More than 20 percent of Americans follow no religion but suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Arguing that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, the author of The End of Faith suggests that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives. Offering a new way to engage with spirituality, Sam Harris presents meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.
"Harris ranks as my favorite skeptic…. Anyone who realizes the value of a spiritual life will find much to savor here—and those who see no value in it will find much to reflect on."—Daniel Goleman