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Soulfulness: Deepening the mindful life

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'Brian Draper is Britain's foremost popular spiritual thinker; he has no equals in linking the inner with the political and personal outer. This is a remarkably practical exploration of elusive yet core elements of our existence.' - Oliver James

The beauty of mindfulness is that it's incredibly simple both to 'get' and to practise. And the results - increasingly backed

Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published May 19th 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton
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F J Gilbert
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was an excellent book which marries the practices and concepts of mindfulness with a Christian perspective. Draper speaks knowledgeably about both the Christian and mindful traditions, talking about the connections with Christianity and Buddhism, and shows how certain parts of the Bible, such as the Gospels and Psalms are inherently mindful in their outlook. He focuses a great deal on the importance of nature, and us all feeling part of nature, and provides some great, simple tips ...more
Jan 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
Very shallow and not inspired at all. The author may not deeply understand what mindfulness is. The author's point of view is, as if he found that soulfulness is more important than mindfulness. It does not go deeper into the topics. ...more
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is less about being spiritual and more about being soulful. It will help you connect with yourself in a way you may have never done before. Recommended.

I like the way the author suggests practical ways to be mindful about what is happening around you and be present wherever you are. Because of the way different faith traditions have apprehended disciplines such as mindfulness, there is a suspicion of the practice. This is understandable but unnecessary. Although the author acknowledge
Jorgen Lundgren
Jan 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: factual, psychology
Decent read would give it 3 1/2, my takeaways are,
- take breaks
- Exercise
- Enjoy nature
- Be kind
- 8 hugs a day

and do not forget to breathe..
Helen Connell
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I found this book incredibly helpful. I recommend reading it slowly so you can gain maximum benefit. This is a great way to go deeper and prayerfully into mindfulness.
Les Hutchinson
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, a way of linking mindfulness and faith.
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