Do you find yourself racing through your day almost unconsciously, later wondering where the time has gone? It is difficult if not impossible to live a fulfilling life that way. This excellent book teaches you how to slow down, pay attention, and reap the rich rewards of a life mindfully lived.
Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World contains seemingly simple meditations on the power of fully tasting (for example, the “Raisin Meditation” and the “Chocolate Meditation”) that will make you realize how much you’ve been missing when you race through your days without being fully conscious of the impact of sensory experiences. The more complex meditations in the book, such as the “Body Scan Meditation” and “Mindful Movement Meditation,” will help bring a higher degree of awareness to your life for greater fulfillment and enriched experiences.
From the back cover:
“Everyday life this is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and the award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier life – one that’s less anxious, less stressful, and less exhausting.
“Based on the techniques of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), the unique program developed by Williams and his colleagues, the book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone. By investing just 10 to 20 minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT and fully reap their benefits. The book includes links to audio meditations to help guide you through the process. You’ll be surprised by how quickly these techniques will have you enjoying life again.”
About the authors:
Mark Williams, PhD, is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oxford and a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Danny Penman, PhD, is a feature and comment writer for the UK’s Daily Mail. After earning a PhD in biochemistry, he worked for the Independent and the BBC.Paperback, 276 pp.