Mindfulness is for everyone
Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness helps you, Mindfulness helps the community.
"The adoption of mindful meditation is increasingly widespread in our individual lives and in our work, and resorting to it, moment by moment and day by day, to respond to the world in which we live, could in fact constitute for all of us - for us as individuals and for us as a human community globally - the source of genuine well-being, tranquility, clarity and common purpose in the vast diversity of peoples, cultures and aspirations. "
Originally published as part of Get your senses back, the summa of the thought of Jon Kabat-Zinn, pioneer of the practice of conscious meditation, Mindfulness it is for everyone it is now proposed as an autonomous volume, enriched with an introduction and entirely new chapters. The main theme developed by Kabat-Zinn in this book is the transformative power of mindfulness not only on an individual level, but also on a collective level. Mindfulness can help change the world, explains Kabat-Zinn, it can guide communities, even political communities such as current democracies, to express themselves in a context of awareness and to act in today's complex and tumultuous world with greater understanding at the level global. "By recovering our senses", in a literal and metaphorical sense, we can become more present, more involved as human beings and thus contribute to the healing of our society and our institutions, as well as of our lives.