Karl W.'s Reviews > Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness

Coming to Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Mar 24, 10

bookshelves: philosophy, buddhism, self-help
Read from February 25 to March 24, 2010

This book had some remarkable passages, but was simply too sprawling to sustain interest over its 600+ pages -- not exactly what you want to conclude about a book about mindfulness, alas. The book pretty much preaches the same message preached in "Wherever You Go, There You Are," which is a more focused tome, and my opinion, a better place to start for those interested in the mindfulness-based approach to living advocated by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
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Reading Progress

02/26/2010 page 43
6.55% "K-Z is long-winded but engaging, just as in his other books."
03/12/2010 page 327
49.85% "Many delightful thoughts..."
03/23/2010 page 522
79.57% "About 1/3 of this prose could have been edited out with no loss of content. But I guess that is part of the charm..."
03/23/2010 page 582
88.72% "Final sprint to the finish line!"
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