Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World
The Life-Changing International Bestseller
Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. It promotes the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life throws at you wi...more
Speaking about…moreI heartily recommend this book and others like it that attempt to re-engineer our minds to become our friend and not our enemy.
Speaking about reading, here's a list of a couple of other books that I have found helpful in this process. They more emphasize the practice of mindfulness in everyday life, rather than purposeful meditation. Hopefully anyone who is reading this will find them helpful as well:
• “Eat Stop Eat”
This book is a really good program for anyone who is trying to gain mind power over weight problems.
• “Mindfulness: An Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World
This book. . . be sure to check out the options for Kindle and used hard cover prices that are quite reasonable.
• “Manifestation Miracle”
The prime aim of ...more
I've been interested in the idea of mindfulness for some time, without even being sure what it is. So many things written about it are clouded by various sorts of mysticism that it is challenging, and yet a feeling that there is something of substance there persisted. Search Inside You ...more
Like most of us, my mind is a f*cking mess, and this is a fantastically practical way to introduce yourself to the world of meditation.
I really wish that I'd found this book a long time ago because it would have saved me a lot of frustration. There are a ton of books out now about living in the present and meditation, but this one really makes it easy to follow in an 8 week course.
Though I've finished reading the book, I'm going back and following the course week b ...more
Update: On week 4 - You know the spider man movie when he wakes up and all of his senses are heightened and he doesn't know what is happening? That's how I feel. I notice sounds and smells and tastes that I jus ...more
Narrated by: Mark Williams
This is a great audio to buy if you are new to the Mindfulness mediation technique and would perhaps do not have the time to go to attend the full eight weeks course in a group. Equally it can be good as a refresher to a course that you have completed in the past.
The narration carefully explains what Mindfulness is and then everything you need is set out for you to start the practice. You are given a ...more
When I picked this book up, I knew next ...more
I have been a student of meditation for about 3 years now. I meditate at least once a day, sometimes two or more, and have experienced its benefits first-hand. So when I come across books on mindfulness or meditation, I snatch them up. This is one I downloaded through Amazon Prime’s first reads. For someone who has been meditating for a while, it’s a basic refresher course on mindfulness and meditation, but it also had a few new things which I found helpful and intriguing. (Mor ...more
Mindfulness, I always feel I need to explain whenever I mention it, is about meditation, yes, but are the techniques without the spirituality. I know even with this distinction a lot of people will turn on their heels, as I did for the longest time. And eve ...more
The basic premise of this book is that yes it is. Fair enough. I think busy might be a better word for it. Doesn't carry all the negative connotation.
I don't mind the pace of the world; however, I do like meditating. This book includes several excellent guided meditations. The speaker in nice and chill. I've listened daily for the past 3 months and I'm not at all tired of the meditations. They are really nice.
I will now use some of the techniques to ward off my any anxiety and stress while preforming various tasks in my super fa ...more
A lost art in the Western world, I have always appreciated the Eastern emphasis on this practice and the obvious health advantages it has on those cultures. However, it will take a paradigm shift for the typical “American” reader to really benefit from what “Frantic World” promotes.
I'm not going to sugarcoat this and say that it's easy to find the time to meditate. It's not. We have to work hard to make sure that they find time day that we need make ...more
I know so many people who could benefit from the ...more
However it pointed out to me (again) how chaotic things get everyday. Making sure to bring myself back to earth and out of the chatter in my head! Enjoy the moment right now!!
I’ve paired the idea of mindfulness with praying because it can go hand in hand...so at the least I get to do it everyday...mornings and evenings.
One thing that has definitely benefited me and I see the difference. ...more
Not at all.
This book was worth taking my time to get through. Between practical explanations in each chapter, the downloadable, guided meditations, and independent practice, I finished the book with more tools than I began with (and I have been meditating for years).
The a ...more