A year of living mindfully : week-by-week mindfulness meditations for a more contented and fulfilled life
"...the perfect guide for those starting out on the road to wellness." Natural Health magazine. Experience a year of living mindfully with weekly activities and practices, plus workbook pages to fill in, that will help you enjoy a more stress-free, contented and fulfilled life. Anna Black believes we can see our essential nature as the blue sky and our experience, good and bad, simply as impersonal weather that obscures it from time to time.
We can't stop the difficult times occurring, but we can help ourselves through them by connecting with our essential nature through mindfulness, weekly activities and meditations to cultivate present moment awareness.
The emphasis is on progressing at your own pace and cultivating a spirit of curiosity about the moments that make up your life.
To help you do this, included throughout are notebook pages, where you can explore your experience.
Anna suggests ways to actively cultivate qualities that build our emotional resilience in the same way we may exercise to improve our physical fitness.
We can learn to handle difficult emotions and to respond to our experience rather than being hijacked by it.