Most books I've read on this topic were written by scientists. This is one man's experience with mindfulness practices. He has unique approaches to the standard mindfulness techniques. I recommend this book but no the audio version.
The delivery is hard to listen to. I'm not sure the correct terms but it's over articulated. He says "t" very clearly in way that no one talks. The delivery is stilted. Speeding it up to 2x helped.
I was surprised this small book would provide such good tips and insights. There was a some good information to add to a daily practice.
Frankly when I first starting the book I thought the intro was by a computerized voice because of the precise pronunciation of each, and every word. I had to play it on 110% to make it more natural sounding.
Would listen to it again.
There is really only one message and that is repeated again and again. Thete are no good practical tips or exercises at all. The narration is awefully robotic.
This felt like a lunch conversation with a friend telling me about their personal experiences. Enlightening, thought provoking, but nothing mind-bending. I will probably read it again.
Best "self-help" book I've read yet, although I haven't read too many of them.
No, but I would like to hear more from him. Great reading voice, very soothing and genuine.
1. Focus on the present and on the process and use your goal only as a rudder. Most stress and anxiety are creations of your own mind, and come about when you're not focusing on the present. If you're always thinking about the future or the past and never the present, you will never be happy with where you are.
2. D.O.C. - Do. Observe. Correct. Just do your best. Failing is a part of life, so you shouldn't be anxious about it. When you fail, don't get emotional about it. Instead, observe what went wrong and correct it next time. This is how practice works.
3. "At what point in the stage of the life of a flower has it reached perfection?" This part of the book made me tear up on the first and subsequent listens. The answer is that the flower is always perfect at being what it is in that stage of its life. It's no use getting frustrated about not being where you want to be. You will get there, but it will take time, and you should enjoy where you are right now because there is beauty in every stage of life. This is an extremely freeing concept.
I've started trying to apply these concepts both in my work and while driving. I still have a long way to go, but when I remind myself of these ideas I experience much less fear, frustration, and restlessness, and are more compassionate towards others who I can see are struggling with the same issues.
I wish it was longer! I'm on my second listen and will probably revisit this book in the future to help reinforce these ideas in my mind.
This book is a wonderful book that keeps thing in proper perspective. I am much more content and happier by just staying in the moment and focusing in on one thing at a time. Highly recommend it.
Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...
This book presents the topic simply and thoughtfully. The author narrated, and that was a mistake. Although his voice is pleasant, pronunciation was stilted and odd at times, giving this audiobook an amateurish feel.
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Makes you put a lot of things in perspective such as your present life. Take one day at time.
Immediately from the first to the last word I was hooked. Old wisdom in a new coat, brought with feeling. I'm so grateful for this book that I got to know via Brian Johnson on his YouTube channel. Thank you thank you!