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- Listening Length: 3 hours and 51 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Mountain Sage Publishing
- Audible.com Release Date: November 12, 2010
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004C5K266
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The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life Audiobook – Unabridged
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The idea is based on Zen and on being process oriented. The message it's trying to give out is: to stay in the present moment. The practicing mind got it's title I assume when we are focused on the actual process instead of the overarching goal. It's like the time when we're just doing things for the sake of doing it, not to become of a goal. For example, drawing for the sake of drawing, not for being a better artist. The goal is still there but it's not used as means of measuring progress but a rudder, only to steer us to the path we want to go to.
I also particularly liked the DOC method - Do, Observe and Correct. It has some roots in easter philosophy, medition, zen or the likes but for me it's CBT-ish. Tackling and solving problems with emotional indifference especially at times when you're just plain irrational; It's a good method.
This is a must have for self improvement literature readers.
"As we attempt to understand ourselves and our struggles with life's endeavors, we may find peace in the observation of a flower. Ask yourself: At what point in a flower's life, from seed to full bloom, does it reach perfection?"
Highly recommended. Enjoy.
The rewards to this book are too good not to read it. I was a heavily goal-oriented person. I thought that was the ticket, and all you had to do was make sure you don't bulldoze over people who are in your way.
This book really made it clear that I was bulldozing myself and was out of balance. All without new age jargon, etc. I think to say 'this is the greatest book' or 'last book to read' is sort of missing the whole point of the book itself.
I recommend this book for gaining a great attitude, and '10 days to self-discipline' for more of the mechanics of day to day discipline. For those people with stronger, longer lasting negative emotions that affect focus and discipline than those described in the aforementioned two books, I recommend also getting "Mind over Mood."