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Pick and choose what's meaningful for you
Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2019
The scientific world sees the pineal gland as a rice-sized gland in the middle of the brain that secretes melatonin which helps regulate our wake-sleep cycle. Some cultures since ancient times have connected this little gland with a variety of spiritual values, and this is the basis for the book’s philosophy. Even if the assumed powers of the pineal gland are bumping up against your beliefs—as they do mine—, the many forms of meditation outlined in this beautifully written book will be of profound benefit if practiced on a regular basis. Devoting some time to mindfulness is a good thing, and the ways in which Ill Chi Lee makes connections between mind, spirit, and body through a wide variety of exercises gives the reader many choices. It's possible that one of the methods is beneficial to you and others are not.
The methods in the Connect book are one path to choose from or perhaps a method to supplement other ideas you are already practicing to have a happy and fulfilling life. Luckily, for this reader, the language in the book is not preachy, and Lee simply outlines his tried and true methods that have helped countless devotees around the world.