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Very easy to listen to to and understand he has a way of explaining things that everyone can relate to , I have listened to it twice now and come out feeling better and with more understanding about yourself
I loved this book. I kept thinking I didn't get it, so I had to re-read bits to fully understand everything. However as it's in such short chapters it helps making it easier to read and digest. I have been diagnosed with dysthymia, I never really got the point of life, and was told by a mental health professional that I probably never would, which was very depressing to say I'm only in my early 30s, so there could be a lot more life to endure, which is how life often feels an endurance not an enjoyment. However reading this book and doing the meditation suddenly enabled me to see what life is all about, experiencing the moments life offers,and suddenly I can see a point to existence! I still have good and bad days, but I feel to understand myself more and try to make time for meditation. I am reading more around mindfulness and depression to understand how to try to prevent further episodes of depression. I can understand how it's not for everyone, but it definitely helped me as a starting point! I can also see that if I was experiencing an episode of depression that this book would be beyond me!
Great book second one i brought gave the first to a freind to use .good starting place to understanding the mind and how our thoughts can be our worst enemy. Each chapter is short and to the point and not ten pages of waffle to tell you the same thing.would recomend this book to anyone who struggles with depression or our hectic way of life .
Ideal for anyone trying mindfulness meditation for the first time or for those like myself who have worked through all of Jon Kabat Zin's books and cd's over the years. Its easy to follow, each individual meditation on the CD can be done individually if you prefer and the book is brilliant to just drop in to whenever you feel like it.
I enjoyed this book for it's simplicity. It was a nice introduction. I had studied formal Buddhism in Srilanka. It was engaging. Although it didn't cover much on techniques of meditation. I liked the language and ideas around mindfulness.
What can I say. Words from the man himself. Being British, I found his American accent took a little time to get used to but I expected that. Thank you Jon Kabat-Zinn, I have now enrolled on a MBSR course locally.
This is an essential book for the beginner looking into the world of mindfulness. The world we now live in is hectic and a busy place, however, like the author says we have become human doings instead of human beings. The practice of mindfulness will allow us to step back and really be aware of the world we live in, after all we are only here once!!!!