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3 Books for Mindfulness

Updated: Mar 20, 2022

Where to start if you want to read about meditation and living a life with wholeness

Here are my credentials:

I read. I care. I'm curious. I grow. I am a person on this earth.

And now in no particular order, are my top 3 suggestions for books to start your meditation journey.

I don't think you should read them all.

If you asked me (and well, someone of you have. I see you my IRL friends!)

I would start with only 1 or 2.

What you don't want as you start a mindfulness practice is to be bogged down by books and too many on your TBR (To Be Read) list.

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”

-Jon Kabat-Zinn

May you be healthy.

May you be happy.

May you be safe.

May you live life with ease.

3. Living Life

At the beginning of my Yoga Teacher Training in the Fall of 2020, this book was assigned to us trainees to read over the course of two months.

You now when you can't get into a book at first and then you can't stop reading it. That happened to me with this one.

I got in the flow after picking it up the 3rd or 4th time.

I think in some ways that is exactly what the book wants from you.

One of my favorite group chats with other teachers in the training was when someone spoke up about the assignment and said with

some hesitancy, "Wow this book really goes to an existential place and

well, I can't follow it at all."

At that point, I had almost finished reading it and I agreed. . . and I offered this advice to my fellow trainee and yoga student.

"Read it anyway."

That is what I had done and over the course of not knowing if I was getting what the author wanted me to get, I think I was getting it!

It was just that -- > Take what you want, go with the flow.

Some of the messages I gained from reading this book:

You are not going to understand everything.

Do your best to not overthink.

Under think sometimes.

The whole experience from turning the first page, to the discussion with my fellow yogis, and to the last page - was. . . dare I say it?!

It was meditative.


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