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Mindfulness and the big questions / Ben Irvine.

By: Irvine, Ben, 1979-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, United Kingdom : Leaping Hare Press, 2017Description: 176 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1782404309; 9781782404309.Subject(s): Meditation | Awareness | Attention | Philosophy | Self-actualization (Psychology)DDC classification: 158.1/2
Contents:
Hidden in plain sight -- Why am I here? -- Do I really know anything? -- Am I free? -- Is there a higher power? -- What makes a life good? -- What does it all mean?
Summary: "Why am I here? Do I really know anything? What does it all mean? These are questions we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives. Mindfulness & The Big Questions offers an enlightening approach to these universal existential conundrums, and explores how mindfulness can reveal hidden solutions to life's mysteries. Ben Irvine weaves together philosophy and mindfulness to reveal how we can become wiser and happier simply by paying attention to everyday life. Through personal anecdote and practical meditative insights, he illustrates how the feeling of existential angst can be turned into a sense of wonder and opportunity. We can learn to embrace life's uncertainties through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation, through journeying back to the here and now"-- Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"Irvine, a philosopher, strikes an engaging, self-deprecatory tone as he criticizes his field for its aloofness and failure to engage with the world as it is." - The Creativity Post

Why am I here? What does it all mean? These are the big questions we all ask ourselves at some point. Offering an enlightening approach to these universal conundrums this book explores how mindfulness can reveal hidden solutions to life's mysteries. Weaving together philosophy and mindfulness to reveal how we can become wiser and happier simply by paying attention to everyday life, Dr Ben Irvine illustrates how the feeling of existential angst can be turned into a sense of wonder and opportunity. Offering a positive approach to the common problem of existential angst, he teaches how to embrace life's uncertainties through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation, and provides practical and thoughtful meditations for everyday life, bringing us back to the here and now.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-173) and index.

Hidden in plain sight -- Why am I here? -- Do I really know anything? -- Am I free? -- Is there a higher power? -- What makes a life good? -- What does it all mean?

"Why am I here? Do I really know anything? What does it all mean? These are questions we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives. Mindfulness & The Big Questions offers an enlightening approach to these universal existential conundrums, and explores how mindfulness can reveal hidden solutions to life's mysteries. Ben Irvine weaves together philosophy and mindfulness to reveal how we can become wiser and happier simply by paying attention to everyday life. Through personal anecdote and practical meditative insights, he illustrates how the feeling of existential angst can be turned into a sense of wonder and opportunity. We can learn to embrace life's uncertainties through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation, through journeying back to the here and now"-- Publisher's description.