For over 40 years, Easwaran taught meditation and the wisdom of slowing down. As we listen, we find ourselves in situations where we may get impatient or upset - standing in line, dealing with difficult colleagues, shopping with children with agendas of their own - but as Easwaran relates each event, we see it from the perspective of an unhurried mind. And we see small ways to change how we respond, opening the door to rich, loving relationships, creative and productive work, and a quiet sense of joy that can permeate our lives.

©1994 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2021 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

Critic Reviews

"I have long found the writings of Eknath Easwaran to be models of clarity, simplicity and practicality. Take Your Time gives very straightforward advice for remaining centered in a frantic world. I recommend it." (Andrew Weil, MD, author of Spontaneous Happiness)

"This beautiful little book captures the very essence of what our frantic, stressful lives could become if we would simply take the time to slow down. Eknath Easwaran once again offers simple words of wisdom for a complicated world." (Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

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Brilliant and Practical Guide! Must Listen!

Thank you so much for this book! I loved it and will integrate your method into my daily life. Love, joy and blessings to you, Dr. Easwaran! Namasté

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Changed my life

Really good audiobook. This audiobook has me slowing down and noticing my wrongs. I will start meditating every day from now on.

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  • JK
  • 04-05-22

EXCELLENT

I highly recommend this book.
People should read this and above all practice his advice. The world could be a much better place. It definitely warrants “re-listening”.
The short section about “mantras” is interesting. I ordered that in book form, but will also listen. The narrator is beyond question one of THE BEST, not to forget the author.
My thanks to all involved for making all these books available to us, JK.

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Great starting point

Having read most of this collection, I think this is a good book to start with. Great performance and it is nice to have the same narrator for all of the books. This practice has benefited me greatly.

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  • Richard Hall
  • 08-31-22

Interesting Personal Perspective

Having read some of his translations it was interesting to hear the author's own perspective. Lots of good ideas and analogies. His specific take on mantras and meditation was something I hadn't heard before. Will listen to it again soon.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-28-22

Loved it

Perfomance and story was as if designed just for me.
Loved it and will listen many times more.