CHAPTER1

Introducing Mindfulness

In This Chapter

  • What mindfulness is
  • How mindfulness arose in Buddhism
  • Recent development of the concept of mindfulness
  • Why mindfulness has caught on
  • What mindfulness can do for you

Mindfulness is consciously maintaining awareness of your present experience with a receptive attitude, in order to relieve stress and work toward the greatest happiness for yourself and others. Mindfulness helps you relieve stress because it allows you to perceive things more clearly. You get more in touch with the truth of your life, and of life in general, and consequently make more beneficial choices.

In this chapter I introduce ...

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