Falling Awake

Narrated by: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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More than 20 years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we think about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. 

Now, the original text of Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword by the author. In this second of these books, Falling Awake (which was originally published as Part III and Part IV of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "how" of mindfulness - explaining how meditation brings us into intimate relationship with all our senses, how to establish a formal meditation practice, and how to overcome some of the common obstacles to incorporating meditation into daily life in an age of perpetual self-distraction.

By "coming to our senses" - both literally and metaphorically - we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Jon Kabat-Zinn (P)2018 Hachette Audio
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Learning what is False in order to wake up to what is Truth

In this book, Kabat-Zinn reminds me that to be aware requires me to focus my thinking and not to continue to just "go with the flow" of how I've learned to go through life. I am learning how to let go of control as a way of learning how to control my wandering mind. Everything I thought I knew is backwards . . . and, in fact, the opposite is actually what is real.

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Can be life changing

I liked the relaxed focus i received while listening. I will listen to it again for points to incorporate into my thinking.

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it is just not what I expected - looking for more a story line .