When Vanessa Potter woke up one morning blind and paralysed, she was astonished to discover that it was meditating, not drugs, that saved her, helping her on the road to recovery. Working with neuroscientists on a unique ‘citizen science’ experiment, wearing a portable EEG headset that records her brain activity, Vanessa becomes a human guinea pig, investigating whether meditation can transform her life, forever. Books on meditation normally teach us how to meditate – not what happens when we try. For the curious or sceptic alike, Vanessa provides an unusually voyeuristic and often humorous glimpse into how powerful the right practice can be.
“Fascinating…ten different ways to train the mind, written in the context of learning to be the best that we can be for ourselves, our families and our loved ones. It doesn’t matter what you think you may know about meditation, consciousness or yourself, there is much to be learnt here.” ISABEL LOSADA, bestselling author