Mindfulness: The Most Effective Techniques: Connect With Your Inner Self To Reach Your Goals Easily and Peacefully

Mindfulness: The Most Effective Techniques: Connect With Your Inner Self To Reach Your Goals Easily and Peacefully

by Ian Tuhovsky

This book is all about deepening your awareness, getting to know yourself, and developing attitudes and mental habits that will make you not only a successful and effective person in life, but a happy and wise one, as well. It contains general concepts around success and mindfulness, how they relate to each other, and a number of techniques and pointers that can help you along the way.

Summary Notes

Chapter 1: The Foundation

One of leading pioneers of the mindfulness movement defined it as “paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.” Now, stop for a moment and interpret each part of this definition. Paying attention … on purpose … in the present moment … nonjudgmentally.

Please keep this in mind while reading other things in this book. This is the foundation.

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Chapter 2: Mindfulness and the Attitudes of Success

Mindfulness will help you develop a few qualities that are necessary to be successful.

Embracing Change

Change occurs all the time. Money moves in and out of bank accounts. Jobs are shipped overseas. You can never step into the same river twice.

Taking Charge of Your Destiny

Mindfulness is not just about relaxation and de-stressing. It is about deepening your familiarity with your mind and making friends with yourself at a fundamental level. Part of this process is accepting your own agency and responsibility for directing the course of your life.

Curiosity

The world is a fascinating and exciting place with many kinds of experiences and knowledge to offer. The attitude of a successful person is to approach challenges with a sense of discovery and wonder.

Appreciating Interdependence

Mindfulness is also about paying attention to the details of the relationships we have with others and seeing all the different ways that they show us kindness or meanness. It's about paying attention to our own behavior, the way we treat others.

The Courageous Spirit

No road that you travel will be all clear. All kinds of obstacles, setbacks, and disappointments will occur. With mindfulness you will learn to work with negativity, which is necessary to go through all obstacles.

Chapter 3: Mindfulness Techniques for Success.

Your daily practice, in the morning or evening, will be the anchor that moors your path within an overall atmosphere of expanded awareness and relaxed but focused, alert attention.

There are a few things connected with mindfulness that are important for successful life. Mindfulness ought to make you alert, so that you are more aware of your surroundings and more readily notice things in your environment. Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose. And once you start paying more attention to your goal, to your ultimate goals, you will notice more things that will help you to achieve it.

Mindfulness will also help you with such things as dealing with your emotions, handling conflicts with others, and forgiving your mistakes. All are important to not get stuck in one place and to move forward.

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Chapter 4: When Everything Goes Wrong

Sometimes there are moments when everything in your life goes wrong, and when you feel very bad. In such times meditation will not help. The solution is having the courage to take whatever comes and willingly confronting the unknown again and again.

The “three fierce mantras” come from a 12th-century Tibetan master. They express, very concisely, an undaunted spirit willing to face any challenge or hardship. Repeating them to yourself may give you some courage in trying times.

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