- Capa comum: 304 páginas
- Editora: Hachette Books; Edição: 10 (1 de janeiro de 2005)
- Idioma: Inglês
- ISBN-10: 1401307787
- ISBN-13: 978-1401307783
- Dimensões do produto: 14 x 2,5 x 21 cm
- Peso do produto: 322 g
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Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (Inglês) Capa comum – 31 dez 2004
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Many have said this: Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks in a no-nonsense tone about mindfulness. This is true. In this book, he guides us to gain direct experience---taking baby steps at first, larger steps later---to gain a personal understanding of mindfulness. Every chapter makes a clear point, and many chapters close with a concrete "actionable item," like a homework exercise to put the concepts and thoughts springing from that chapter into real practice.
I have been an on-and-off meditator for 12 years, and read many many books on Buddhism, much of it from Zen. The thoughts, the concepts have been there in my mind, but my meditation was somehow never cutting it. Restlessness, the inner turmoil, would push me off the cushion. Within the Buddhist literature, Thich Nhat Hanh's books, for instance, Peace Is Every Step (referred to by Kabat-Zinn in this book), do a great job at laying the foundation for kindness and self-compassion which are so crucial for a good meditation practice. Suzuki Shunryu's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, and Not Always So, both provide good concepts and metaphors that support meditation. Deshimaru Taisen's matter-of-fact tone is orienting. Seung Sahn's Ashes on the Buddha startles us with the idea of a not-knowing mind. And of course Ajahn Brahm and others of the Thai forest tradition explain at length the stages of meditation, the techniques that may be most suited to one's circumstances, etc., which are all jewels for the meditator.
But there's one thing that only Jon Kabat-Zinn put down on paper with the scientist's conciseness: whatever you think or feel, hold that in awareness. Awareness is it. And this pieces so much of the bits together for me.
There is nothing magical about the posture like Soto Zen says. There is nothing magical about the breath either. Everything is pointing towards only one thing: finding your awareness, and then staying with it. The breath turns out to be an incredibly useful searchlight when you've lost your awareness. And this is it.
The stories, the poetry, the metaphors, all that Jon Kabat-Zinn trots out to illustrate the power of awareness is overwhelming, and does what it ought to. That is, it motivates you to get yourself on the cushion without having you lost in the forest of fancy words and lofty ideas.
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Take any given moment your in. I take it that you're sitting down somewhere right now reading this review. Focus on your breath. Notice how unaware of your own breathing you were before. Now, while reading this, expand the focus from your breath to the sensation of your body, your bottom against your seat perhaps, or the way the tip of your nose might feel cold or hot. Further expand the field of awareness to the sounds around you. Maybe you hear noise from other people. Maybe you hear nothing except the sound of your own breathing.
Project this mode of being aware into another setting. Perhaps you're at work, and someone is telling you how to do something. You might feel seeds of resentment growing inside you, asking the question in your mind how it is this person has the gall to tell you how do so something. You might feel personally attacked, a little nervous, your breath unsteady. Be aware of these sensations. Don't fight against them. But also listen to what the person says, as much as possible, without judgment. Is what this person is saying really a personal attack? Probably not. And if it is, does it really matter? Does he or she have control of your mind such that he could actually make you feel one way or another? Not if you choose to respond to it in a peaceful, proactive way and just take it for what it is, without judgment.
Maybe the above two paragraphs don't do it for you. Or maybe they do. The important thing is that mindfulness is about being aware and awake, and about choosing to make peace with the way you feel and the way you interact with the world. If you want to, you can always feel swept around by the winds of desire, or pulled around by anger or intense emotion as though there were a brass ring in your nose. Those are always options. But it's also another option to choose to practice inner tranquility. This is what this book is about.
Personally though, if that's you, I'd pick up a copy of Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now instead. Much meatier content to think about.
Otherwise, the only way I can recommend this book is as an occasional "back to basics" refresher: pick it up from time to time, read a few pages from anywhere in the book, and try to be mindful that day of whatever simple idea you read.
Much like in college, you can skip the lecture if you master the corpus, but it's best to do both of you can. That said, anyone looking to really understand the methodology behind mindfulness and how it can be applied in a secular way to the suffering of the human condition, must read the aforementioned "Full Catastrophe Living". It's absolutely essential as the single book I would recommend to anyone for learning how to approach working with the present moment in ways that encourage insight and healing.
This book "Wherever you go , there you are" is nice but it won't provide the depth of instruction for practice as used in the medical setting or the science behind the mechanisms that make mindfulness so effective for many people.