Posts Tagged ‘Psychology’

Where the Mischief Comes From

When attention to the present moment falters and we drift into some version of ‘I have to have it my way,’ a gap is created in our awareness of reality as it is, right now. Into that gap pours all the mischief of our life. We create gap after gap after gap, all day long. The point of practice is to close those gaps, to reduce the amount of time that we spend being absent, caught in our self-centered dream.  ~~Charlotte Joko Beck, “Attention Means Attention”

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I love Jon’s work and am grateful to all that he has done to help get mindfulness into mainstream medicine and psychology!

Everything Matters

Ultimately, I see mindfulness as a love affair–with life, with reality and imagination, with the beauty of your own being, with your heart and body and mind, and with the world. — Jon Kabat-Zinn from Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life

Click here for a list of posts featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn’s work on Beyond Meds…he’s got great stuff!.

Here are a couple of other books of his that are popular. You really can’t go wrong:

●  Wherever You Go, There You Are

●  Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

●  Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness

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