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

Cover-JKZ100Lessons-BetterListen Today we share with you Lesson 2 from



LETTING EVERYTHING BECOME YOUR TEACHER:

100 Lessons in Mindfulness, a new book by Jon Kabat-Zinn. 




LESSON 2: Map Versus Journey  


This book is meant to serve as a map, a guide to you. As you know, a map is not the territory it portrays. In the same way you should not mistake reading this book for the actual journey. That journey you have to live yourself, by cultivating mindfulness in your own life. 


Reprinted from LETTING EVERYTHING BECOME YOUR TEACHER: 100 Lessons in Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn © 2009 by Jon Kabat-Zinn.  Reprinted by arrangement with the Random House Publishing Group.


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LETTING EVERYTHING BECOME YOUR TEACHER: 100 Lessons in Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Cover-JKZ100Lessons-BetterListen We are indeed pleased to be able to offer these wonderful excerpts from 100 Lessons in Mindfulness from Jon Kabat-Zinn's new book Letting Everything Become Your Teacher.  The 100 lessons are derived from Kabat-Zinn's international best-seller Full Catastrophe Living. Keep checking our site for new lessons. The first is on "Self-Motivation"


LESSON 1: Self-Motivation  

 

In order for meditation practice to take root in your life and flourish, you will have to know why you are practicing. How else will you be able to sustain non-doing in a world where only doing seems to count? What will get you up early in the morning to sit and follow your breathing when everybody else is snug in bed? What will motivate you to practice when the wheels of the doing world are turning, your obligations and responsibilities are beckoning, and a part of you decides or remembers to take some time for “just being”? What will motivate you to bring moment-to-moment awareness into your daily life? What will prevent your practice from losing energy and becoming stale or from petering out altogether after an initial burst of enthusiasm? 


Reprinted from LETTING EVERYTHING BECOME YOUR TEACHER: 100 Lessons in Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn © 2009 by Jon Kabat-Zinn.  Reprinted by arrangement with the Random House Publishing Group.


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Have A Happy (and Mindful) Holiday

WorWe are indeed proud to release "The World of Relaxation: A Guided Mindfulness Practice for Healing" with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Click here for more info and to hear a sample. 

The audio only version is available now on our website and is currently being featured on iTunes. Look for the DVD version in early 2010. 

Also, please take advantage of our "mindful" free title of the month with the esteemed yoga instructor Beryl Bender Birch.