Mindfulness Meditation is about learning to experience life fully as it unfolds - moment by moment. One popular misconception about meditation is that it is a way to make your mind blank so you can escape from what you are feeling. However, author Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn wants you to understand that meditation is an invitation to wake up, experience the fullness of your life, and transform your relationship with your problems, your fears, and any pain and stress in your life so that they don't wind up controlling you and eroding the quality of your life and your creativity. It is not about running away, or manipulating mental states.
Through the practice of mindfulness, you can learn to develop greater calmness, clarity and insight in facing and embracing all your life experiences, even life's trials, and turning them into occasions for learning, growing and deepening your own strength and wisdom.
In this program, internationally-known meditation teacher Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn shows you how to:
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As one who has been reading and listening to Jon Kabat-Zinn for about 30 years, and has most, if not all, of his books and CDs, I was not disappointed in this book. The first part was an overview of his Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program and refreshed material that recurs in his works, but the last part crystallised his wisdom and took the listener through a beautiful new loving kindness meditation that incorporated some poems. His gentle sincerity flows all through the book.
"First stop in learning mindfulness"
Very well done...relaxing way to learn the basics. Not fuzzy or unclear. Want to try mindfulness? No better teacher or start.
"Get this one first"
Having completed several mindfulness audio books already I highly recommend this one be the first one to put on your list. This book establishes a solid foundation in a very practical manner. Well blended and presented it kept me engaged.
"Perhaps his best work"
Jon Kabat Zinn returns with another look at mindfulness. This outpouring contains all his best anecdotes, perspectives, and musings on meditation, gathered from his journey of however many years teaching and practicing. Along the way we're treated to several guided sessions that remind us that each breath, each moment is a new beginning.
"If you need a change, here it is."
wake up to your life. it's right here. right now. Thank you John Kabbat-Zinn. I can only say that I wish I would have found you years ago...
So love his work. The practice of mindfulness is ever expanding and allows a deeper relationship with God ourselves and others.
"Insightful Mindfulness Teaching"
I enjoyed this audiobook. It confirmed things that I had already learned as well as elaborated on several of them. One example is that one must stay in the moment. Let go of your thoughts to magnify your presence in the moment. Meditation practice helps you to have 100% of yourself present when making critically important decisions. At every moment in your life you're more present for it.
"Almost to the point of whispering."
Didn't like the recital of poems. Not easy listening when the poems are profound and somewhat mystical.
"Best of all I've tried in past 40 years!"
Helps me cleanse myself of stress and is great for managing C.O.P.D. ... Thank you so much!
Loved the teaching in this book. The authors way of presenting information is very easy to understand. These concepts are simple, but this journey is not easy in the slightest. This was a sigh of relief in what can be a very hard journey = Mindlessness to Mindfulness. Thank you!
"Change your life in two weeks or less"
I have noticed a huge difference in how I react to life's stressors. I will continue to listen to the meditations and I love the poetry chosen and read in this beautiful book. I loved hearing the text so much I think I might have to buy the paper copy too! Thank you
"Really powerful and well articulated book"
I wasn't keen on the speed of narration at the beginning but when the pace smoothed out, I could focus on the message.
I am part of a mindfulness group and this brilliantly complemented the teachings. it is easily accessible to all and overall great.
"A re-definition of the concept of meditation"
These reflections and opportunities for practice are well worth a listen, whether familiar with or new to mindfulness. I particularly enjoyed the references to literature, poetry, philosophy and art throughout the discussion, which provided vivid and memorable examples. I will definitely return to these recordings again and again.
I have bookmarked the meditations in this book, That's very rare for me 😊. I have found a new go to book.
"What a wonderful human being"
Would be great to have the guided meditations bookmarked as chapters, though it's easy enough to book mark them for future reference.
Defiantly a book I will listen to more than once.
This practice is life changing. This book is a wonderful, Jon Kabat-Zin is an incredibly warm and gentle guide full of wisdom and includes some beautiful poetry to illustrate the learning.
"Mindfulness meditation is very good for the soul"
The author/narrator really makes you feel the benefits of mindful meditation in many different situations
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