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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Lesson Seven from Jon Kabat-Zinn's "Letting Everything Become Your Teacher"

Cover-JKZ-LettingEverythingBeYourTeacher We are delighted to share with you another amazing lesson from Jon Kabat-Zinn's:

100 Lessons in Mindfulness

LESSON 7: Right Attitude

The attitude with which you undertake the practice of paying attention and being in the present is crucial. It is the soil in which you will be cultivating your ability to calm your mind and to relax your body, to concentrate and to see more clearly. If the attitudinal soil is depleted, that is, if your energy and commitment to practice are low, it will be hard to develop calmness and relaxation with any consistency. If the soil is really polluted, that is, if you are trying to force yourself to feel relaxed and demand of yourself that “something happen,” nothing will grow at all and you will quickly conclude that “meditation doesn’t work.” 

Jon Kabat-Zinn Bio and Links

Available on BetterListen! -- Jon Kabat-Zinn's The World of Relaxation

Available on Amazon -- Letting Everything Become Your Teacher