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Book Title: This. Only This: Mindfulness Strategies for Finding Peace in Every Moment|
The author of the book: Michael H. Brooks
ISBN 13: 9780985731120
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 963 KB
Edition: Zenwhim, Inc.
Date of issue: March 20th 2014
Read full description of the books This. Only This: Mindfulness Strategies for Finding Peace in Every Moment:Many of us feel out of synch with our lives. We sleepwalk through experience, believing that one day-when all the conditions are just right and the stars align perfectly-we will achieve a peaceful state of mind. We spend our days wandering through the past, dwelling in fictional futures, or existing in alternating states of distraction and frustration. We're absent from our own lives-yet we wonder why we struggle to be at peace and find it so difficult to break free of the challenging states of mind that plague us. There's a part of us that knows there is another option. And right now, in this very moment, peace is available to us. But, like swimming upstream, trying to find and hold on to peaceful states of mind can be an extremely difficult process. This book is a map that can help us on this journey. In This. Only This., veteran workshop teacher Michael Brooks presents a unique and humorous approach to mindfulness based on two main concepts: Paying Attention and Just Being. The former explores the many states of mind we engage in daily, highlighting their trends, patterns and causes. In simple language, Brooks shows how to unravel these thorny mindsets, and thus diminish their harmful effects. In Just Being, the author discusses the concept of being present and explains why we struggle so hard against being still, both mentally and physically. The book includes a wealth of exercises to anchor the concepts and help the reader connect them to his or her own circumstances. In this practical approach to mindfulness, there are no new belief systems to adopt or special rules to adhere to. Rather, what's required is a letting go of our set beliefs and acceptance of what simply is. In this moment, this experience, peace is within our grasp.
Read information about the authorMichael’s attraction to meditation and mindfulness arose out of his own spiritual seeking at a young age. Since 2004 he has been teaching meditation and mindfulness classes and workshops in both Northern and Southern California to a wide-ranging audience—from stressed company executives to enthusiastic soccer moms.
Additionally, Michael has worked for over twenty years in the field of computer technology. During that time he has progressed through every role involved in creating and managing computer software, from programmer to program and portfolio manager. He has worked in diverse environments, from Wall Street financial companies and regulated medical device companies, to small dot.com startups. As a result, he has a strong understanding of what it means to live and work in the world, and what it’s like to cope with stressful office and personal politics.
His writing comes out of his personal experience using mindfulness to navigate his own challenging states of mind, as well as the transformations he has been privileged to observe in others. This book grew out of his deep desire to make the teachings of mindfulness accessible to a wider audience in a logical and approachable format.
Michael is available for speaking engagements and can host workshops for corporate, athletic or any variety of community groups interested in deepening their understanding of mindfulness.
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