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Real-world enlightenment

ISBN: 9781611809350
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala – Trade (UBD)
Origin: US
Release Date: August, 2024

Book Details

Beloved mindfulness teacher-and longtime Buddhist practitioner-Susan Kaiser Greenland explores time-tested universal themes-including Change, Humility, Interdependence, Concentration, Joy, Kindness, and Discernment, among many others-to help us shift our view and lead to emotional and psychological freedom and resileince. Greenland draws from science, psychology, Buddhism, wisdom traditions, and personal stories to give us these views of “everyday enlightenment.” Drawing on 30 years of as a mindfulness teacher, Greenland shows us enlightenment isn’t a lofty and unrelatable goal-but available to us all each of us all the time To help us do this, she offers contemplations, mindfulness practices, and slogans to help work with our mind to build openness, freedom, joy, and connection. These include- Tapping into the sensory pleasures of music or being in nature Finding a thought- or attention-based “anchor” when faced with stress or distraction Using slogans such as “Drop Your Baggage” or “This is what it is right now,” to calm spiraling negative thoughts and get out of the “overwhelm zone” Developing a shamatha meditation practice to slow down your thinking process and heighten awareness of the natural movement of your mind Wisdom and encouragement from mindfulness, psychology, science, and time-honored traditions. Featuring 50 practical tools to ease anxiety, overwhelm, and stress by recognizing the enduring sense of love and well-being that’s with us regardless of our circumstances. Enlightenment isn’t a lofty and unattainable goal. Real-world enlightenment is always here, and you can find it any time in life’s highs, lows, and everything in-between.