Mindfulness for the Soul
Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
On Super Soul Sunday recently, Oprah Winfrey interviewed Jon Kabat-Zinn, who’s book ‘Mindfulness for Beginners’ has made waves throughout the world.
John says “Mindfulness embraces all facets of knowing” and to cultivate mindfulness is actually simple but it’s not easy. It’s a way of being in a relationship with your own life!
Mindfulness is all about paying attention to where your mind is at any given moment. Thinking on purpose, being present and without judgement – this is Mindfulness.
Another word for mindfulness is awareness. Your life becomes your meditation practice. The more you focus on your thinking and your now the fully you are in this moment now. ‘When you are stirring the pot – JUST STIR THE POT! Don’t be off thinking of 5 million other things, just simply stir the pot and BE fully in this moment with awareness.
Listen to your own yearning, it knows. It knows if you allow it and if you get out of your own way!
Mindfulness is BEING. One of my favourite lines from the interview was: “As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than is wrong with you, no matter what is wrong with you.”
You can get a copy of Mindfulness for Beginners at your favourite bookstore or grab a copy from Amazon
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Interesting post. The book Mindfulness For Beginners sounds like a good read! Will you be adding it to the agenda for reading at TMM?
As far as the lines quoted from the interview, I can only be wrong is I think I am … ant thinking that direction would certainly dissipate my vortex, so I am now and always will be on the right side of thinking!
Always be in the right side of thinking … love that 😉
I am considering adding Mindfulness for Beginners but have not decided yet. Will start a new book in July when we are back. Steve Gaghagen will be covering for us June 23rd to July 7th.