"A handbook and accompanying audio programme for anyone wanting to slow down, take control back, stop procrastinating and take action to make your life the best it can be."
If anyone needs mindfulness in their life, it's me. I am a million miles a minute, never slow down, never stop, run my life juggling a lot. And I mean a lot. I'm not happy unless I'm flying by the seat of my pants.
So, when this book came to my attention, I had to give it a go.
And I was certainly in the right hands. Professor Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman are the experts who introduced mindfulness to the mainstream with their first book Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World.
Whether you are new to mindfulness like me, or have meditation experience, this will enable you to use the hidden foundations of mindfulness to rediscover calm and reclaim your life in this crazy world of ours.
In Deeper Mindfulness, a new eight-week guided meditation programme is presented which takes mindfulness to the next level. From helping you to find your ground in week one, the programme supported me to learn to pay attention and find my full consciousness. I am a mind wanderer. I don’t sit still. My mind is as active and busy as the amount of tabs open in my browser (don’t judge me, please). I embraced the mindfulness, acknowledging my continual lack of focus, was compassionate with myself, and persevered. And it was so worth it.
Backed by research and the latest advances in neuroscience, this is a handbook for anyone wanting to slow down, take control back, stop procrastinating and take action to make your life the best it can be.
Find the natural place for mediation in your life, find your vedana, your feeling tone by reading this book, following this programme - and beyond. This book isn't a destination, it's the beginning of a journey. A journey I will continue long after the final page turned. A book I thank for the extra kindness I show myself, a book for helping me turn towards difficulty, for lifting frayed spirits and for rediscovering the pleasures I had left behind. I thank you.
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