By Nigel Wellings
Looking for an in-depth analysis of the practice of mindfulness and practical advice on how to incorporate meditation into your daily routine? Wellings, a practicing meditator himself, provides both. According to Wellings, mindfulness is, “Being consciously aware of what is happening inside of us and around us in the present moment, accepting what we experience without picking or choosing, without judgments about right or wrong, good or bad, and seeing things as they really are.”
He interviewed over forty meditators and meditation teachers for examples and insights into how to begin, and when wavering, continue a mindfulness practice. Anyone who has attempted the practice of meditation understands the challenges involved. Wellings offers a variety of strategies to overcome those challenges. Readers are encouraged to use kindness when including meditation as part of a mindfulness practice. And keep practicing.
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