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on 12 December 2014
I recently wrote a review for The Power of Now. I would say these two books are the first step to a better life. It took me two reads to like this book, be very careful, as you read your ego will do the best it can to put you off. Simply stay aware of how you feel and make sure you use the highlighter. You will be coming back for reference again and again. If you don't like this book, then read again!
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on 1 October 2017
Mindfulness doesn't have to be a hippy exercise, it's useful for everyone. This book is a great introduction to mindfulness for people who might be put off by some of the more hardcore literature out there. Does what it says on the tin, tells you about what mindfulness is and why it's useful in simple terms. Would recommend this to anyone who needs a different outlook on life.
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on 2 July 2015
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Henepola Gunaratana writes with such a fantastic understanding of the human mind, and the way we coast through our lives. It's true that some of the content is difficult to understand, but this is not due to Henepola's writing style, but more to do with the fact that these themes are difficult to convey with words, and are better experienced, as opposed to being told about them in anecdotes.

The world is a harsh and violent place, but thankfully this book outlines that you don't have to contribute to that pain. Causing more suffering in this world is always a choice, and once you see the cycle of suffering, you're naturally going to drop those habits.

If you want what the book offers, then it genuinely can change your life for the better.
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on 18 February 2018
It's OK. Starts talking about religion which was a put off for me. Also has a habit of writing exhaustive lists of points in bullet point format - but there are often so many points that it's just overwhelming.
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on 8 December 2017
If you want a straightforward introduction to mindfulness, look no further. Even for a long-standing practitioner, this is an enlightening and profound book.
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on 13 September 2017
A classic of the genre. One to definitely read if you are interested in the genesis of the meditation techniques which have gone mainstream. Very, very easy to read.
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on 13 April 2016
In the beginning of the book, the author talks about how some people can develop psychic abilities. At the time I thought "oh here we go, another nutter". However, do not let this put you off! I finished the book and this is one of the best books on mindfulness I've ever read. It really captures the essence of mindfulness in a clear and concise manner.
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on 6 February 2017
Highly recommended for everyone- from the barely intrigued to someone who has felt its effect. Very good book to understand what mindfulness really is and what it can do for you, and as mentioned it is without the "BS" if you like. Still balance the religious history beautifully in to help us understand what meditation come from. Been using Headspace.com, but still learnt a lot from this book
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on 21 May 2017
An excellent introduction to meditation. Also, an excellent guide to understanding how the mind works. Even if you don't meditate you will get a lot out of this book.
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on 31 December 2017
Absolutely loved this book. Took back to the beginning of my journey and set me up with the proper tools again.
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