Most books on mindfulness combine detailed explanations as to what mindfulness is, its benefits, and how to do some practices. Unfortunately that makes mindfulness sound like it’s something to learn rather than a way of living and being.
This misses the point.
Mindful is a mental awareness we aim to have all the time and this can only really be described in writing by looking at everyday things rather than abstract ideas and theories about the brain, the mind and well-being.
In this, his third book on mindfulness, renowned author, poet and mindfulness teacher Martin Stepek explores in short easy-to-digest chapters what it means to try to be mindful in the many different situations we find ourselves in every day.
From drinking a cup of tea to how we react to shocking news on television, we can begin to understand the reality of how we live, or rather, react, to events and how we might do it better through growing awareness of the richness in each moment.
Martin, who writes a weekly column on mindful living for the prestigious Scottish newspaper, the Sunday Herald, has been praised for the clarity and generosity with which he approaches his writings on the subject.