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Shortcuts to Inner Peace: 70 Simple Paths to Everyday Serenity Paperback – November 1, 2011
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"The peace we seek is right inside us. Ashley Davis Bush's 'shortcuts' are simple yet powerful techniques that train the mind and heart to more naturally access this inner peace." — James Baraz, co-author of Awakening Joy, founder of Spirit Rock Meditat
"Ashley Davis Bush helps you take do-able steps that are truly shortcuts to happiness and inner strength. I love this down-to-earth, honest, and useful book." — Rick Hanson, Ph.D., co-author of Buddha's Brain
"If your life is too busy to meditate, this book is for you. It's a treasure trove of elegant strategies for freeing the mind from its own devices." — Christopher K. Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self- Compassion
"I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to live a richer more peaceful life." — Elisha Goldstein, PhD, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Wo
"Practicing just one of these shortcuts could well transform your life - this book is truly a delight." — Martin Boroson, author of One-Moment Meditation: Stillness for People on th
"Ashley Davis Bush is a virtuoso at creatively sneaking mindfulness into daily activities." — Bodhipaksa, author of Living As a River
"We highly recommend this book to inspire a calmer and more peaceful life." — C. Alexander Simpkins, PhD & Annellen M. Simpkins, PhD , authors of Zen Med
"Shortcuts to Inner Peace should be required reading for anyone living in the twenty-first century." — Shawn Talbott, PhD, author of The Secret of Vigor
"Ashley Davis Bush's Shortcuts to Inner Peace is a treasure chest of simple and effective ways to quiet your mind and body." — Dr. Fred Gallo, Energy Psychology pioneer and author of Energy Tapping for
"Ashley Davis Bush offers an imaginative array of tools, redirecting readers' awareness toward mindful, peaceful responses to everyday stress triggers." — Susie Mantell, author of Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace
"These 'shortcuts' are powerful tools for reconnecting with calm, finding balance, and choosing joy." — Michelle May, M.D., author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat
"Shortcuts is practical and transformative." — Allan Lokos, author of Pocket Peace
"Easy to read, easy to do; you won't be disappointed." — Dawn Huebner, PhD, author of What to Do When You Worry Too Much
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Top Customer Reviews
Even so, life happens, and sometimes it isn't pretty, or easy, in any way. When life happens in that way, our established sense of peace can be challenged, and even compromised.
That's what was happening to me when I received the truly Divine opportunity to read and review this book. Being unemployed for the better part of six months, plummeting temperatures bringing on the need to engage the furnace, and precarious finances were fast adding up to an anything but peaceful existence.
Then, I opened the book, and started reading. I quickly discovered I didn't necessarily need to read it from front to back, which satisfied my "monkey mind," and so I began using it much like a "cosmic pick;" I randomly leafed through the book until compelled to stop, or simply opened it, then read what was revealed, and applied it.
I am loving this book. I can't say I loved it, because it is in active use, and will, in all likelihood, continue to be so for some time. It's not a book that will languish on a bookshelf; it's a book that will be out on a side table, within arm's reach, ready to offer me mindfully short transport to peace.
The seventy "shortcuts" that follow the introductory material consist of contemplations and (mostly) mental exercises. They are easy to learn and practice during daily activities or when encountering common situations, until they become habitual.
Each concise lesson gives the trigger (situation) and tool (solution) followed by a very interesting and personal story that gives additional explanation and meaning. These triggers and tools can be summarized on an index card or sticky note and I suggest doing that with your favorites and placing them in strategic locations to help you remember to practice them. You can even use one as a scrolling screen-saver.
The organization of the book groups the shortcuts by theme. The brief appendices provide handy indexes that group them by type, situation, and trigger, which is very useful. There are also a couple of more generally meditative shortcuts in the back plus excellent suggestions for further reading. This book will also help you to create your own mini-meditations.
Browse the book and try a couple of the shortcuts. They are as simple as a mindful "count to three and take a deep breath" but are much more focused and helpful. They will work the first time you use them and their effectiveness will grow stronger with repeated practice.
A copy of this book was provided for review by the publisher.
Each of the 70 different stress triggers identified in this book is followed with a brief and honest true story -- a tool -- demonstrating how to derail habituated stress patterns. And as is the nature of story-telling, this effortlessly drives home the awareness and message for achieving well-being. In fact, "shortcuts are meant to happen so naturally that you can't help but use them," says the author. Beginning with personal well-being and branching out to universal, innate inner peace, there is sure to be something that strikes a chord for everyone in this thoughtful and useful book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ways of reducing stress throughout the day. Short meditations and actions that people can do without adding time to their day.Published on November 21, 2013 by Molly Hauck
I use this for book reference, like a dictionary, when I experience negative emotions that I want to correct. PERFECT!Published on November 14, 2013 by PEMA
This little book is not of great value, unless you are beginning at a very simple level. I will never read all of itPublished on October 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer
In all it's simplicity, the ideas in this book are wonderful. Often use some of them to help get back to sleep during the night. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by T Joan Walsh
It seems this book has been reviewed by numerous "friends" of the author. It is quite redundant, variations on the same theme. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by P. Johnson
This book is a wonderful approach to dealing with life's trials, and how to deal with the emotional impact of unexpected events. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Bp
Empathetic, not at all superficial even though the idea is using shortcuts, masterful. A self-help book in the truest sense.Published on November 24, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Shortcuts to Inner Peace provides you with simple ways to help yourself through just about every kind of situation in your daily life. Read morePublished on August 19, 2012 by D. Murgido