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There's no trying in meditation.
Just as water runs naturally downhill . . . just as leaves float naturally to the ground . . . anyone can settle naturally into meditation. Not trying, just allowing—not doing, just being.
The key is effortlessness. Whether you're a complete novice or you've 'tried it before,' if you can breathe you can meditate. Guided by veteran teacher Dean Sluyter's easygoing, down-to-earth approach, you'll test-drive a variety of meditative 'vehicles,' such as breath, sound, the senses, the sky, and the simple sense of 'I,' and discover which ones fit you best.
You'll find all the practical tips you need for adapting these methods to your daily life, even for a few minutes a day on the subway or in an office cubicle. And as your life opens to deep happiness, clarity, peace, and creative energy, you'll be inspired to keep on practicing—naturally.
Dr. Eben Alexander, author of international phenomenon Proof of Heaven, shares the next phase of his journey to understand the true nature of consciousness and how to cultivate a state of harmony with the universe and our higher purpose.
In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander's brain was severely damaged by a devastating case of bacterial meningitis, and he lapsed into a weeklong coma. It was almost certainly a death sentence, but he miraculously survived and brought back with him an astounding story. During those 7 days in coma, he was plunged into the deepest realms of consciousness and came to understand profound truths about the universe we inhabit. What he learned changed everything he knew about the brain, mind, and consciousness and drove him to ask a question confounding the entire scientific community: How do you explain the origins of consciousness if it is not a byproduct of the brain? His challenge relates to a revolutionary shift now underway within our modern scientific understanding. Ultimately, direct experience is key to fully understanding how we are all connected through the binding force of unconditional love and its unlimited power to heal.
In Living in a Mindful Universe, the New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heavenshares his insights into the true nature of consciousness. Embracing his radically new worldview, he began a committed program of personal exploration into nonlocal consciousness. Along the way, he met Karen Newell, who had spent most of her lifetime living the worldview he had only just discovered was possible. Her personal knowledge came from testing various techniques and theories as part of her daily routine. With Living in a Mindful Universe, they teach you how to tap into your greater mind and the power of the heart to facilitate enhancement of healing, relationships, creativity, guidance, and more. Using various modalities related to meditation and mindfulness, you will gain the power to access that infinite source of knowing so vital to us all, ultimately enriching every facet of our lives.
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERBe calm... Stop stressing... Embrace the universe... Try yoga... Be fulfilled... We're overwhelmed with these sorts of commands, and we often torture ourselves to "try harder," yet somehow we never feel we've done quite enough. It's about time we stop pushing ourselves to do what we think we're supposed to do, and instead simply allow ourselves to be angry, be tired, be silly, be passionate - to give yourself a break, and just be. Fabrice Midal, one of the world's leading teachers of meditation explains why the key to true mindfulness is freeing ourselves from social and often self-imposed stresses - and highlights how we can embrace life more fully by giving ourselves a break. He gives readers permission to:Stop obeying -- you are intelligentStop being calm -- be at peaceStop wanting to be perfect -- accept life's stormsStop rationalizing -- let things beStop comparing -- be youStop being ashamed -- be vulnerableStop tormenting yourself -- become your own best friendStop wanting to love -- be benevolentIn C'est La Vie, Midal offers us a new solution to the perennial problem of our too much, too fast modern life. It's OK, he urges us, to say no. It's fine to quit the things that don't make you happy. It's necessary, in fact, to give yourself a break if things don't go your way and say, simply, C'est la vie. Midal gives each of us permission to stop doing the things that don't make us happy...so we have room in our lives for the things that do.
From the bestselling author of The Mindfulness Colouring Book comes a creative art therapy book to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress. In her trademark chic and sophisticated style, Emma Farrarons offers beautiful templates for you to colour and complete with your own hands. With drawings to imitate in perfect symmetry, patterns to create, lettering to copy and pages of guided sketching and doodling, Art of Mindfulness contains everything you can do with a pen and paper to achieve a creative mindful moment during a busy day. Themed around Emma's favourite peaceful Scandinavian villages, you'll find curious creatures, majestic plants, striking architecture and enchanting patterns. Making the most of art-making as a mindful activity, Art of Mindfulness is your perfect antidote to the stresses of modern living. So pick up a pen and lose yourself in this pocket-sized book of peace and calm.
Astrology is an ancient practice used by our ancestors to plan their life by the stars. Over the years we have lost touch with the universe around us and the important framework it can provide us to get the most out of life. The Signs will help you to discover more about yourself and those around you by teaching you how to interpret your natal chart (the arrangement of the stars at the time of our birth). By looking at how your chart impacts each aspect of your life and contributes to overall well-being, astrology encourages us to be more aware of others and ourselves and helps to modify how we react to other people and the situations we find ourselves in. This is not a crystal ball in which to read the future but instead should be seen as a path guiding you toward greater control of your life which increases happiness and enhances well-being.
'Life-transforming' Susan Cain, author of Quiet Emily Esfahani Smith explains why the search for meaning is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness. To explore how we can change our lives for the better, she draws on the latest research in psychology, sociology, philosophy and neuroscience, as well as insights from figures in literature and history such as George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle and the Buddha. She shows us how cultivating connections to others, identifying and working toward a purpose, telling stories about our place in the world, and seeking out mystery, can immeasurably deepen our lives. To do this she visits remarkable people and places, such as a tight-knit fishing village in the Chesapeake Bay, a dinner where young people gather to share their experiences of profound loss, a drug kingpin who finds his purpose in helping people get fit, and more. And she explores how we might begin to build a culture that leaves space for introspection and awe, cultivates a sense of community, and imbues our lives with meaning.
One woman's search for spirituality and the meaning of life. Born to Indian parents and raised in the US, culturally Hindu and practicing Jainism, Anjali Kumar attended Catholic schools then studied bioethics at Brown University, earned a law degree, and married a Hindu interventional cardiologist. Convinced that the traditional religions she had been exposed to over the course of her life were not the only options or a perfect fit for her, and driven by the new obligation she felt as a mother to answer life's biggest questions, Kumar set out to see if there was more-or better-and nothing was off limits or too unorthodox. Looking for God and a route to spiritual enlightenment turned into an epic journey of self-discovery. Kumar headed to the Amazon rainforest to learn from the ancient practices of shamans, attended the techie haunt of Burning Man, practiced Buddhist and transcendental meditation, tried convening with angels, visited saints, goddesses and faith healers, attempted Tantric Sound Healing, studied the divine feminine, engaged a psychic to conduct distance healing via the Internet, went to SoulCycle, joined a laughing yoga group and even dabbled in pole dancing. Traversing the spiritual landscape took her not only to the far corners of the religious and metaphysical world, but also to the far corners of the globe as well. In her quest to find a spiritual home she traveled to Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brazil, Peru, Norway, and Mexico. FROM GOOGLE TO GOD is a provocative and empowering look at the timeless and vexing issues of spirituality at a time when more and more people are walking away from formal religions. Written with humor and respect, FROM GOOGLE TO GOD offers an honest and frank first-person account of some of the less than mainstream religious and spiritual practices that are followed by millions of people in the world today.
The Times Top 10 BestsellerTHE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, WITH OVER THREE MILLION COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?'The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships, in a beautiful book combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations. Haemin Sunim's simple messages - which he first wrote when he responded to requests for advice on social media - speak directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down.Hugely popular in Korea, Haemin Sunim is a Zen meditation teacher whose teachings transcend religions and borders and resonate with people of all ages. With insight and compassion drawn from a life full of change, the 'mega-monk' succeeds at encouraging all of us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.
We're all struggling to find time in our lives, but somehow there's never enough to go around. We're too tired to think, too wired to focus, less efficient than we want to be, and guilty about not getting enough time with our loved ones.
We all know that we feel starved for time, but what are we actually doing about it? Precious little. In The Art of Stopping Time, New York Times bestselling author Pedram Shojai guides us towards success with what he calls Time Prosperity--having the time to accomplish what you want in life without feeling compressed, stressed, overburdened, or hurried.
So how do we achieve this Time Prosperity? We learn to Stop Time. To do that, Shojai walks us though a 100-day Gong, which is based on the Chinese practice of designating an amount of time each day to perform a specific task. The ritual helps you become mindful, train your mind, instill new habits, and fundamentally transform your relationship with time. We can find moments of mental awareness while in the shower, eating a snack, listening to podcasts, and even while binge-watching our favorite TV shows.
He shares how to use Gongs to reprogram your habits, reduce stress, increase energy, exercise the ancient practice of mindfulness, and become a master of your time. Whether you do one per day, a bunch at a time, or read the whole book in one sitting, practicing the Gongs is a dedicated act of self-love that snaps us out of our daily trance and brings the light of awareness to our consciousness. The more we practice, the more we wake up, and the better off we are.
Hilaria Baldwin knows what it means to be pulled in many directions―as a mother of three, businesswoman, yoga instructor, Instagram sensation, and wife of actor Alec Baldwin, she has to work hard to remain centered. Through her life experiences, struggles, and personal growth, Hilaria has developed a method for using movement and mindfulness to create an unbreakable mind-body connection, an illuminating method that shapes her life.
The Living Clearly Method shows how to blend purposeful movement with conscious breath to move through our lives with grace, calm, and positivity. By using Hilaria’s five simple principles―Perspective, Breathing, Grounding, Balance, and Letting Go―you can flow through any situation with the beautiful union of mind, body, and spirit that a yoga practice can create.
But learning to honor the body and listen to the soul does not end when you get off the mat. Hilaria believes strongly in finding ways to integrate the five principles into your entire life, so for each step she also shares her own routines that keep her active all the time―from the little motions that engage her body during household chores and the foods that keep her well nourished to the philosophy that grounds her when she’s being pulled in a million directions at once.
This book is also packed with practical tools such as timesaving tips, delicious recipes inspired by clean and plant-based eating, mini-workouts that seamlessly integrate into your everyday life, breathing exercises, and customized yoga and meditation routines.
The Living Clearly Method teaches you to listen to your body, tune in to your mind, and develop the consciousness to clear your head and find peace in your life. It is a beautiful, intuitive guide for living the healthiest life possible, both inside and out.
From the author of the international bestseller The Little Book of Hygge Lykke (Luu-kah) (n): Happiness It's easy to see why Denmark is often called the world's happiest country. Not only do they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and trains that run on time, but they burn more candles per household than anywhere else.So nobody knows more about happiness - what the Danes call lykke - than Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of the bestselling sensation The Little Book of Hygge. But he believes that, whilst we can certainly learn a lot from the Danes about finding fulfilment, the keys to happiness are actually buried all around the globe.In this captivating book, he takes us on a treasure hunt to unlock the doors to inner fulfilment. From how we spend our precious time, to how we relate to our neighbours and cook dinner, he gathers evidence, stories and tips from the very happiest corners of the planet. This is the ultimate guide to how we can all find a little more lykke in our lives.Meik Wiking is the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and is one of the world's leading experts in happiness. Committed to understanding happiness, subjective well-being and quality of life, Meik works with countries across the world to discover and explore global trends of life satisfaction. Only someone absolutely dedicated to happiness sits in coffee shops across the world counting peoples' smiles!His first book, The Little Book of Hygge, became an international bestseller and will soon be published in 31 countries.
From the people who brought you the Mindapples "5-a-day for your mind" campaign, The Mind Manual is an accessible guide to what's going on in your head. From understanding how your own mind works, to making sense of the behaviour of others, this is a practical guide to managing your mind and using it to get the life you want. The book uses proven insights from neuroscience and psychology, filtered through the wisdom and experience of thousands of people in the Mindapples' global community, in order to give you a crash-course in understanding your own mind. Not only will it improve your well-being, your ability to cope with stress, and your understanding of yourself and of others, but it also will give you the tools you need to be your best self, with chapters including:How to Be YourselfHow to Keep CalmHow to Be HappyHow to Have a Healthy MindHow to Be WiseHow to Be ProductiveHow to Be ResilientHow to Be KindHow to Fall in Love
We are living, working and engaging with the world longer than ever before. Yet our society tends to give young people all the glory, failing to recognise and nurture the tremendous resources and possibilities presented by men and women moving beyond middle age and into later life. Now in his seventies, renowned psychotherapist, former monk and celebrated author Thomas Moore encourages us to embrace a pure acceptance of growing older. Ageing, Moore says, is a life-long process - a series of initiations. Through these initiations each of us, over time, can become a deeper, more enlightened and spiritually atuned person. Ageing, he teaches, is something for us to honour, own and celebrate. Ageless Soul is a beautiful meditation on how to make the most of our years as we grow older.
This boxed calendar has a unique feature of five double sided colored pencils attached to the back stand making it easy to color yourself calm all year long! Our lives become busier with each passing day, and as technology escalates, so does our access to work, obligations, and stress. Constant stimulation and expectation have left us burnt out and distanced from the present moment. Color for Calm All Year Long 2017 offers over 300 coloring templates all designed to help you get coloring and get relaxed throughout the year.
For all lovers of cats and colouring, a beautiful collection to make your own.Colouring books ... for grown-ups. Remember the long hours spent colouring in the lines of your most-cherished colouring books, full box of crayons within reach, the demanding adult world tuned out? Secretly long for an excuse to retreat back into that world? Now you can. Find your inner artist and colour your way to better focus!Mindfulness helps us to appreciate the world around us - to feel centred, less stressed and more fully alive. Art for Mindfulness offers the perfect aid - 60 stunning blank drawings of cats to help focus your mind, unlock your creativity and calm your senses as you pour colour into them.With an introduction from art therapist and mindfulness practitioner Imi Lo, plus accompanying quotes with each illustration to inspire meditation as you go through, Art for Mindfulness is a beautiful colouring book for grown-ups you can mindfully complete. So pick up your pencil, unleash your creativity and watch your well-being thrive!
How do we find calm in our frantic modern world? Tim Parks - lifelong sceptic of all things spiritual - finds himself on a Buddhist meditation retreat trying to answer this very question. With brutal honesty and dry wit, he recounts his journey from disbelief to something approaching inner peace and tackles one of the great mysteries of our time - how to survive in this modern age. Selected from the book Teach us to Sit Still by Tim Parks. VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human. Also in the Vintage Minis series: Swimming by Roger Deakin; Motherhood by Helen Simpson; Work by Joseph Heller; and, Liberty by Virginia Woolf.
Master the art of living from one of the world's most revered spiritual leaders. Thich Nhat Hanh, the world's most renowned Zen master, turns his mindful attention to the most important subject of all - the art of living. The bestselling author of The Miracle of Mindfulness presents, for the first time, seven transformative meditations that open up new perspectives on our lives, our relationships and our interconnectedness with the world around us. He reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life's deepest questions, experience the happiness and freedom we desire and face ageing and dying with curiosity and joy instead of fear. Stimulating and inspiring, this book teaches us the importance of looking inside ourselves and developing compassion, before we can turn to our relationships at home and in the wider world. Full of remarkable stories from Thich Nhat Hanh's own experiences and mindful practices for engaging with life, this will be a book that will help us generate happiness, understanding and love so we can live deeply in each moment of our life, right where we are.
A unique, fast and fun way of reaching a calm and mindful state using the physical pages of a book. With a soothing tone and reference to modern life, the book features 25 exercises that bring about a sense of mindful awareness as you interact with the page.Some find it hard to reach a state of mindfulness simply by following written instructions. Apps offer interactive support but come with all the distractions of their host devices. Here and Now provides a quick and enjoyable way of achieving a mindful state using only the pages of the book.Each exercise features an engaging illustration that gently guides you towards a state of mindfulness as you interact with the page. The exercises are focussed around the themes of breathing, deep relaxation, compassion, gratitude, and interconnectedness, to mention just a few. The pages can be returned to again and again and used at any time to comfort, calm and inspire.Here and Now's refreshing and unique take on mindfulness will appeal to those who already have some experience of the practice, whilst its light-hearted and friendly approach makes it a simple and compelling guide for beginners.
"Jack Kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacher". (Thich Nhat Hanh Bestselling author of A Path With Heart). Jack Kornfield invites you into a new awareness: how you can free yourself, whoever you are and whatever your circumstances. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, Jack provides the keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing yourself to change course, take action or to simply relax. Presenting different paths to different kinds of freedom - freedom from fear, freedom to start over again, to love, to be yourself and to be happy - he guides you into an active process that engages your mind, heart and spirit, and brings real joy, over and over again. Drawing from his own life, he presents a stirring call to be here, in the power of the now, the present, to work through life's biggest challenges.
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