Wherever You Go That's Where You Are By Jon Kabot Zen

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Wherever You Go That's Where You Are by Jon Kabot Zen

This is one of the best books on meditation practice, published in the West over the past ten years. Its purpose is to provide people a quick and easy access to the very essence of meditation fullness of awareness. It is addressed to those who are repelled rigid training programs, who do not like instructions on how to do, but I will try to reunite a picture of life, using only hints and associated advice. Simultaneously, the book is intended for those who are already engaged in meditation and wants to expand, deepen and consolidate the lessons given a promise to live more consciously, penetrating the very essence of being.

In this book, Dr. Kabat-Zin focuses on the transformative power of mindfulness in our lives, in our most intimate dimension as social. Describe how we can give real value to the present moment and self-realization as human beings with the practice of meditation. Ultimately, the purpose of the practice of mindfulness is to awaken in us the potential of a gift that most underestimate: the sensitivity. In a clever fusion of science, poetry and spirituality, Kabat-Zin teaches that meditation is never what you think (think what you will think) and that in our complex and chaotic society care practice in a lucid, wise and effective is no longer a luxury but a necessity for our emotional, physical and spiritual Mindfulness (Kabat, 2003, Pp.144-156)

Mindfulness is at the heart of Buddhist meditation but its essence is universal and has great practical benefit to everyone. Often, our mind is not aware of the many possibilities that contain the present moment and its unique beauty, because our nature is home to a trend that leads us away from operator contact with the only time we have to live, grow, feel, love, learn and shape things. In this book, Jon Kabat-Zin shows us the way to practice meditation and mindfulness to develop in our own lives. It addresses both those who come to meditation for the first time as those experienced practitioners, all those who want to enjoy every moment of life enriching.

Meditating uses certain faculties "archaic" that fall under the activity of the cortex in the most recent order of evolution, as our limbic brain "reptilian" brain of primitive emotions. A point to note: if the "ability to think" exists in everyone, it is also a skill that can grow, strengthen, and develop.

Meditating has long been linked to religious practice: meditation is at the root of Buddhism because the Buddha is, first, a mediator. But we consider, for example, the Catholic ritual of the Mass, and we observe that invites practitioners to an attitude of meditation and concentration which is a form of meditation. And yet, it is quite possible to decouple the meditation practice of any religion - even if experience shows that it leads naturally enough to invest some form of spirituality.

When it comes to meditation, people must understand that meditation is not some ...