Before I start writing about this book I’d like to make one thing clear; I think the idea of being mindful – being in the present and thinking about what you’re doing – is a good one and it would pay most of us to spend a bit more time contemplating rather than rushing around.
Having got that out of the way I can now say that I found this book to be a load of twaddle!
The book is split into sections; Entering [a state of mindfulness], Deepening it, Ripening it and Practicing it. Under each header are very short chapters of 1 to 2 pages looking at a different aspect of the main header theme.
I can’t even begin to describe some of the things this book recommended as I’ve simply ditched them from my conscious mind and instead of feeling, calm, meditative and mindful I just wanted to throw the book at the wall!
It is the type of book that gives rise to the hippy-dippy, new-age, fluffy air-head tag that gets attached to people who are interested in meditation and alternative therapies.
I’m sure that somewhere there is a useful book on how to achieve mindfulness and how to incorporate it into your life. This one isn’t it! Don’t waste your money on it.