Think Like the Buddha
Pages: 232 pages
Size: Paperback, 5 X 7 inches
This book presents mindfulness teachings via 108 short insights or meditations. Unlike many books that “tell” about the subject, this one “shows” the reader with teaching stories how to put mindfulness into daily life.
Mindfulness is more than stress release, or mental focus. It cannot be separated from the ethical framework of Buddhism. Think Like the Buddha retains this ethical component of Buddhism from which mindfulness is derived. The stories and teachings here cover a wide variety of topics, from divorce, to illness, to losing a job, to determining a course of action. All these meditations are infused with the message of compassion that needs reinforcing day by day.
All too often we “forget” to be present. We neglect to be aware when eating, listening, speaking, working, studying, seeing the sunrise and the sunset, being with friends or sipping a cup of tea. As a result, we fail to live our lives to their fullest potential and experience the joy of living.