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Featured books by Mark Westmoquette

Zen and the Art of Dealing with Difficult People

Zen and the Art of Dealing with Difficult People

Author: Mark Westmoquette Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2021

We all have to deal with difficult or challenging people from time to time (and, let's admit it, at times we may also be a challenge for other people). They may be a stranger on train, an overly opinionated work colleague, a nosy neighbour, or even a close relative or friend. Zen and the Art of Dealing with Difficult People explains how, using Buddhist practices such as mindfulness, we can remain 'Zen' at all times. This book isn't about removing difficult people from our lives - we may even like some of them (most of the time). It's about learning how to use kindness, patience and honesty to remain calm and help other people remain calm too. The book is written in a chatty and conversational tone. The science of the body's emotional and physical reactions to tense situations is well explained, and there are realistic (and entertaining) case studies. By the end of the book, I was thinking a lot more about how I interact with other people - the importance of taking a step back and understanding their point of view, and that how we respond to others, and how they respond to us, can teach us a lot about ourselves. Zen and the Art of Dealing with Difficult People is a thought-provoking guide to improve relationships and interactions with other people.

Other books by Mark Westmoquette

Stars

Stars

Author: Mark Westmoquette Format: Kit Release Date: 27/10/2020

Stars presents 20 unique pin-hole constellation cards for helping families and stargazers find the shapes in the night's sky, along with a companion book exploring the significance of these stellar patterns. This portable and interactive kit includes a mix of northern- and southern-hemisphere constellations, such as: Orion Bootes Taurus Virgo Perseus Ursa Major Crux Hydra ... and many more Once you've used the cards to identify the shapes in the night sky, read through the book to learn about their mythological and cultural history, as well as all of the fascinating deep sky objects and celestial events the constellations are home to. Noticing the constellations in the night skies above can foster a sense of curiosity and awe like nothing else on Earth. With a mix of scientific fact and meditative insight, this kit will help you discover how the twinkly skies can connect us all more deeply to our inner selves. This is the perfect gift for a night of stargazing or for those embarking on a stargazing holiday.

The Mindful Universe

The Mindful Universe

Author: Mark Westmoquette Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2020

The Mindful Universe explores the scientific workings of the Universe, its awe-inspiring nature and how it can be partnered with mindfulness to bring meaning to our lives. The universe is an infintely complex concept. Containing countless galaxies, solar systems and unknown planets. It encompasses everything we know, and everything we don't. This book explores how through exploring some of the deepest questions about the universe, we can also uncover insights about ourselves. Mark Westmoquette takes you on a fascinating journey through space, time, our mind and the mysteries of the cosmos in this lovingly-written book. Through practical meditations, facts and anecdote, he points the reader to a life-affirming realisation: that when we start to observe things mindfully, just as they really are, we start to find the secrets of the Universe revealing themselves before our very eyes. Part of the Mindfulness series, this book looks at science through the lens of mindfulness and spirituality, bringing together two seemingly opposed beliefs through topics such as: The journey of a photon Our chemical origins from the birth of stars The nature of time The limits to our senses The beauty of nebulae Non-duality and quantum theory ... and much more If you like this, you might also be interested in Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling . . .

Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers

Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers

Author: Mark Westmoquette Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2019

In his handy pocket-sized book, Mark Westmoquette presents a constellation of musings on how the mysteries of the outer universe-from shooting stars and eclipses, to the journey of a photon-connect us more deeply to our inner universes. - FLOW magazine Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers explores how knowledge of the workings of the universe can deepen our levels of awareness and connect us to our internal worlds. Part of the Mindful Thoughts series, this dazzlingly illustrated little book meditates on all aspects of the cosmos, including: Stars Planets The moon Comets Navigation Time Sound Photons . . . and much more Physics and astronomy are not cold, detached subjects, they engender awe, wonder and a sense of connection with everything that exists. Astronomer and ex-Zen monk, Mark Westmoquette, provides 25 calming meditations that offer mindfulinsight on the skies above us, suitable for everyone from scientists to stargazers. If you like this, you might also be interested in Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers . . .

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