Little Book, Significant Transformations: Can you rediscover the richness of your present moment? [Friday: Mindfulness by Miles]
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Hello and happy Friday!
We hope you’re having a great day so far.
We’re excited to share with you another health and mindfulness tip. In these “Mindfulness by Miles” articles, our goal is to help you enhance your overall well-being.
Today, let’s talk about a particular book.
Keep reading to have a better understanding of what it means to uncover your natural awareness.
Mindfulness by Miles
Do you ever find yourself caught up in the whirlwind of daily life, struggling to stay present in the moment?
If your answer is yes, don’t worry. You’re not alone.
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get swept away by the constant stream of distractions, whether at work or in other aspects of life… but what if there’s a way to uncover a natural awareness that exists within you?
In this book, mindfulness author, speaker, and educator Diana Winston discusses the state of clarity and presence that can transform the way you experience life.
“The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering Your Natural Awareness” was published in 2019 and is a guide to mindfulness and meditation practices aimed at helping readers discover their natural awareness.
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Here, Winston draws from her years of experience as a meditation teacher and facilitator to provide readers with practical exercises and guidance for cultivating a deeper sense of presence and awareness in their lives. She explores the concept of “natural awareness,” which is a state of mind that is open, clear, and free from distractions.
Through various meditation techniques and insights, Winston offers readers a path towards accessing and embodying this natural awareness.
The book combines Eastern wisdom traditions, contemporary mindfulness practices, and insights from Winston’s own spiritual journey. More importantly, “The Little Book of Being” is designed to help individuals develop greater clarity, compassion, and self-awareness in their daily lives.
Practical Meditation Techniques
One of the standout features of Winston’s book is its practicality. It doesn’t just wax philosophical about the idea of natural awareness but also equips readers with tools to experience that awareness for themselves.
Through a series of meditation exercises, the concepts in the book help train readers to let go of the constant chatter and distractions, and simply be.
The book provides step-by-step instructions and insights, making it easy for anyone to follow along!
Below are some meditation practices mentioned in Winston’s book. You might want to try some of these for yourself to see their positive effects in your well-being:
- Breath Awareness Meditation: This practice involves focusing your attention on your breath. This type of meditation helps calm the mind and brings you into the present moment.
- Body Scan Meditation: Here, you systematically scan your body from head to toe, paying attention to any sensations or tensions you may be holding. The goal is to develop body awareness and release physical tension, thereby promoting relaxation and presence.
- Open Awareness Meditation: This meditation encourages you to broaden your attention to become more aware of sounds, sensations, thoughts, and emotions as they arise. This enables you to let all your sensory experiences come and go without judgment or attachment.
- Loving-Kindness (Metta) Meditation: This involves sending well-wishes and loving-kindness to yourself and others. Metta meditation fosters compassion and a sense of connection with others.
- Self-Inquiry: Winston also encourages self-inquiry as a form of meditation. By exploring questions like, “Who am I?” or “What is awareness?”, you enable deep self-reflection that leads to profound insights.
As you progress through “The Little Book of Being,” you’ll likely notice a transformation within yourself. Not only will you gain a more profound sense of presence and awareness in your daily life, but you’ll also become more attuned to the beauty of the world around you, more empathetic towards others, and more creative in your thinking.
We encourage you to give this book a try!
In a world that often seems to be in a constant rush, “The Little Book of Being” offers a much-needed pause button. This book invites you to slow down, tune in, and rediscover the richness of the present moment.
Besides, whether you’re seeking to deepen your meditation practice, reduce stress, or simply live a more fulfilling life, this book is a valuable companion in your journey!
So, dive into the concepts Winston discussed in “The Little Book of Being” and uncover the hidden treasures of your own consciousness!
Your journey towards greater presence, clarity, and compassion awaits.
(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.)
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Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “The Business Builder Daily” newsletter.
These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce.
We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life.
Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.
Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”
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