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on 6 February 2014
This book was wonderfully refreshing. It delivers exactly what it advertises, and that always makes for a happy reader. I had been told often enough about mindfulness and the zen-like practice of being “in the moment”, but even after reading quite a bit about the subject, I still wasn’t quite sure how it was meant to be applied to an everyday life.
Oli Doyle provides simple, down-to-earth explanations of his own experiences. He gives a strong background case for the good of meditation and mindfulness, and then backs it up with excercises that the reader can begin right away. Doyle addresses all the little questions I had - “What happens when my mind wanders?”, “Is there a right way and a wrong way to do this?”, “How long before I see the benefits?”…
It is all included in this short, accessible volume, which you may find yourself referring to again for refreshers if, like me, you find yourself truly intrigued by what Doyle has to say.
So often we are told of the wonders of meditation, and yet I believe we often feel it is something so difficult or unavailable to the average person. I suggest you read this book if you are at all intrigued by a “mindful” approach to life. In fact, I have given this book twice as a gift to people I believed could benefit from its teachings.