For a very long time I was searching for Jon Kabat Zinn’s Wherever you go, There you are; Finally, got it recently and LOVE the book. Its simple, comprehensible and nourishing. It’s for everyone who does not understand mindfulness and meditation. And if you know about them, then read it just to feel a gust of fresh air.
Some books or some sentences change the way you look at life or yourself. This book makes my life colourful and adds a pint of joy. Some of my favourite quotes from the book:
- “No one can listen to your body for you… To grow and heal, you have to take responsibility for listening to it yourself.”
- “Guess what? When it comes right down to it, wherever you go, there you are. Whatever you wind up doing, that’s what you’ve wound up doing. Whatever you are thinking right now, that’s what’s on your mind. Whatever has happened to you, it has already happened. The important question is, how are you going to handle it? In other words, “Now what?”
- “To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking. It’s akin to letting your palm open to unhand something you have been holding on to.”
- “One practical way to do this is to look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them.
- “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
I hope you enjoy reading them, as much as I did.
Mind your wings