Calm the mind and begin the path to finding peace with these simple mindfulness meditations
Mindfulness is an evidence-based method for reducing stress and anxiety, enhancing resilience, and maintaining mental well-being. Even short meditations can turn a bad day around, ground us in the present moment, and help us approach life with gratitude and kindness. Practicing Mindfulness was created by the founder of One Mind Dharma. He developed these 75 essential exercises to offer practical guidance for anyone who wants to realize the benefits of mindful meditation.
This book includes:
EVIDENCE-BASED ADVICE: Find expert advice on dealing with distorted or wandering thoughts and how to handle mental blocks.
MEDITATIONS THAT GROW WITH YOUR CONFIDENCE LEVEL: Early meditations in Practicing Mindfulness take just 5 minutes and are highly accessible. As they progress, exercises grow with the reader, building on previous lessons to develop a transformative mindfulness practice.
MEDITATIONS TO HELP IN SPECIFIC SITUATIONS: With meditations designed for specific situations or emotions, even experienced practitioners who have trained their mind will have a continuing resource for mindfulness at every moment.
Begin a journey of peace and patience today on the path to a calmer, more balanced life with Practicing Mindfulness.
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Mindfulness may be more completely understood as being present with clarity, wisdom, and kindness.
My first big insight came when I realized that my reactions to these experiences were causing me more pain than the experience itself — Highlighted by 1265 lBooks & Co readers.
From the Publisher:
Cultivate happiness and calm with mindfulness meditations
Mindfulness is a proven method for finding calm and reducing stress. Practical guidance from the founder of One Mind Dharma will help build or enhance an ongoing mindfulness practice.
The body is always breathing, and the breath is constantly moving. Your breath is not only the best place to start; it’s a constant you can return to anytime you need a little centering.
In this first practice, you will gently find the breath in the body. There is nothing to figure out, there are no problems to solve, and there’s nothing special you need to do.
Constantly return to your direct experience of the body breathing. You are training the mind to be with one experience without distraction.
“Written with great clarity and care, Matthew Sokolov’s book is an excellent tutorial in learning how to begin and sustain a mindfulness practice and meditation in one’s life.”—Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Real Love
“The best thing about Practicing Mindfulness is that it is practice based. Rather than espousing theories of why we should be mindful, Matthew artfully shows is precisely how. The practices within are clear, easy to learn, and easy to remember. This way we can use them when we need them! I would recommend this book to anyone new to meditation and to those who are experienced meditators.”—Darren Littlejohn, author of The 12-Step Buddhist, http://the12stepbuddhist.com
“Habits are difficult to change. Our ways of behaving and thinking become ingrained in our neural networks, and this often causes us to act without forethought or reflection. But there is a space between stimulus and response, and by practicing mindfulness, we can increase the space between the two. This is where Matthew Sockolov’s book comes in. Practicing Mindfulness demystifies mindfulness practice, and is a wonderful—and necessary—addition to existing literature.”—Sonnee D. Weedn, Ph.D.
About the Author:
Meditation came into Matthew’s life as a teenager struggling with his mental health and drug addiction. The practices of compassion, mindfulness, and loving-kindness helped him face his difficulties and grow through his young adulthood. His passion lies in investigating the ancient teachings of the Buddha, and how they are relevant to our modern life.