Practicing Mindfulness

Matthew Sockolov

Practicing Mindfulness



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In Practicing Mindfulness. 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday, Mattew Sockolov takes us on a journey into the world of mindfulness and meditation, explaining what it is, how we can benefit from it and how to practice it so that we can live a healthier, happier life.

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Analysis and key concepts


Mindfulness is not about being present; it is a series of components linked together


Becoming more mindful takes time, patience, practice, and perseverance, but if you keep at it, and trust in the process, you will begin to see results


Mindfulness can help heal suffering


Not only does mindfulness help overcome negativity, it also has many positive benefits in itself


The six basic principles to start an effective meditation practice: meditate, find an appropriate place to practice, set an intention, be consistent, find someone to share the journey with, and keep a diary


Mindfulness exercises can be divided into three main categories: basic exercises, daily mindfulness exercises and state of mind exercises




Take-home message

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Many useful tips to:

  • Understand what mindfulness is.
  • Introduce a more mindful approach to your everyday life.
  • Live a calmer, more balanced existence.
  • Develop greater awareness through the practice of mindfulness
  • Begin to practice mindfulness to bring about effective change.

Matthew Sockolov is a meditation and mindfulness coach, and founder of the One Mind Dharma Center in Northern California. Sockolov began to meditate as a teenager, while he was struggling with drug addiction and a deep sense of restlessness in his life. Over the years, the practices of compassion, awareness, kindness and meditation that he undertook to live by, and the training he received from the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, have helped him learn how to cope with his difficulties and become generally happier and more balanced. He is passionate about the ancient teachings of Buddha, and enjoys exploring practical ways to connect them to our modern lives to help us make our every day a little easier.

Publishing house:

Althea Press