Infinite Meditations: For Inspiration & Daily Practice by Scott Hanson
Infinite Meditations: For Inspiration & Daily Practice offers techniques to:
- Ground yourself in times of stress and change;
- Discover or re-kindle your spiritual journey;
- Tap into your intuition to maximize personal joy and effectiveness;
- Create an unlimited number of unique meditation mantras based on your beliefs and goals
Words from Readers:
This surely is a work of art! I like that the meditations are given in a context that is useful and meaningful to the reader; in this book, the author holds a nice balance of being capable and informative, yet also humble. The first time I tried it I just “asked,” and the number 33 popped into my mind, so I read Meditation 33 and chuckled at how appropriate it was. Thank you for sharing Infinite Meditations with me – may it have a good journey out into the world.
— Jane English, PhD, Photographer, Author of A Rainbow of Tao, and co-creator with Gia-Fu Feng of an edition of Tao Te Ching. See eheart.com
Infinite Meditations invites the reader into a multi-faceted, ongoing conversation with the Tao Te Ching, that ancient Chinese classic of mystery and sensibility. Scott Hanson’s inspired reflections on the Tao and other rich founts offer compelling insights and possibilities for the reader to create a path of one’s own. Here you will find ageless wisdom, new perspectives, and bountiful nourishment for an enduring meditation practice. Drawing from an extensive range of sources as varied as multiple translations of the Tao Te Ching, including one by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English, to the discoveries of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, Scott Hanson has created an accessible and compelling gateway to a meditation practice for a lifetime.
— Carol Ann Wilson, Author, Still Point of the Turning World: The Life of Gia-fu Feng, Foreword Magazine’s 2010 Book of the Year
In my years leading teams of people, I have consistently been an advocate for a holistic approach to work – meaning that it is important to be happy in life, and work is only one component of happiness. One strategy I use for personal happiness, and have recommended to others, is to begin every day with some form of positive reinforcement either through reading or meditation.
I was energized by Scott’s vision and approach to a subject that is dear to me. This book not only addresses the value of daily meditation but also acts as a guide for newcomers to the practice. I would recommend it to anyone who craves more peace and harmony in their life, and particularly as a tool to those who are faced with unanticipated challenges. I see Infinite Meditations serving as an inspirational conduit to people focused on improving themselves.
— Robert Ackerman, Author, Executive Coach and Former COO of a Fortune 500 Company
This is a unique interpretation of the Tao Te Ching that offers an understanding of the fundamental ideas of Taoism in a modernized and eclectic style. I find that subsequent readings of specific meditations reveal additional insights and depth to the experience. I highly encourage everyone to give this work at least one read, the number of meditations absolutely being finite notwithstanding.
— Jack Hanson, Mathematics Instructor
The largest insufficiency of American culture today is the lack of the masses to recognize one thing: that each person has a soul that begs to be understood in its relation to a just and loving higher power. Meditation can be one of the best platforms in life to pursue knowledge of our inner being, and of God. With Infinite Meditations, Scott Hanson gives the reader a solid foundation for the value of meditation / contemplation; then the tools to incorporate that into daily life in ways that are meaningful to each person. Hats off to this unique and extensive effort. I highly recommend it!
— Greg Gibson, Author of Rhythm of the Stride: Answers in Time
Learning to meditate over the past two years has really helped me navigate through a very difficult time. As I have evolved with it, I find I usually meditate in the early evenings, as this gives me the greatest peace of mind. I don’t love all of the meditations that Scott shares, and I tell him that! But I particularly love my meditation - “Peace Come to Me” (80); as well as “Meditation 65 - I am the Song,” and “Meditation 78 - Becoming One with the River.” The vision of becoming like ice melting (from 78) is a mantra that really appeals to me and helps me let go.
— Gail Halsaver
It has been nothing short of a fantastic journey watching this project unfold from its first conception, through many years of drafts and re-writes to the present moment. I admire Scott’s vision and his driving passion to create a work that reflects the spirit and depth of his personal meditation practice. It has been a privilege reading, experimenting with mantras, and offering my edits to meditations in real time with him. I believe the book succeeds in providing simple, profound messages that will serve to guide, ground, and inspire.
— Kristina Hanson
The truth is, meditation can be a challenging habit to develop yet the commitment and dedication of this very personal act of self-discipline is well worth the effort. I have been meditating for over 20 years and the benefits Scott lays out are true and here for us.
I love how Scott has brought together not only individual meditations on various subjects but he also explains the benefits of meditating; tips on how to meditate; suggestions for enhancing one's practice; and more.
The well-written and thoughtful individual meditations have given me a resource of topics to meditate on that have enhanced my own practice. Infinite Meditations would be a great book not only for an advanced meditator but also for a beginner.
— Signe Nichols, a long-time student of the practice of meditation and seeker of mindfulness
Cirque Press Author — Scott Hanson
Scott Hanson is a writer, wireless professional, poet and philosopher who lives in Kingston, Washington. A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, he was raised in Bellevue, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. His mother – herself a painter in watercolors – inspired an appreciation for music, writing and the arts. Scott took piano lessons, taught himself to play the drums as a teenager and began writing journal entries, poetry and short stories. He worked several different jobs during college and in his twenties, including as a bread & pastry truck driver, while chasing his youthful dreams of becoming the next John Steinbeck or John Bonham. In 1992, at 26 years old, he finished his first book (unpublished), Gramma Betty and Grampa Jack, a genealogical history of the maternal side of his family.
At 18 years old, a friend introduced Scott to Lao Tsu: Tao Te Ching by Gia Fu Feng and Jane English, 1972 New Vintage Books. He felt an immediate affinity with the words and started a spiritual journey in Eastern Philosophy and meditation. In his mid-thirties, during a time of significant personal setbacks and challenges, he began to practice meditation every day to various translations of the Tao Te Ching. As the years passed, a dream gathered in him to create a “modernized” version of the Tao for his personal use and to share with others. In 2017, at 50 years old, he quit his full-time job as an account executive in the wireless industry, giving himself one year to pursue his dream. But six months later, during a trip out of state with his wife, their home caught fire and burned to the ground. While this was a huge challenge for their family, it also expanded his perspectives and changed the direction of the book. Six years and many side turns later, Infinite Meditations: for Inspiration and Daily Practice is Scott Hanson’s first published book.