Meditation Is Not What You Think It Is with Jon Kabat-Zinn
“The act of taking your seat in your own life, which could also be seen as taking a stand of a certain kind, on a regular basis, is in and of itself a profound expression of human intelligence. Ultimately it is a radical act of sanity and love—namely to stop all the doing that carries us through our moments without truly inhabiting them, and actually drop into being, even for one fleeting moment. That dropping in is the exceedingly simple, but at the same time, hugely radical act undergirding mindfulness as a meditation practice and as a way of being. It is easy to learn. It is easy to do. But it is also equally easy to forget to practice, even though this kind of dropping in takes literally no time at all, just remembering.
Meditation can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. There is no rule on how to do it or where to do it. In today’s busy world, Mindfulness has become front and center for a lot of people. More people from all over the world have now added some form of Mindfulness to their life than ever before. The funny thing about that is, if you asked 50 people to define Mindfulness Meditation, you would probably get 50 different answers.
So let’s talk about Meditation and see if it would fit into your world. Meditation Is Not What You Think is a book published in 2005 but was part of another book – Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. Although, it has been updated with a new foreword to give insight to the questions and answers fitting today’s era.
This informative book details what day to day awareness can do for you and how explains how it can change your outlook. Discover how being in touch with your surroundings is so important. Mindfulness teaches you how create an intimacy with yourself and allows you to fully understand how valuable awareness really is. The amount of people talking about Meditation and realizing the saturation of the hype, makes it a topic that should be explored. Mindfulness teaches you how create an intimacy with yourself and allows you to fully understand how valuable awareness really is.”
Read the complete excerpt here.
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