In his follow-up to Full Catastrophe Living--a book in which he
presented basic meditation techniques as a way of reducing stress
and healing from illness--here Jon Kabat-Zinn goes much more deeply
into the practice of meditation for its own sake. To Kabat-Zinn,
meditation is important because it brings about a state of "mindfulness,"
a condition of "being" rather than "doing" during
which you pay attention to the moment rather than the past, the
future, or the multitudinous distractions of modern life. In brief,
rather poetic chapters, he describes different meditative practices
and what they can do for the practitioner. The idea that meditation
is "spiritual" is often confusing to people, Kabat-Zinn
writes; he prefers to think of it as what you might call a workout
for your consciousness. This book makes learning meditation remarkably
easy (although practicing it is not). But it also makes it seem
infinitely appealing. -Ben Kallen.
The time-honored national bestseller, updated with a new afterword,
celebrating 10 years of influencing the way we live.
When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994,
no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto
bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date.
Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of
the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the
book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful
book with an even larger audience.