Present moment awareness is an essential ingredient in life if one expects to experience any degree of authentic peace and contentment. It has been acknowledged for centuries as the cornerstone of spiritual awakening in all traditions of Eastern thought. In the West, however, it is still a relatively unrecognized concept for living.
The Western mind is always restless, never content with the moment. Its internal dialogue is always firing off thoughts filled with emotional content and pulling the individual out of the present and into the past or future. But individuals raised in Western culture are becoming increasingly aware of their overall sense of mental exhaustion, their lack of discipline and their inability to focus on demand. They are willing to expend the energy necessary to experience inner peace and a quiet mind that is waiting to follow the direction of their will. They are realizing that the endless struggle to fulfill the insatiable appetite of instant gratification is fruitless and tiresome at best. They are ripe for a new path in life and eager for a new set of instructions.
This is the purpose of The Practicing Mind. It comprehensively deals with helping the individual understand exactly what present-moment awareness is, how we are raised in a manner contradictory to this, and how we change our mindset to make this a part of our daily living. This book is accessible to listeners of all philosophical backgrounds. Regardless of your perspective, you will find the book's insights most compelling.
Worth every penny
Uv read/listened to good number of audio tapes/books and none really deal with this subject. After listening to this I don't understand why it isn't a central topic. He was right when he stated we want a finished product and we want it now. Iv been doing my best to concentrate on the process since listening to this and it absolutely works. It created patience at work and home. Great book
Amazing info - BORING Voice
-3 stars for the audio voice! The author really messed up by not getting a professional reader. However the information is OUTSTANDING! Everyone should read this! Looking forward to a release with professional reader! It is worth getting the audio just for the information!
Unusable for MP3 playing, DON'T BUY THIS!
I know this costs next to nothing but it's pointless if I can only listen to it on an Apple device. It comes as a LOCKED RIGHTS PROTECTED m4p file! When I routinely download music from iTunes, I can convert those files into MP3 and listen to them on my non-Mac player. So is it so unreasonable to expect the same to be true of its audiobooks? Apple is shooting itself in the foot with these sorts of proprietary tactics. Not very consumer friendly :(