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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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.
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.
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.
The author/narrator really makes you feel the benefits of mindful meditation in many different situations
"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.
"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!
"Almost to the point of whispering."
Didn't like the recital of poems. Not easy listening when the poems are profound and somewhat mystical.
The tools that Jon provides are very secular and have enormous potential to eradicate that sense of dissatisfaction, stress and worry in our day-to-day lives.
His book Wherever You Go, There You Are. I also see some similarities in Joseph Goldstein's work. This audiobook however is a much more casual conversation.
This audiobook always brings me back to centre, let's me see where I am and provides great insight into the human condition and how we can embrace it for the better.
You won't regret this one, timeless wisdom in a secular format.
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