“Experience the un-grasping of your mind”
There is no short cut to mindfulness, present moment awareness or self awareness. It takes practice. But with practice comes the joy of noticing that you are integrating this new found awareness into your daily life! Mindfulness meditation helps us to become more centered, stable and less reactive in life.
One of the pioneers of mindfulness meditation for the western crowd is Jon Kabatt-Zinn. His book Wherever You Go, There You Are was a best seller and he is recognized as an expert in his field.
He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and founder (in 1979) and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic.
Jon’s website is: http://www.mindfulnesscds.com
To order Jon’s Guided Meditation CD’s or download: http://www.mindfulnesstapes.com
My favorite is Series 2. He also has lots of free information for educators and suggestions for daily practice.
You may also find it helpful to read my free online booklet Meditation for Everyone http://www.juliechai.com/MeditationBooklet.pdf