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Coming to Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Feb 12, 10

Read in February, 2010

Compared with "Full Catastrophe Living" (by the same author), this one wasn't as seminal for me; however, the very brief, almost stream-of-consciousness chapters in this one allow the author to touch on a lot of topics linked with mindfulness, and helped reinforce the need for us to connect to what we are going through now, moment by moment and breath by breath, rather than fixating on the past or the future all the time or dwelling in a "virtual" reality. Some chapters were particularly great; others just so-so, but all in all it was a great mix of wisdom with occasional poetry thrown in, zen quotes and more. Sometimes it seemed too "granola" to me, but overall a worthwhile book. To really absorb the thoughts here, it takes a long to read the book (hard to skim). I really admire this author though.
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