Monday, March 20, 2017

Review: Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Though I didn't gained anything new from this book (audio book in this case) but it doesn't mean I didn't liked it. This is good for someone who didn't know anything about Mindfulness, informal or formal which the author Jon Kabat-Zinn has categorized in his book.

Here's short summary & I don't recommend you to buy this book but at least go through the highlights & notes I've made & posted on my profile. As it'll be very helpful in your quest for peace & happiness. Particularly, the anecdote of H. H. Dalai Lama.



The key message in this book:

By being constantly on the move and cramming a crazy amount of activities into our daily schedules, we’re losing our ability to fully enjoy the present moment. Our minds are constantly focused on the past or the future, and we’re forgetting that the only time we really have is now. Fully appreciating the present is a matter of pausing and bringing our attention to it.

Actionable advice:

Practice loving-kindness meditation.

Help others and yourself by using and extending your heart-centered presence. First, center yourself and, from your heart or your belly, invite feelings of kindness, love and acceptance into your body. Let these feelings grow until they fill your whole being. Once you feel them radiating within you, you can stay in the moment and relish it, or direct these feelings outward to wherever or whoever you please – be it your family or even people you don’t know. Picture them, honor them and wish them love and acceptance.

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