Wherever You Go, There You Are
Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Category: Career & Self-Development
The past is gone; the future is unknowable; all you have is the present moment. Meditate to make the most of it.
In this summary, you will learn
- What mindfulness and meditation are
- How you benefit from meditation
- How to meditate
- How mindfulness differs from other forms of consciousness
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Why you should read Wherever You Go, There You Are
People consider this book a contemporary classic on meditation for good reasons. It’s lovely and accessible. Jon Kabat-Zinn tackles the difficult task of explaining the nonverbal practice of meditation, which many find alien or even threatening, and makes it accessible, useful and even homey. He explains meditation not only with references to classic texts, but also by recounting his own experiences, drawing parallels with Thoreau, and discussing work and family contexts. The chapters are brief, some as short as a page, each focusing on a single topic. Many are accompanied with prompting questions or simple exercises you can try immediately. getAbstract recommends this book to people interested in reducing their stress, deepening their self-awareness and sharpening their focus.
About the Author
Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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