- Published: Boulder, CO : Sounds True, c2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Description: xii, 166 p. ; 21 cm. +
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Mindfulness for beginners : reclaiming the present moment--and your life
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Machine generated contents note: pt. I Entering -- Beginner's Mind -- The Breath -- Who Is Breathing? -- The Hardest Work in the World -- Taking Care of This Moment -- Mindfulness Is Awareness -- Doing Mode and Being Mode -- A Grounding in Science -- Mindfulness Is Universal -- Wakefulness -- Stabilizing and Calibrating Your Instrument -- Inhabiting Awareness Is the Essence of Practice -- The Beauty of Discipline -- Adjusting Your Default Setting -- Awareness: Our Only Capacity Robust Enough to Balance Thinking -- Attention and Awareness Are Trainable Skills -- Nothing Wrong with Thinking -- Befriending Our Thinking -- Images of Your Mind That Might Be Useful -- Not Taking Our Thoughts Personally -- Selfing -- Our Love Affair with Personal Pronouns --- Especially I, Me, and Mine -- Awareness Is a Big Container -- The Objects of Attention Are Not as Important as the Attending Itself -- pt. II Sustaining -- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction -- A World-Wide Phenomenon
Contents note continued: An Affectionate Attention -- Mindfulness Brought to All the Senses -- Proprioception and Interoception -- The Unity of Awareness -- The Knowing Is Awareness -- Life Itself Becomes the Meditation Practice -- You Already Belong -- Right Beneath Our Noses -- Mindfulness Is Not Merely a Good Idea -- To Come Back in Touch -- Who Am I? Questioning Our Own Narrative -- You Are More Than Any Narrative -- You Are Never Not Whole -- Paying Attention in a Different Way -- Not Knowing -- The Prepared Mind -- What Is Yours to See? -- pt. III Deepening -- No Place to Go, Nothing to Do -- The Doing That Comes Out of Being -- To Act Appropriately -- If You Are Aware of What Is Happening, You Are Doing It Right -- Non-Judging Is an Act of Intelligence and Kindness -- You Can Only Be Yourself---Thank Goodness! -- Embodied Knowing -- Feeling Joy for Others -- The Full Catastrophe -- Is My Awareness of Suffering Suffering? -- What Does Liberation from Suffering Mean?
Contents note continued: Hell Realms -- Liberation Is in the Practice Itself -- The Beauty of the Mind That Knows Itself -- Taking Care of Your Meditation Practice -- Energy Conservation in Meditation Practice -- An Attitude of Non-Harming -- Greed: The Cascade of Dissatisfactions -- Aversion: The Flip Side of Greed -- Delusion and the Trap of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies -- Now Is Always the Right Time -- The "Curriculum" Is "Just This" -- Giving Your Life Back to Yourself -- Bringing Mindfulness Further into the World -- pt. IV Ripening -- The Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness Practice -- Non-Judging -- Patience -- Beginner's Mind -- Trust -- Non-Striving -- Acceptance -- Letting Go -- pt. V Practicing -- Getting Started with Formal Practice -- Mindfulness of Eating -- Mindfulness of Breathing -- Mindfulness of the Body as a Whole -- Mindfulness of Sounds, Thoughts, and Emotions -- Mindfulness as Pure Awareness.
At the heart of mindfulness is simplicity. And Jon Kabat-Zinn-the teacher who awakened western medicine to its powerful health benefits 32 years ago- just made it even simpler and more inviting. Mindfulness for Beginners is a new treasury of teachings and practices to inspire those new to meditation-40 small, bright candle-flames of wisdom.
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