Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Science of Mindfulness

On Sunday mornings, my clock radio awakens me to the NPR show Speaking of Faith: a weekly exploration of some aspect of human spirituality. I usually lay in bed for a bit and listen to whatever topic or interview Krista Tippett has scheduled for the week.

This morning, I was pleasantly surprised by her discussion with Jon Kabat-Zinn, a scientist and author who explores concepts of mindfulness and related practices. They spent some time talking about his book Coming to Our Senses. I was struck by his advice for how to live in the moment, unhindered by emotions and thoughts that distract us from being present.

We have a few of Kabat-Zinn's books including Wherever You Go, There You Are, Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, and Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness.