Body, Mind & Spirit

The Way of Effortless Mindfulness

The Way of Effortless Mindfulness

Author: Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1683642325

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 202

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"Effortless mindfulness" is a new way to immediately enter an optimal flow state available to us in the midst of our busy lives. In The Way of Effortless Mindfulness, Loch Kelly teaches that when you "unhook" awareness from chattering thoughts, you can access a peaceful mind and a naturally embodied wakefulness. From this heartful space, students report they find that right action comes easily and a loving tenderness for all of life is freely available. This follow-up to Kelly’s award-winning Shift into Freedom outlines practical and supportive material from neuroscience, psychology, and the wisdom of various spiritual traditions. Here you will find a reader-friendly guide to understanding exactly what effortless mindfulness is, practices for engaging with it, and how to avoid the pitfalls to the full embodiment of this timeless awareness. The Way of Effortless Mindfulness offers a compelling introduction to the next stage in the ongoing mindfulness revolution.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Way of Effortless Mindfulness

The Way of Effortless Mindfulness

Author: Loch Kelly

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781683642336

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 561

Discover a refreshingly different form of mindfulness to access natural wisdom, compassion, and joy “In this groundbreaking guidebook, Loch Kelly offers contemporary versions of ancient practices . . . that can liberate our lives with meaning, connection, and clarity. What a beautiful book!” —Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Aware What if you could open into a natural flow of wisdom, compassion, and joy in any moment? According to renowned meditation teacher Loch Kelly, this possibility is closer than you think. Whether you’re an experienced meditator or are new to mindfulness practice, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness offers a new and effective approach to awakening and healing. Loch teaches “effortless mindfulness,” an advanced yet simple form of mindfulness that can liberate the deepest levels of suffering. Effortless mindfulness immediately introduces you to your awake, loving nature. By making a small initial effort of “unhooking” awareness from chattering thoughts, you can begin the journey home. Here you will learn: How to shift out of thought and into your awake, loving nature The different approaches of effortless mindfulness and deliberate mindfulness Unique methods to liberate difficult mental and emotional states Mindful glimpses (micro-meditations) that can be done at any time with eyes open A contemporary version of ancient methods to navigate your consciousness Effective practices drawn from ancient wisdom, contemporary neuroscience, and psychotherapy How to make the "you-turn" from small self to no-self to true Self The Five Foundations of Effortless Mindfulness How to learn to return and train to remain in an awake, compassionate flow How to avoid the pitfalls to embodying awakening This reader-friendly guide is filled with innovative practices designed to give you small glimpses of your awake, loving nature. The Way of Effortless Mindfulness shows that awakening is not only possible, but is also available in the midst of your daily life.
Religion

Summary of Loch Kelly's The Way of Effortless Mindfulness

Summary of Loch Kelly's The Way of Effortless Mindfulness

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669385387

Category: Religion

Page: 18

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Effortless mindfulness is the ability to be present in the present moment without any agenda. It is a way of being mindful from a different level of mind than we are used to. It begins by opening to a natural spacious awareness and becoming more wise, embodied, and creative. #2 A glimpse is a simple practice that allows you to connect with your essential peace, love, and wisdom. It is a shift of consciousness to a new view and a new you that feels true. Glimpses are not insights, but rather the direct experience of the essential peace, love, and wisdom that’s always been here. #3 We often miss out on the enjoyable qualities of effortless mindfulness because we don’t know that the source of our joy and freedom is already available to us. We do what we love to experience effortless mindfulness, but we don’t realize that the qualities are not dependent on what we do or where we are. #4 Do the mindful glimpse exercise, imagining a time when you felt well-being while doing something active like hiking in nature. Then, simply stop. Feel the relief and peace that comes from no longer needing to think about anything.
Psychology

Effortless Mindfulness

Effortless Mindfulness

Author: Lisa Dale Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136193125

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 697

Effortless Mindfulness promotes genuine mental health through the direct experience of awakened presence—an effortlessly embodied, fearless understanding of and interaction with the way things truly are. The book offers a uniquely modern Buddhist psychological understanding of mental health disorders through a scholarly, clinically relevant presentation of Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist teachings and practices. Written specifically for Western psychotherapeutic professionals, the book brings together traditional Buddhist theory and contemporary psychoneurobiosocial research to describe the conditioned and unconditioned mind, and its in-depth exploration of Buddhist psychology includes complete instructions for psychotherapists in authentic, yet clinically appropriate Buddhist mindfulness/heartfulness practices and Buddhist-psychological inquiry skills. The book also features interviews with an esteemed collection of Buddhist teachers, scholars, meditation researchers and Buddhist-inspired clinicians.
Self-Help

The Way of Dialogue

The Way of Dialogue

Author: Ronald Gordon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532685101

Category: Self-Help

Page: 156

View: 905

Distrust, divisiveness, and conflict run rampant in today’s world. Human relations are strained, communication gaps and breakdowns pervade. Yet whether within couples, families, friendships, workplaces, communities, or institutions across our nation and planet, defending our own positions and attacking those of the “Other” has not solved our problems. Maybe it’s time to explore how to communicate together in ways that bring connection and healing. In our stressful era the practice of person-centered dialogue offers both hope and help.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Shift into Freedom

Shift into Freedom

Author: Loch Kelly

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781622033898

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 624

It is possible to access the same sense of well-being, clarity, inner freedom, and loving connection realized by the world’s meditation masters. We can do this by shifting our awareness in the midst of our daily lives. Shift into Freedom presents innovative teacher Loch Kelly’s training manual for actively participating in the evolution of your own consciousness. Synthesizing insights from neuroscience and psychology with wisdom from the world’s contemplative traditions, Shift into Freedom offers an accessible and remarkably powerful series of meditations that lead us to a little-known natural capacity called “awake awareness.” Through an unfolding process of “small glimpses, many times,” these exercises shift us from a thought-based knowing to an awareness-based way of operating in the world. With continued practice, we learn to “unhook” from our customary home in our ego-based identity—and then sustain an embodied presence and relatedness known as “open-hearted awareness.” Loch Kelly teaches that this is “the meeting place of awakening and growing up, where we have the capacity to handle a fully emotional, intimate life and act with authenticity and compassion.” Learn more about: • How to separate awareness from thinking to realize that thoughts and emotions are not the center of who we are • How insights from neuroscience can help us learn how to embody awakening • Ego-identification, a pattern of thought that co-opts the body’s boundary program and creates a mistaken identity • The paradox of “being home while returning home” • Finding the off-switch for the chattering mind • How to intentionally and immediately shift into peace of mind any time of your day • Awakening as a natural process of human development, which unfolds as waking up, waking in, and waking out • Meditation practices for all phases of the journey of awakening and embodiment • Four stages of spiritual growth: recognition, realization, stabilization, and expression • Untying the “knots” in our mindbody system to liberate us from our deepest doubts and fears • How to move from deliberate mindfulness to effortless mindfulness and heart mindfulness • How to effortlessly focus without using attention • Discovering your innate happiness that is not dependent on circumstances • How to welcome and liberate sub-personalities after initial awakening • A user’s manual for your consciousness to help you free yourself from the limits of ego-identification and live from open-hearted awareness
Psychology

Relational Mindfulness

Relational Mindfulness

Author: Roberto Aristegui

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030577339

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 550

This book proposes a new approach to mindfulness-based interventions, presenting them not as individual, but as relational practices. In the last decades, mindfulness has exerted a growing influence on many fields of research and activity, but always as an individual practice. The authors in this volume believe that the strong development of mindfulness today implies considering a dialogue between this individualistic approach and the perspective of relational mindfulness based on social constructionism. The volume is organized in two parts. The first part focuses on the theoretical foundations of relational mindfulness. The second part presents possibilities of applications of relational mindfulness in clinical and organizational settings to promote mental health and personal development. Relational Mindfulness: Fundamentals and Applications will be of interest to a wide range of professionals interested in applying mindfulness-based interventions in mental health care and productive organizations, such as clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals and human resources analysts and consultants, among others. "It is true that the metaphor of mindfulness has been enormously fruitful in its invitation to innovate. By removing meditative practices from their ancient roots, practitioners were free to create practices especially relevant to context. (...) At the same time, there was also a recognizable loss in the profoundly rich heritage that was left behind. For many of us, the greatest loss resulted from the absorption of such practices into Western individualism. What had once been an orientation to practice emphasizing our fundamental inter-being, had become a gateway to silent separation. It is in this context that the present volume bursts into significance. With special appreciation to the editors of this book, we are treated to a multi-dimensional exploration into the relational dimensions of mindfulness practices. Bringing ideas, experience, and wisdom from across professions, and across continents the contributors open an exciting path to the future." - Excerpt from the Foreword by Kenneth J. Gergen
Electronic books

The Mindful Law Student

The Mindful Law Student

Author: Rogers, Scott L.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839105906

Category: Electronic books

Page: 259

View: 258

The Mindful Law Student is an innovative guide to learning about mindfulness and integrating mindfulness practices into the law school experience. Through the use of metaphor, insight, mindfulness practices, and relaxation and self-care exercises, students are reminded of the tools they have long carried with them to navigate the exciting and challenging environment of law school and the practice of law. Scott Rogers brings readers on a journey through the law school experience with seven hypothetical students who experience situations not unlike their own that make tangible the challenges, benefits, and promise of mindfulness. He provides real-world examples of applying mindfulness in law school using language of the law to impart mindfulness insights and practices. This novel guide is an approachable and valuable resource for any law student.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Pointing Out the Great Way

Pointing Out the Great Way

Author: Daniel P. Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861713042

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 609

View: 688

This spiritual manual describes mahamudra meditation from the perspective of the “gradual path,” a progressive process of training that is often contrasted to sudden realization. The book contains a step-by-step description of the ways to practice, precise descriptions of the various stages and their intended realizations, and the typical problems that arise along with their remedies. Drawn from a variety of sources, Pointing Out the Great Way distills the experiences of many great masters who have traversed the path of meditation to the point of perfect mastery.
Philosophy

Experimental Philosophy of Identity and the Self

Experimental Philosophy of Identity and the Self

Author: Kevin Tobia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350246904

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 687

Exploring issues ranging from the metaphysical to the moral and legal, a team of esteemed contributors bring together some of the most important and cutting-edge findings in experimental philosophy of the self to address longstanding philosophical questions about personal identity, such as: What makes us today the same person as our childhood and future selves? Can certain changes transform us into a different person? Do our everyday moral practices presuppose a false account of who we are? Chapters offer a survey of recent empirical work and foster dialogue between experimental and traditional philosophical approaches to identity, covering the moral self, dual character concepts, true self, transformative experience and the identity conditions collective entities. With novel experiments and thought-provoking applications to practical concerns including law, immigration, bioethics and politics, this collection highlights the value and implications of empirical work on personal identity.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Core Creativity

Core Creativity

Author: Ronald Alexander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538149577

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 235

View: 558

Ronald Alexander draws on his decades of experience working with highly creative artists who tap into their deepest “core” creativity. He shows how anyone can achieve breakthroughs by implementing practices used by highly creative people.
Education

Taoism, Teaching, and Learning

Taoism, Teaching, and Learning

Author: John P. Miller

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487540975

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 468

The ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism contains profound wisdom about the cosmos, nature, human life, and education. Taoism seeks to be in harmony with nature, and using it as a guide can help us live in a way that is healing to both ourselves and the planet. Taoism, Teaching, and Learning identifies key aspects of Taoist thought and highlights how these principles can promote a holistic approach to teaching and learning. In particular, this book offers educators guidelines and pedagogical examples for how to instil a perspective of interconnectedness into their classrooms. It sheds light on how philosophical Taoism articulates a vision of the universe and life that mirrors the actual realities of nature. Providing frameworks and methods for teaching and learning based on the interconnectedness of life, Taoism, Teaching, and Learning develops an inspiring vision for education and helps us to see our world in a deeply holistic and meaningful way.