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The Art of Mindful Walking
Adam Ford, author of The Art of Mindful Walking, discusses the origins of mindfulness and it’s application in a modern world.
As an Anglican priest and former Priest-in-Ordinary to the Queen, a lecturer in Buddhism, and a devoted walker, Adam Ford is an inspiring guide with a refreshingly eclectic viewpoint. Contemplating the concept of a purposeful walking, he applies the notion of mindfulness to walks ranging from a simple journey to work to a personal odyssey in the Australian outback. Exploring the idea of the walk as both medium and metaphor, and considering ideas of pilgrimage alongside the notion of the walk in literature, he draws on his personal experience of both spirituality and walking.
This book celebrates and enhances those moments: both for the hardened hiker and those who like to contemplate past walks from the comfort of their armchair.
The Heart of Mindful Relationships
The Heart of Mindful Relationships explores the sources of a truthful and loving bond – empathy, compassionate communication, respect and honesty – for a deeper understanding of each other and conscious harmony. Through practical and spiritual techniques, you will learn how to express yourself as an individual and as a couple to achieve the togetherness you both want.
Mindfulness and the Art of Urban Living
Over half the world’s population already live in cities, and the proportion is rising all the time. Yet we continue to associate the apparently limitless urban jungle with an assault on our senses – a rush made up of noise, light, pollution and people so numerous that they become anonymous cogs in the city machine.
Is it possible to take a different view? In ‘Mindfulness and the Art of Urban Living’, Adam Ford takes the reader on a mindful journey through the city, absorbing the historical, cultural and philosophical realities of universal urban life, and offering his personal experiences and insights alongside meditative practices to change our view of urban living. Exploring hidden highlights from community projects to urban wildlife, Ford shows how the workings of the city machine can form a rich and vibrant backdrop to every town-dweller’s individual adventure.
Seeking Silence in a Noisy World
Seeking Silence in a Noisy World explores our existential search for mindful solitude. It examines the creative power of silence as a source of inner strength and self-knowledge and shows us how we can all find moments of soothing peace to nourish our spirits in an increasing chaotic world.
Mindfulness and the Natural World
Mindfulness & the Natural World explores what it means to connect with nature and how we can learn from nature to be more mindful in everyday life. Claire Thompson takes us on an engaging journey into the natural world and encourages us to experience its beauty and intrinsic value through the art of mindfulness. Through personal anecdotes and proven insights, she reveals how a deeper awareness of the natural world is key to inspiring us to care about and protect nature, and developing a more sustainable world.
The Art of Mindful Gardening
The Art of Mindful Gardening explores the activity of gardening as an exercise for both body and mind. Ark Redwood, head gardener at Chalice Well, one of Britain s most sacred gardens, guides you through the changing seasons, expanding your knowledge of how to be conscious of the living and providing expert insight on meditating in your natural environment. This book will be essential reading for those looking to add a mindful dimension to the experience of gardening.
Mindfulness for Black Dogs and Blue Days
Mindfulness for Black Dogs & Blue Days is an enlightening insight into depression – an experience that will affect one in five of us at some point in our lives. Richard Gilpin shares his ongoing journey with his ‘black dog’ – shedding light on this often misunderstood subject – and explores how the art and practice of mindfulness can help to train and mind that faithful companion. The book also includes short contributions from internationally recognised experts in the field of mindfulness.
Happiness and How it Happens
Happiness and How it Happens reveals how happiness is a state of being we all want and can have, because happiness is our true nature! Suryacitta aka The Happy Buddha explores what happiness actually is and how we all can achieve it through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation.
Mindfulness at Work
The realities of the modern-day workplace can include stress, pressure and apathy. But with a thoughtful approach and an openness to change, anyone can transform their work experience. In ‘Mindfulness at Work’, expert mediator and counsellor Maria Arpa shares her professional and personal insights into ways we can all create positive change at work – ways to cut conflict, find contentment and develop an environment where harmony and clarity rule.
Learn how to use her meditation practices and meditation tools to enrich your daily life and thrive and flourish, whatever your working circumstances.
Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling
Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling shines new light onto one of the great scientific icons, and explores how pushing that pedal can nurture mindfulness in a spiritually stressful age. The author steers us through his own perspective on cycling – weaving the philosophical, practical and personal into an elegant balance. Add in a sprinkling of meditative insights, and we can all learn how to experience Einstein’s enlightened outlook on life through the simple joy of riding a bicycle.