, November 21, 2015
A lovely little introduction to practicing the habits of mindfulness. Easy to read: written in little chunk-lets with a friendly and compassionate tone. Although this book does work up to an actual meditation practice, it is really not about meditation so much as about practicing becoming more frequently aware of each moment in your life. The author talks about using these methods with severely traumatized and physically ill patients, and how all of us, if we practice mindfulness can use the habits we learn to help us make clear headed decisions in times of stress and difficulty. It comes with a little CD of meditation practices at the end. These are very accessible, guided meditations. Some severely serious meditation practitioners might not even call them that--they are really mindfulness practice. I have the distinct feeling that I will return to this little (it really is little--easy and comforting to hold in your hands) volume time after time after time after time after time....
That was a little joke about time always being now. Sorry, couldn't resist.