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Foreword by John Ryan

Why Bother with Mindfulness and Meditation?

Mindfulness, and meditation, in general, are great for you. Why? Well, here are a number of reasons.
1. You’ll be able to focus on your senses. You use your senses in your everyday life, but do you actually get to focus on them? Are you able to actually be thankful for them and understand their role in your life? Probably not, right? The key here is to spend just one day in your life trying to be aware of them so that you’ll also know how to use them the best way you can.

2. You’ll be able to cherish non-verbal experiences. You get to somehow enjoy life without trying to explain things too much. You get to understand that there is a vast world of difference between hearing and listening, or talking and speaking. You get to be a highly spiritual, rather than superficial person.

3. You get to go through your feelings one at a time. Again, it’s all about feeling what you need to feel—no matter how good or awful they are.

4. You’ll be more content in life—but you’ll also realize that you can keep on dreaming and work on those dreams so they could come true.

5. You’ll be able to relate to people more and realize that everyone has a battle to fight. That’s why you should just help each other out instead of bringing one another down.

6. You’ll be more motivated to work or be great at whatever it is that you’re doing in life.

7. You’ll be a happier individual. You’ll feel less alone and you’ll realize that you don’t have to fight your battles alone anymore.

8. You get to recognize the emotions that you are feeling, and you also get to name them in your mind. For example, after watching a really heartbreaking movie, you start crying. This emotion is called sadness. Or, when you see a friend you have not seen in so long and you feel like your heart is bursting with happiness; well, you feel joy.

9. You get to accept your emotions, but you do not let them take over your life. See, the problem with some people is that they do not like recognizing emotions. When they’re heartbroken, they go out, drink, party—without actually accepting the fact that they’re sad and heartbroken, and thus, the healing process takes a long time. When you accept your emotions, you’ll notice how easier life can be.

10. You get to become curious about your experiences, and so in turn, you get to investigate them, while feeling different sensations within you.
You see, these things will make you a better, stronger, and definitely happier person.

-John Ryan-

Book Information

  • ISBN: 978-1-9370011-2-1
  • Paperback: 145 pages
  • Digital eBook: 142 pages
  • Published: First Ed. Jun 7, 2016; Second Ed. Dec 2, 2016
  • Available in: English
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publisher: Independently published (December 1, 2017)

The Author

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought. -Napoleon Hill-;

John Ryan was born and raised in Thailand, but moved to Japan when his parents found work there. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Engineering from Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand, a Bachelor’s Degree of Law, a Master of Art (Political Science) and a Diploma in Public Law and now lives a quiet life in Kyoto with his wife.

After spells of work which included building roads and bridges and working for the government, John quit to follow his dream of becoming a professional writer. He has now completed his first book, which is in the self-help genre and aims to help readers to transform their lives, and hopes that many more will follow in the future.

John has always been an admirer of Napoleon Hill and his own path in life is inspired by his famous quote – Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.’

His hopes for the future are that people can find their own happiness and give others the respect they deserve. He believes that his book will help in some small way to show people the path towards the peace they deserve.

In his free time, John likes to take long walks around the Katsura River and find quiet corners where he can be at peace and contemplate the meaning of life. He hopes that one day he will be in a position to be able to donate scholarships to poor children in rural Thailand.

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Samples by John Ryan

The Practice of Mindful Breathing
Almost all meditation practices begin with focused breathing. Just the breathing itself will calm and relax you, even if you do it for just a few minutes.

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Introduction.

Life is full of stress, and these days, it’s so easy to fall into the traps of depression and anxiety. When that happens, you might feel like your life right now isn’t good at all—and that you’d rather go back to the past because it’s where your happiness lies. That way of thinking is wrong. In fact, there are so many things you could do to help you forget about your worries, live in the present, and let go of anxiety and stress. You can start taking care of your mind—and mindfulness is a good start. By reading this book, you will learn more about mindfulness, understand what mindfulness is about, why it’s important, why eating and drinking slow is important, how you can live a life free of stress and anxiety—and so much more! Read this book now and find out how. Thanks again for downloading this book, I hope you enjoy it!.

Gratitude

Have you ever found yourself in a wonderful situation, but you still ended up thinking about what was missing or how the situation could be “better”? This is an incredibly common experience. We may have a great job, wealth, a lovely partner, and amazing children, but almost all of our attention is still given to thoughts about what we want to improve. We may be looking at a beautiful view and instead of just enjoying it, we often end up thinking, “This would be perfect if… my soul mate was here, it was sunnier, or I had my camera”. We may have a wonderful partner, and instead of recognizing that, we focus on how she can improve. Our minds are too busy thinking about what isn't “good enough” in our lives or what “could be better” to be grateful and appreciative of what we have. This is typically the case even when we can admit our lives are wonderful.

But in any moment that we don’t have or believe our thoughts that say, “Something isn’t good enough”, what remains is gratitude for what we have. Strangely enough, this is the experience we generally hope to achieve by trying to make life match our concept of “perfect”.

Appreciation

Another common side effect of experiencing the present moment, is that we naturally appreciate and enjoy the simple things. We can be completely captured by the smell of a flower, the beauty of a tree, the sound of a child’s laugh, the elegance of a landscape, the wonder of modern technology, the taste of a potato chip, or anything else. When our attention isn’t on thoughts, this appreciation arises naturally.   Most of us can walk on a path every day and never notice the trees, the design of the houses, the texture of the path, the smell of the plants, or the sounds of the birds. The reason we rarely take notice of these sounds, sights, and smells in our daily lives is that our attention is almost continuously on our own thoughts of past and future. Even if we do look at a tree, our attention is on our judgments, labels, and commentary about the tree rather than on the tree itself. Our attention is on our thoughts about what we witness rather than just experiencing what we witness purely through our senses. When our attention is taken off thoughts, we naturally notice and appreciate so many simple things in our daily life that we never experienced before.   The ability to experience the awe of something simple arises in the moments when we have silence or space between our thoughts. It is like seeing something for the first time. This feeling is similar to the sense of wonder and innocent curiosity that young children have.

Peace, relaxation, and completion

Any feeling of insufficiency, unworthiness, or unlovability is created by thoughts. Therefore, we naturally don’t experience these feelings when we don’t have, or don’t believe, the thoughts that create them. When we are present, we feel loved, approved of, completely worthy, and lovable, and we feel that nothing is missing from our lives. We feel complete. Not because we have thoughts that say, “Everyone loves me”, or “I am great”, but because we don't have, or don’t believe, the thoughts that make us feel unlovable, unworthy, or incomplete.   Without our thoughts to create our unhappiness, we feel content right now. Since we are already happy, we no longer feel a constant need or pull to improve ourselves, others, and our situation just to try to make ourselves happy. This feeling is like “aaaaahh, I can rest now”. We feel that our life is complete. We can still pursue any of our goals, but our pursuit will no longer contain the idea that we need to achieve our goal in order to make ourselves happy. This eliminates our anxiety because there is no downside to not achieving the goal—we are already happy.   We may not realize it, but thinking takes up a lot of our energy, tightens our muscles, and weighs us down. For example, you can see for yourself right now how thinking tightens your muscles by checking to see if your tongue is pressed against the roof of your mouth or if your teeth are clenched together. If so, let your tongue and teeth drop, and feel how your face softens. When we are present, our whole body softens and relaxes, it feels as if a huge weight that we never knew we had has been lifted off our shoulders, and we are left with an abundance of energy.

Why Bother with Mindfulness and Meditation?
Mindfulness, and meditation, in general, are great for you. Why?

The Practice of Mindful Breathing

Almost all meditation practices begin with focused breathing. Just the breathing itself will calm and relax you, even if you do it for just a few minutes.

Taming the Monkey Mind
In the beginning, you’ll find you must redirect your thoughts almost constantly. You will often get caught up in the past and future and feel frustrated with your inability to tame your thoughts. .

Bring On Positivity
Optimism is not just a state of the mind; it is also shown through your actions and words. If your work gets canceled due to inclement weather, an optimistic person would enjoy the time off or work on something else to be productive.

Develop the Right Mindset
Your mindset is the set of ideologies, beliefs, suggestions, and opinions you believe in; it governs your life.

Half Empty or Half Full?
If you see the glass as half full, it means that you are on your way to positive thinking.

Why Bother with Mindfulness and Meditation?
Mindfulness, and meditation, in general, are great for you. Why?

The Practice of Mindful Breathing

Almost all meditation practices begin with focused breathing. Just the breathing itself will calm and relax you, even if you do it for just a few minutes.

Taming the Monkey Mind
In the beginning, you’ll find you must redirect your thoughts almost constantly. You will often get caught up in the past and future and feel frustrated with your inability to tame your thoughts. .

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Introduction

Life is full of stress, and these days, it’s so easy to fall into the traps of depression and anxiety. When that happens, you might feel like your life right now isn’t good at all—and that you’d rather go back to the past because it’s where your happiness lies. That way of thinking is wrong. In fact, there are so many things you could do to help you forget about your worries, live in the present, and let go of anxiety and stress. You can start taking care of your mind—and mindfulness is a good start. By reading this book, you will learn more about mindfulness, understand what mindfulness is about, why it’s important, why eating and drinking slow is important, how you can live a life free of stress and anxiety—and so much more! Read this book now and find out how. Thanks again for downloading this book, I hope you enjoy it!.

Gratitude   Have you ever found yourself in a wonderful situation, but you still ended up thinking about what was missing or how the situation could be “better”? This is an incredibly common experience. We may have a great job, wealth, a lovely partner, and amazing children, but almost all of our attention is still given to thoughts about what we want to improve. We may be looking at a beautiful view and instead of just enjoying it, we often end up thinking, “This would be perfect if… my soul mate was here, it was sunnier, or I had my camera”. We may have a wonderful partner, and instead of recognizing that, we focus on how she can improve. Our minds are too busy thinking about what isn't “good enough” in our lives or what “could be better” to be grateful and appreciative of what we have. This is typically the case even when we can admit our lives are wonderful.   But in any moment that we don’t have or believe our thoughts that say, “Something isn’t good enough”, what remains is gratitude for what we have. Strangely enough, this is the experience we generally hope to achieve by trying to make life match our concept of “perfect”.

Appreciation   Another common side effect of experiencing the present moment, is that we naturally appreciate and enjoy the simple things. We can be completely captured by the smell of a flower, the beauty of a tree, the sound of a child’s laugh, the elegance of a landscape, the wonder of modern technology, the taste of a potato chip, or anything else. When our attention isn’t on thoughts, this appreciation arises naturally.   Most of us can walk on a path every day and never notice the trees, the design of the houses, the texture of the path, the smell of the plants, or the sounds of the birds. The reason we rarely take notice of these sounds, sights, and smells in our daily lives is that our attention is almost continuously on our own thoughts of past and future. Even if we do look at a tree, our attention is on our judgments, labels, and commentary about the tree rather than on the tree itself. Our attention is on our thoughts about what we witness rather than just experiencing what we witness purely through our senses. When our attention is taken off thoughts, we naturally notice and appreciate so many simple things in our daily life that we never experienced before.   The ability to experience the awe of something simple arises in the moments when we have silence or space between our thoughts. It is like seeing something for the first time. This feeling is similar to the sense of wonder and innocent curiosity that young children have.

Peace, relaxation, and completion   Any feeling of insufficiency, unworthiness, or unlovability is created by thoughts. Therefore, we naturally don’t experience these feelings when we don’t have, or don’t believe, the thoughts that create them. When we are present, we feel loved, approved of, completely worthy, and lovable, and we feel that nothing is missing from our lives. We feel complete. Not because we have thoughts that say, “Everyone loves me”, or “I am great”, but because we don't have, or don’t believe, the thoughts that make us feel unlovable, unworthy, or incomplete.

Without our thoughts to create our unhappiness, we feel content right now. Since we are already happy, we no longer feel a constant need or pull to improve ourselves, others, and our situation just to try to make ourselves happy. This feeling is like “aaaaahh, I can rest now”. We feel that our life is complete. We can still pursue any of our goals, but our pursuit will no longer contain the idea that we need to achieve our goal in order to make ourselves happy. This eliminates our anxiety because there is no downside to not achieving the goal—we are already happy.   We may not realize it, but thinking takes up a lot of our energy, tightens our muscles, and weighs us down. For example, you can see for yourself right now how thinking tightens your muscles by checking to see if your tongue is pressed against the roof of your mouth or if your teeth are clenched together. If so, let your tongue and teeth drop, and feel how your face softens. When we are present, our whole body softens and relaxes, it feels as if a huge weight that we never knew we had has been lifted off our shoulders, and we are left with an abundance of energy.

Bring On Positivity
Optimism is not just a state of the mind; it is also shown through your actions and words. If your work gets canceled due to inclement weather, an optimistic person would enjoy the time off or work on something else to be productive.

Develop the Right Mindset
Your mindset is the set of ideologies, beliefs, suggestions, and opinions you believe in; it governs your life.

Half Empty or Half Full?
If you see the glass as half full, it means that you are on your way to positive thinking.

Manifesting Mindfulness Awakening Blueprint to Success:

What This Book Can Do For You

A Practical Guide To Declutter the Cycle of Anxiety, Stress, Unhappiness, and Exhaustion, Negative thinking, Jealousy.  Raising And Forming Mindfulness Permanently Our Deepest to Living A Purpose Driven Life to Success.

Develop the Right Mindset

Your mindset is the set of ideologies, beliefs, suggestions, and opinions you believe in; it governs your life. If you believe in being punctual, you will be punctual and regular in everything you do. If you believe you are not capable of doing something, you will forever nurture this belief and will most likely never fulfill your goals.

Programs on Mindfulness

Mindfulness programs have been developed to teach mindfulness in a uniform and systematic to a growing market.  The two main mindfulness programs that have been developed are Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

 

How to Be Mindful at Work

Many people find the workplace a natural environment in which to practice mindfulness. This may seem like an unpromising place in which to develop our mindfulness, given the pressures of people, distractions or deadlines which can be involved. But it is precisely because of these competing influences on our attention in the workplace that mindfulness can be helpful.