Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment—and Your Life

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Sounds True, 1 jan. 2012 - 184 sidor
We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play—and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are.

Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding “lesson- a-day” primer on mindfulness practice.
Beginning and advanced meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat-Zinn has found most useful with his students, including:
  • Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness
  • The value of coming back to our bodies and to our senses over and over again
  • How our thoughts “self-liberate” when touched by awareness
  • Moving beyond our “story” into direct experience
  • Stabilizing our attention and presence amidst daily activities
  • The three poisons that cause suffering—and their antidotes
  • How mindfulness heals, even after the fact
  • Reclaiming our wholeness, and more
The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that here is where all the questions and challenges really begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights, and instruction to help us make that shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves and the world.
 
NOTE:This ebook does not contain the spoken-word audio component included in the original printed edition.
 

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Användarrecension  - shaunesay - LibraryThing

Jon's voice is so calm and relaxing. I think this is a good and kind introduction that lets you know this practice is easy and hard at the same time. He promotes being kind to yourself, and that ... Läs hela recensionen

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Användarrecension  - TheMadTurtle - LibraryThing

This was a good introduction to the concept of mindfulness, especially with regard to meditation. Kabat-Zinn does a great job of speaking casually and explaining the concepts in a way that's easy to understand. There are also a few meditation exercises in the end of the book. Läs hela recensionen

Innehåll

Introduction
1
Entering
7
Who Is Breathing?
13
A Grounding in Science
19
Inhabiting Awareness Is the Essence of Practice
26
Attention and Awareness Are Trainable Skills
33
PartII
37
Attending Itself
45
The Unity of Awareness
58
Mindfulness Is Not Merely a Good Idea
64
You Are Never Not Whole
70
Deepening
77
Ripening
121
Practicing
135
Epilogue
153
About the Author
165

A WorldWide Phenomenon
51

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine. His clinic was featured in 1993 in the public television series Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the author of Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life and Full-Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness.

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