Announcing My New Book – The Perfect Pause: Meditating Your Way to the Ultimate You

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I’ve been a little more scarce on Steemit lately. I've been working on a project that has been consuming lots of my time over the past few months. The good news is that project is finally done!

The creation of my new meditation book has truly been a group effort and I couldn’t be more grateful to those who helped with the editing, book design, and marketing strategies. I’d also like to thank Leon Logothetis of the bestselling book The Kindness Diaries (also a series on Netflix) for the cover blurb and the generous endorsement of this book.

There’s something else I’d like to share.

I’m launching The Perfect Pause in a few days, right here on Steemit... Sunday, June 18th!

Admittedly, this book launch is a bit unorthodox. I like unorthodox. I always felt like I was born too late and should have been a hippy in the 1960’s. Little did I know I was actually born a few decades too early and only had to wait for Steemit, cryptocurrency, and blockchain to truly find my tribe. This is why I made the decision to announce my book launch here on Steemit tonight, you are my tribe. This community has shown me so much love that this is where I want my marketing campaign to ripple out from.

There won’t be much fanfare in the beginning...only a series of three posts on Steemit culminating with the official launch on Sunday to be forever imprinted on the blockchain. The media, podcast interviews, and related hoopla will come later.

Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m somewhat of a Steemit/blockchain/crytocurrency evangelist. I believe in the power of the blockchain because my success as an author is an example of its potential. Blockchain technology and this community are very valuable but do you know what’s even more valuable? Time.

Time does not discriminate and, no matter what, it continues its march. It doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, beautiful or not. From the moment we take our first breath, the clock starts ticking. Time is, indeed, the most valuable thing on earth and is not a thing to be wasted.

Time is one of the reasons that The Perfect Pause is so valuable to me, despite what the sales numbers end up being. Much of what I talk about in The Perfect Pause was learned over twenty years of meditation practice and refined over four years of teaching meditation. The main reason for writing this book is I wanted to provide others with a shortcut to achieving the many gifts a regular meditation practice provides.

Meditation has made my entire life experience remarkably better and I’m confident that it can do the same for you.

Click Here to read the second post in this series.

Stay Tuned for more information throughout the next few days!

*I am an American novelist, poet, traveler, and crypto-enthusiast. If you’ve enjoyed my work please sign up for my author newsletter at my website. Newsletter subscribers will receive exclusive updates and special offers and your information will never be sold or shared.

Eric Vance Walton - Media

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Sounds awesome meditating can be great for ones self. Hard to learn but i'd be very interested in your book! Followed and upvoted stop by www.steemspeak.com to hop in discord with a bunch of fellow steemers.

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Thanks, it's actually quite easy to learn. This book was written for beginners. I appreciate the support!

This is why I made the decision to launch my book here on Steemit tonight, you are my tribe. This community has shown me so much love that this is where I want my marketing campaign to ripple out from.

You are leading the charge of how authors will be publishing their books Eric. Love this!

Excited for this Sunday and the release of your book. That cover looks familiar btw, haha. :)

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Thank you very much, Lydon! Steemit really could be the future of self-publishing. I'm going to document this process so it can be repeatable by other authors.

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That is smart and helpful. Excited to watch this process and see how it works.

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Thanks much, Lydon! You've been a wonderful supporter of my work.

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You're welcome, Eric!

Happy to help in any way since you are an encouragement and inspiration to us.

Great that you are lauching your book right here at Steemit. It is a milestone and a strong endorsement of Steemit. Hopefully this will bring the spotlight on Steemit. Thanks for doing this.

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You're welcome and thanks for your comment. I intend on mentioning the platform whenever possible. I my Steemit blog address listed on the back cover, hopefully that drives more people here!

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That is a very good idea as well. More people need to know about Steemit and what it can offer.

Id buy it just to read what you wrote...

Do you take sbd?

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Thank you! We're still brainstorming to find an effective way to accept SBD for a launch of this size.Hopefully we can figure this out. I would love to be able to accept crypto as payment.

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That would be a great plan, i would expect a lot of steemit users to be interested in buying with SBD.

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You got that right!

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So true! I hope to find a way before the launch.

Congrats on the upcoming book launch! Very excited for you. May just pick up a copy.

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Much appreciated @bbrewer!

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Long time fan, @ericvancewalton. You have inspired me to live more deeply. Thank you for that!

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You don't know how happy that makes me to hear you say that. Thank you!

Ericvancewalton, congratulations on the completion of your book! I love the title "The Perfect Pause". That is such a great title. It really has a very deep meaning for me because it reminds me, that in life, we all need moments when we need to quiet the mind, like a pause. I truly wish you all the best. It is strange how I came across this article and clicked on it. I just was drawn to it for some reason. It is like synchronicity for me. Yesterday I wrote my first blog on finding a path to inner peace and the journey to find it. I plan to research all methods of quieting the mind, so your book will definitely be part of my journey. I will resteem your article on my blog and follow you. I truly am very happy for you! Best of luck and success!

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Thank you very much! I love when synchronicity happens like that. I actually have an entire chapter in the book dedicated to that. Meditation has truly been my savior. It's got me through some really hard times.

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... PumpeD and RE-STEEM-ED !!! - )))

Publication of a book is an immense feat in and of itself. Where can we get it?

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You're right, it's hard work! Enjoyable though. I'll be announcing where to purchase on Sunday. Thanks!

Bravo, dear Eric! I can't wait to sit down with my copy! The timing is perfect. ;)

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Thank you, my friend. I hope you enjoy it!

Sounds amazing, good luck my friend.

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Thank you!

You right time keeps going congratulations my brother!!!!

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It's frightening how fast it goes. Thank you, brother! I appreciate your friendship.

Great ! @ericvancewalton, Launching your book on this platform is welcome and will inspire a lot of members in this community. Content lovers are challenged everyday by the content they read on this platform everyday. ...... Can't wait for the day of the launching of your book!!

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Thank you! I'm excited by the possibilities!

gl

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Thanks for the upvote, good karma to u my friend. <3

Congratulations on your new book! I love the title and the look of the cover, it's beautiful. Can't think of a more beautiful image than the northern or southern lights... Wishing you the best of success with it and will be watching for more as you roll out the launch.

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I really appreciate it, @judym! The image actually came to me during a float tank session so I knew I had to use it for the cover. All the best to you!

AWESOME EVW!! I want to reserve a copy.

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Thank you, @hansikhouse! I'm excited about it. I'll, for sure, save you one.

Congratulations Eric!! Looking forward to reading :)

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I appreciate the support, as always! Thank you!

@ericvancewalton it all manifests so fast when you are in tune... look at you.. congrats!! sending good vibes your way.. much success with your new book.

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Thank you, my friend! It is certainly amazing to be in the flow!

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Happy Birthday...hope it was a great one.. and many more on the way ..haha!

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Thanks! My birthday is actually this coming Sunday (the day of the launch).

Awww...Congratulations @ericvancewalton! Its like you just had a baby. ;)

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You nailed it! That's what I imagine it to be like only the labor is marked in months instead of hours. : ) Thanks!

Congratulations on finishing the book! That can be a rather large feat. Big props!

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Much appreciated!

I'm so looking forward for this!!

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Yo alien. Meditation is where it's at! ;)

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Darn tootin' @fairytalelife! Wow, did I just type that?

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Yo Johanna! We've missed you around here :)

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Can't thank you enough for the ideas and the support....but here's a feeble attempt...thanks! ; )

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Eric, don't mention it. It's really my pleasure :) Looking forward to this!

Looking forward to it. I am currently learning self hypnosis as well. Best of luck!

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Cool! I've heard that can be highly beneficial as well. Thanks!

Good luck brother for new book ;)

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Thank you, man! I appreciate it!

This is exciting @ericvancewalton! Followed so I can keep up with your launch. Hope it exceeds all your expectations

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It sure is! Thanks for the follow and for the kind words!

DESERVE STEEMIT OSCAR
WELL WRITTEN
KEEP IT UP AUTHOR

Congrats on your New Book an goo luck @ericvancewalton

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Thank you!

Looking forward to it, I hope it's a success. I know I could use some meditation in my life, but I can never start and keep doing it on a consistent basis. Does the book cover ways get started?

Also, my birthday is on the 18th! Looks like we both get to celebrate something. :)

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Awesome! Absolutely, this book is intended for beginners. Guess what? My birthday is on June 18th too, that's why I chose that date to do the launch! Happy Birthday, brother Gemini!

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Nice! Happy birthday, brother!

Congrats Eric! Good luck for new book

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Much appreciated! Thank you for your support!

Meditation is my drug of choice.

Meditation + Yoga = Life (math)

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Amen @capitalpink! Side effects may include: greater health, happiness, spontaneous smiling, and wisdom. ; )

Congrats @ericvancewalton :))) I upvoted and Re-steemed for you ::))
WAY TO GO !!!!!! ::)))

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Thanks for the kind words and enthusiasm, @westerngurl!

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You're Welcome :)) @ericvanewalton

nice work

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I appreciate it!

What kind of meditation do you normally subscribe to?
Transcendental or something else?

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I, personally, learned and practice Kriya Yoga meditation. The method I teach is more like TM though. Kriya is a bit too advanced for beginners.

Wow! That's a great news. Congratulations! Can't wait till Sunday.

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Thank you! I can't wait either!

An evangelist? Oh, for those who know you. Okay. I'm new. Seeing the image of the book cover and reading your post made me think of you as a poet, a romantic, a hardworker who knows how to focus on a worthwhile task and get it done! Congratulations ericvancewalton for making yet another indelible mark on the blockchain.

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Thank you for the kind words! The awesome support of this community means a lot to me!

Thank you for your authenticity Eric! I'm new on steemit, I'm a writer as well and meditator, your post gives me hope and inspiration for new ways of working and spreading my work. I would love to hear more about how you work with steemit to publish and launch your book and what advises you have about being a publisher on this platform. Thank you again for your sharing. peace

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First of all, welcome to Steemit! I wish you well here. Secondly, thank you for the kind words! I'm following you.

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Thank you for your support!

So pleased for you Eric and loving seeing your journey of growth and success. Whoop! So deserved xxx :)

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Thank you, my friend! We've all come a long way since our Choose Yourself days! (disclaimer: I'm still a huge fan of James.) I hope you're well!

Amazing! Can't wait to check it out!

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Cool! Thanks!

I also enjoy how you express your love for the steemit and crypto tribe in general. I'm discovering this new world for 2 months now and I'm just like a little child in front of christmas tree...all these currencies, these new ways of doing business, these new ways of communicating and sharing... what a cool world we're living in and what an exciting future we're building!! I'm also very happy to join this tribe and feel I was looking for it for a long time.. weird futuristic people like me ;)

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This Steemit community has shown me a lot of love. I'm very grateful for the support! Thanks!

This book will help a lot of people to get their way out of stress and much more!
Great effort...Thanks for writing the book @ericvancewalton

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You're welcome! Thank you for your comment and well wishes!

Great idea, all of the best with your new book and the launch!!

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Thanks @rynow! I really appreciate it!

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You are welcome!!

fantastic!! truly great idea to launch here, I can't wait and will be among the first to purchase. cheers to great success for you!

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Thank you very much, Ruth! I'm so honored to have your yantra in the book!

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I'm honored too and can't wait to show it off ;-)

Looking forward to it, I've tried meditation but my mind doesn't want to slow down. As a side note my son has started on Steemit, check out his art if you have time, @danepatterson, I also have a new poem you might like. Have a good day, I am still at the beach posting from the coffee shop.

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Yes, the mind can be tricky to tame. The secret is to acknowledge the thoughts and release them instead of trying to hold them back. Awesome, man! I followed him! Thank you and enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Mazel Tov! Thank you for sharing! May it have much success as it offers benefits to others!

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Mazel Tov! I really hope it helps a lot of people. Thank you!

All the best of luck with the launch @ericvancewalton
Always known that I should be meditating but have only really done it once properly and that was about 20 years ago! Following you now...

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Thank you! It's never too late to start again. I appreciate the follow!

Hi ericvancewalton, I read parts of your previous book. I hope your second book do just as well and this time I will start at the beginning and read through it. I am so glad you do so well on steemit.

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Thank you and I hope you enjoy the new one!

Can't wait for the new book! Will definitely read it! Good luck and steem on :)

Upvoted!
You made the right decision. Steemit is a perfect platform to launch a book.
Btw, congratulations on your new book and keep up the good work.

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I appreciate the support! This decision really feels right.

This is awesome Eric! Can't wait to read it!

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Thank you, Ann! I appreciate the ReTweet today as well!

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You're welcome! Happy to promote your writing! I think meditation is one of the solutions to the world's problems!

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It's greatly appreciated, Ann! I would go so far as to say meditation, if taught in all schools, could transform our world in just a generation or two. The transformation I've seen in myself and in others is mind-blowing. One of my goals is to get meditation added to public school curriculum...more on that to come! : )

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Love it! It's great that you're part of the solution!

followed

Congrats on the up coming book,very exited for you. Bravo

Way to go bro! Keep going and with the help of god and steem will be there!

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Thank you!

Aha! Thought you had been a bit quiet; well done, can't wait to read! Plus the subject matter is close to my heart. I discovered the power of meditation a few years ago now; and it has helped me immensely in many areas of my life.

Cg

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Thank you, @cryptogee! I'm so glad you found meditation. I have no idea what I would have done without it! Cheers!

He Eric! Congratulations on finishing your book and how cool that you going to release it on Steemit first. What a paradigm shift from normal publishing. Steem on!

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Hey, thanks! I'm looking very forward to seeing how it all works. I have a feeling all of my future books will be released this way. Steem on, brother! I hope you're healing up!

Congratulations @ericvancewalton!
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Thank you!

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Looking forward to this release here exclusively on Steemit bro, congrats to you and your progression forward in your literary career, We truly are living testimonies of the Steemit potential and the success we reap from it. The book cover looks amazingly relaxing to say the least, nice colour choice.

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Thank you! Yes, this community continues to innovate (and amaze me). I appreciate your comment and best of luck to you my friend!

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You're very welcome and it amazes me as well! Thank you, steeming onward!

Fantastic stuff, sir....

I'm super stoked to know you'll be released your new book soon and via the Steemit platform! Great idea! I'm sure it will be the success you are expecting and more.

Wish you the absolute best and cannot wait to get stuck into "The Perfect Pause"!!!

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Thank you, man! I really like your work, you should self-publish a book and be next in line to do this!

Excellent!! I will definitely be on your blog on the 18th, really looking forward to this. So happy for you Eric, you're in the home stretch :)

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Thank you very much, @dreemit! Honestly, this all doesn't even seen real sometimes. I'm very, very grateful.

That's great @ericvancewalton! Novelists do so well here on Steemit!

You have created interested with me in your book for sure!
Looking forward to it.
Wish you all the success with the launch this Sunday. You must have a lot to do still.

BTW, I've signed myself up to your mailing list.

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Awesome! Thank you! Yes, you're 100% correct, there are still a few things to finish and details to iron out. I think I'll need about a week of rest and relaxation after this Sunday. Cheers, man!

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