A Year of Living Mindfully

Author: Anna Black
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782496847
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Experience a year of living mindfully with weekly activities and practices that will help you enjoy a more stress-free, contented, and fulfilled life. “...the perfect guide for those starting out on the road to wellness.” Natural Health magazine. Anna Black believes we can see our essential nature as the blue sky and our experience, good and bad, simply as impersonal weather that obscures it from time to time. We can’t stop the difficult times occurring, but we can help ourselves through them by connecting with our essential nature through mindfulness, weekly activities and meditations to cultivate present moment awareness. The emphasis is on progressing at your own pace and cultivating a spirit of curiosity about the moments that make up your life. Anna suggests ways to actively cultivate qualities that build our emotional resilience in the same way we may exercise to improve our physical fitness. We can learn to handle difficult emotions and to respond to our experience rather than being hijacked by it.

A Year of Living Mindfully

Author: Richard Fields
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985497903
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"In this book 30 renowned mindfulness teachers, including Jack Kornfield, Daniel Siegel, Tara Brach, Marsha Linehan, Rick Hanson, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Shauna Shapiro, Kristin Neff, and many others, picked their favorite quote, described the mindfulness lesson for that quote, and created a weekly mindfulness practice. All 52 quotes were independent of each other. They are organized into 8 sections. Each section builds upon the previous section, and the reader develops a good understanding of mindfulness in a fun, engaging, and creative way"-- http://www.amazon.com/Year-Living-Mindfully-Mindfulness-Practices/dp/0985497904 (as viewed on October 16, 2014).

Living Mindfully

Author: Deborah Schoeberlein David
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614291713
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn to live a life that's good--for yourself and for the world. Like a wise friend or kind teacher, Deborah Schoeberlein David--educator, meditator, and mother--walks you through a complete, easy-to-follow curriculum of mindfulness practice. Beginning with the very basics of noticing your breath, David shows how simple mindfulness practices can be utterly transforming. Each practice builds on the previous exercise like a stepping stone, until you have the tools to bring mindfulness into every aspect of your life including sex, parenting, relationships, job stresses, and more. This is an approachable guide for anyone who desires positive change.

A Year of Living with More Compassion

Author: Richard Fields
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692020449
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Read one compassion quote per week & the practice connected to the quote. Learn about your self and improve the compassion in your life.

The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness

Author: Anna Black
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1782495223
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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By adopting the ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation, we can learn to pay attention to our daily experience and become more contented and fulfilled by daily activities. Many of us find it difficult to simply appreciate the present moment. We either dwell on the past or worry about the future, moving mindlessly from one activity to the next. When we are not being mindful, we miss out on small moments that are often incredibly valuable – be it a beautiful park that we walk through on our journey to work or the taste and texture of a delicious meal. In mindfulness meditation we pay attention to our ongoing experience whether it is pleasant – such as appreciating a beautiful sunny day; unpleasant – a disagreement with a loved one; or neutral – doing household chores. This 'Little Pocket Book' is the perfect introduction to mindfulness and is packed with easy-to-follow tips and suggestions that will allow you to incorporate simple mindful moments into your daily life.

Seven Sacred Pauses

Author: Macrina Wiederkehr
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1933495456
Format: PDF, ePub
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With over 25,000 copies sold of the hardcover version, this paperback edition of Macrina Wiederkehr's bestselling book,Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day, invites readers to learn how to pray the hours through the practice of consciously pausing at the seven sacred moments of each day, making their daily passage through time a more sacred pilgrimage. Using scripture, poetry, reflections, personal stories, and quotes from a rich array of spiritual teachers for many religions, Wiederkehr helps readers become more attuned to living in the present moment and develop a kindred spirit with the rich tradition of the sacred hours. Seven Sacred Pauses is a wonderful gift to those who seek to find balance in their busy days and to bring the practice of the Divine Hours home to their own hearts.

365 Daily Meditations for On and Off the Mat

Author: Scott Ginsberg
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486816931
Format: PDF
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Presenting a year's worth of daily meditations inspired by the challenges and graces of a hot yoga practice, this guide highlights the connections between life on and off the mat.

Born Again Buddhist

Author: Bill Lee
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500126360
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In his previous memoirs ("Chinese Playground" and "Born to Lose"), Bill Lee detailed his violent upbringing in the Chinatown underworld and his forty-year gambling addiction and recovery. He disclosed that he suffers from mood disorders, including PTSD and manic depression.In this book, Lee describes, how after decades of treatment involving different modalities of psychotherapy and being prescribed powerful psychotropic medications, he discovered a more-effective protocol for treating his mood disorder symptoms. This occurred after he adopted a spiritual practice, which he refers to as his magga, a Pali word meaning a path to the cessation of suffering. By integrating mindfulness meditation and other Buddhist practices with psychotherapy, Lee noticed that his mood became more stable, he gained firmer control of his thoughts and emotions, and he experienced less anxiety. He also developed a powerful coping mechanism. According to Lee, the frequencies of his nightmares, flashbacks, and ruminations lessened considerably—some had ceased altogether. He also “released” his road rage.Inspired by the teachings of Pema Chödrön and Thich Nhat Hanh, Lee shares with readers how Buddhist concepts, such as interconnectivity—along with his meditation practice consisting of mindfulness as well as Tonglen—empowered his inner child to cultivate compassion for others as well as for himself. This awakening extended beyond empathy and forgiveness; it inspired Lee to alter his perception of those who had harmed him—from mortal enemies to being part of his spiritual community.Written with honesty, humility, and courage, "Born Again Buddhist" is a celebration of one man's spiritual path and how it has transformed his life.

Mindfulness Work

Author: Anna Black
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1782495150
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Flourish in the workplace with mindfulness meditation. Work-related stress is an all-too-common part of modern life.The rise of digital media means that many people never really “switch off” from work and the culture of presenteeism causes us to spend more time at work than ever before. Many workers spend a lot of time either ruminating on past work stress or worrying about future work-related problems. By applying the principles of mindfulness – an ancient Buddhist practice – to our working lives, we can become aware of our habitual negative thoughts and behaviours and learn to recognise and manage the warning signs of stress. Anna Black suggests short and simple meditations that can be used throughout the working day to strengthen focus and concentration, enhance working relationships and improve empathy – all of which help you to perform well and keep calm at work, whatever your job. Anna’s suggestions are applicable to both office-based workers and those who work from home and she covers a range of topics including working mindfully with others, paying mindful attention in meetings and using meditation to cope with stressful situations.