Mindfulness is the means by which our consciousness is transformed, transcended, Enlightened. The Satipatthana Sutta is one of the Buddha's foremost discourses on mindfulness. In Living with Awareness, a commentary on this sutta, Sangharakshita counsels against an over-narrow interpretation of mindfulness as being simply about developing a focused attention on the present moment. To be fully mindful, one needs to look further than the end of one's nose, and integrate even the most rarefied practice into the context of a fully lived human life.
For the first time ever, the Toltec wisdom from the Ruiz family is bound together in a book of Daily Meditations. Readers are invited on a six-month journey of daily lessons with don Miguel Ruiz Jr. that are designed to inspire, nourish, and enlighten adherents as they travel along the Toltec path. Drawing on years of apprenticeship under his father and grandmother, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. shares Toltec lessons on Love, Faith, Agreements, and most importantly: Awareness. The purpose of each meditation is to guide readers into a deeper understanding of his or her self, as well as the world in which we live. In the introduction to the book, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. reminds readers that progress on the Toltec path is not measured by the acquisition of things, status, or even ideas, but rather the complete and total realization that everything in the world is perfect, exactly the way it is at this moment. "Love is accepting ourselves just the way we are, with all of our flaws and our ever-changing belief system. You are nothing else but who you are. You are not the person you were a year ago. You are not the person you will be in a year. You aren't even the person you think you are. You simply are, and that must be enough." --don Miguel Ruiz Jr. This book will have special appeal to those already familiar with his father's books The Four Agreements, The Mastery of Love, and The Fifth Agreement, as well as don Miguel Ruiz Jr.'s own book, The Five Levels of Attachment. It also makes a wonderful gift.
One of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century will help you learn how to live in the present moment in Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance. Underlying all meditation techniques, including martial arts—and in fact underlying all great athletic performances—is a quality of being awake and present to the moment, a quality that Osho calls awareness. Once we can identify and understand what this quality of awareness is, we have the key to self-mastery in virtually every area of our lives. According to great masters like Lao Tzu or Buddha, most of us move through our lives like sleepwalkers. Never really present in what we are doing, never fully alert to our environment, and not even aware of what motivates us to do and say the things we do. At the same time, all of us have experienced moments of awareness—or awakening, to use another—in extraordinary circumstances. On the road, in a sudden and unexpected accident, time seems to stop and one is suddenly aware of every movement, every sound, every thought. Or in moments that touch us deeply—welcoming a new baby into the world for the first time, or being with someone at the moment of death. Awareness, says Osho, is the key to being self-directed, centered, and free in every aspect of our lives. In this book, Osho teaches how to live life more attentively, mindfully, and meditatively, with love, caring and consciousness. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.
This book stimulates readers to introspect and discover their inner freedom. Freedom – in all its forms - is what people desire, seek and work towards. Human beings are gifted with curiosity and creativity – the book encourages them to turn these intrinsic qualities inward and find their inner light and shine.
A readable, accessible version of the ancient classic primer on the practice of yoga--interpreted by a contemporary Tantric yoga master. The Yoga Sutras is Patanjali’s classic text on how to experience oneness (samadhi) within yoga practice. Serious yoga students want to bring the wisdom of the Sutras to their practice but often find the text impenetrable and difficult to relate to. Here, yogi and Tantric master Alan Finger offers an interpretation of the Sutras that is clear and immediately relevant—and he shows contemporary practitioners that samadhi is something that they can experience here and now. Yoga is a process of spiritual evolution, and samadhi is as natural as breathing and available to all, because it is our true nature. Viewed through a Tantric framework, Finger shows us how the Sutras describe the yogic process that both leads us to the experience of samadhi and allows us to weave the wisdom and grace of that experience back into our everyday life.
For the first time ever, the Toltec wisdom from the Ruiz family is bound together in a book of daily meditations designed to inspire, nourish and enlighten adherents as they travel along the Toltec path. Drawing on years of apprenticeship under his father and grandmother, don Miguel Ruiz Jr shares Toltec lessons on love, faith, agreements and, most importantly, awareness. Readers are invited to embark on a six-month journey of daily lessons that will guide them into a deeper understanding of themselves and those they interact with in the world. In the introduction, don Miguel Ruiz Jr reminds us that progress on the Toltec path is not measured by the acquisition of things, status or even ideas, but rather by the complete and total realization that everything in the world is perfect exactly the way it is at this moment.
Filled with powerful but easily accessible concepts and exercises, Present Moment Awareness shows readers how they can drop their emotional baggage, calm their worries about the future, and start enjoying the peace and joyfulness that can only be found in the Now. Author Shannon Duncan reveals how opening to the present moment can allow us to discover the limiting perceptions, emotional turmoil, and habitual reactions that so often dictate our experience of life. He shows how we can discover the true causes of our stress and discontent, transform our emotions from rulers into advisers, and start appreciating the gift of life, right here and now.
Awaken the Living Awareness Within is a glimpse into a way of seeing - an attempt to see and help others see. In a way, it serves the purpose of being a multifaceted crystal - a prism through which we can see ourselves from different angles and points of view. As such, it may help to renew our ability to see clearly by bringing into focus different aspects of Life.This book invites and encourages the reader to awaken from the dream of life. As such, it can be considered as a compass that points to one's true nature. This book is all about going inside oneself - re-connecting with one's Eternal Spirit; it shows how remembering one's true nature is the key to finding happiness, inner peace & harmony.One of its core tenets is that of transformation, and hence it is devoted to sharing of a new vision of hope, a new vision of reality that might be able to unite a fragmented humanity in a shared approach to the deeper issues facing us at this crucial time of choice. It may show us that having faith in Life's greater Intelligence is a hopeful and positive approach to chaotic events in our rapidly changing world.This book is for those who have become aware that there is more to life than what they have been taught or experienced; that there is more to life and reality than meets the eye - a spiritual dimension, if you will. This book is for those who are striving to explore new horizons; for those who aspire to go beyond what is accepted as the norm; for those who dare to push the boundaries beyond the accepted norms and conventions; for those who are ready and willing to go the extra mile to uncover deeper truths beyond appearances; for those who leave no rock unturned when seeking better ways of doing things; for those who have a genuine interest in the pursuit of Self-Mastery.
Conscious is a deeply human approach to personal change Our world is changing faster than our ability to adapt. Ambushed by speed, complexity, and uncertainty, many of us are unprepared for this acceleration. We act on autopilot as new challenges confront us. We are too reactive to problems and miss out on opportunities. We get hijacked by conflicting values and polarizing relationships. We face uncertainty with fear and mistrust. Stress and burnout are pervasive as many of us do not perform up to our potential. Organizations are not adapting well either. Seventy percent of change efforts fail. Slow execution, unrealized growth, unhealthy cultures, and obsession with short-term results undermine long-term success. Inside communities, there is more tension, diminishing trust in our institutions, and a growing inability to solve our most complex social problems. The primary culprit for these maladies is our lack of awareness. Let’s face it: Our current approach to change is running out of steam. And the cost of unaware people is too high to pay. In this age of acceleration, we need a fresh approach to living and leading. CONSCIOUS is our wake-up call – to be aware, awake, and accountable. Nothing is more important than understanding ourselves, our relationships, and our surroundings. Being conscious helps us think deeper, learn faster, and collaborate better. The more conscious we are, the faster we adapt, and the higher performing we become. Conscious is the new smart. As one of the premier global experts on leadership and transformation, Bob Rosen and Healthy Companies have revealed a profound truth about modern-day change: the most successful people, at all levels of society, follow four powerful practices of being conscious: Go Deep – Discover your inner self Think Big – See a world of possibilities Get Real – Be honest and intentional Step Up – Act boldly and responsibly Conscious is your personal roadmap through transformation – helping you adapt and accelerate into the future. To create sustainable change for yourself and your business. Why not be the one with your head lights on while others are driving in the dark?
Enhance your awareness, achieve higher focus and happiness, and improve all levels of your health with the supportive practices in this guide to mindful living. Featuring over twenty-five leading meditation and mindfulness experts, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living shows you how to boost your well-being and overcome obstacles. With an impressive array of topics by visionary teachers and authors, this comprehensive book provides inspiration, discussion, and specific techniques based on the transformative applications of mindfulness: basic understanding and practices, better health, loving your body, reaching your potential, and connecting to subtle energy and spirit. Using meditation, breathwork, and other powerful exercises, you'll bring the many benefits of mindfulness into your everyday life. Contributors include Rachel Avalon, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Sarah Bowen, Jeanne Van Bronkhorst, Erin Byron, Robert Butera, Jack Canfield, Alexandra Chauran, Cyndi Dale, Sherrie Dillard, Guy Finley, Rolf Gates, Melissa Grabau, Servet Hasan, Ana Holub, Patricia Johnson, Shakta Khalsa, Melanie Klein, Danielle MacKinnon, Mark A. Michaels, William L. Mikulas, Thomas Moore, Keith Park, Deborah Sandella, Amy B. Scher, Tess Whitehurst, and Angela Wix.
How much better would our lives be if we fully understood the consequences of our actions, and if we stopped to think before acting or reacting? "How Would Buddha Act? "offers readers a unique, modern take on the ancient teachings of Right Action--the Buddhist concept of acting in loving, compassionate ways and responding to others with the intention of doing no harm. Readers will learn that every thought, word, and deed has a consequence, and by trying to be a better person in day-to-day life, they will be taking meaningful steps toward true enlightenment.
Are you so worn out from taking care of everyone else that you've forgotten how to take care of yourself? We each have multiple, all-consuming roles in life: hard worker, parent, significant other, friend, social organizer. It can seem that different people want parts of you at any time of the day, sometimes simultaneously-these demands can be endless. In the midst of trying to meet all of these needs, you can quickly become overwhelmed, frustrated, depressed, or exhausted. If you are exhausted from being stretched too thin for too long, discover how Reflective Awareness offers you hope for taking control of your life, beginning with changing yourself. A new outlook and positive habits will empower you to transform your life and experience the full, successful living you've longed for. It's possible!
Memorable stories and practical advice help us discover God's presence in the everyday events of life and to be awakened to the gifts that lie before us. Written as a series of forty-four short, accessible meditations, it is meant to be read a few minutes at a time. Suggestions for prayer as well as experiential exercises help readers enter the book more fully, allowing them to read with their hearts as well as minds.
I Am Freedom is my inner journey to seeking answers on how to live life with ease and grace. I was free, I am free, I will always be free. I was love, I am love, I will always be Love. For years, I could not see this truth...I cannot even recall when I got trapped in my perceptions, fears and disappointments...A face off with death triggered me to ask myself -"What do I want from life?...peace of mind and to die without regrets." Peace of mind, I realized comes at sacrificing your ego at the highest altar and living with authenticity.