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4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 4.24 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn Narrator: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Hyperion Assorted Authors Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2013 ISBN: 9781478927907
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The journey toward health and sanity is nothing less than an invitation to wake up to the fullness of our lives as if they actually mattered …

Ten years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, with Coming to Our Senses, he provides the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our physical and spiritual wellbeing. With scientific rigor, poetic deftness, and compelling personal stories, Jon Kabat-Zinn examines the mysteries and marvels of our minds and bodies, describing simple, intuitive ways in which we can come to a deeper understanding, through our senses, of our beauty, our genius, and our life path in a complicated, fear-driven, and rapidly changing world.

In each of the book’s eight parts, Jon Kabat-Zinn explores another facet of the great adventure of healing ourselves—and our world—through mindful awareness, with a focus on the “sensescapes” of our lives and how a more intentional awareness of the senses, including the human mind itself, allows us to live more fully and more authentically. By “coming to our senses”—both literally and metaphorically by opening to our innate connectedness with the world around us and within us—we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollis | 1/18/2014

    " A beautiful book about living a mindful life and its impact on the world around us "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Ferrari | 1/2/2014

    " The first part was very interesting and informative. The second was mostly his political views. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Stuart | 12/23/2013

    " Another book to add to the positive change in my life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/5/2013

    " this was a very thorough book in mindfulness. Some of Kabat-Zinn's other books might be a better read for a newcomer to him. However, I really enjoyed this book, and was glad I started with it. It really helped change my mind about how much we can heal ourselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria Petrey | 12/5/2013

    " This is an awesome book. No doubt a book to add to my list of "everyone should read' books. I haven't completed it yet as I have had "Gone with the Wind" thrusted into my lap and am enjoying it. Never the less I will return to "Healing ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness" as soon as the oportunity arises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 12/2/2013

    " He's amazing, really. Lots of good stuff in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrajung | 9/25/2013

    " A really great winter reminder about the power of a disciplined mindfulness practice. Its one thing to think that mindfulness is a good idea or to try living daily life mindfully (this is my general approach) but having a formal sitting or other type of meditation practice is where we really learn to observe and refine our own habits of mind. I liked Kabat-Zinn's connection of mindfulness to what he describes as the body politic. I'm always interested in the intersection of mindfulness and social change. 'Awake to how things are now and all else will follow' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Reardon-webster | 8/23/2013

    " Jon Kabat Zinn does an amazing job in this work, of clearly describing mindfulness practices, and compelling reasons why individuals, communities, and society will greatly benefit by hopping on the mindfulness train....ALL ABOARD!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley | 7/11/2013

    " brilliant - i bought this one to have forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dieter | 6/21/2013

    " an inspirational philosophical guidebook on dimensions of living mindfully "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Will Gwaltney | 1/6/2013

    " After a decent start this book became excessively repetitive. DNF. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 11/17/2012

    " I love his style of writing and really breaks down the importance of practicing mindfulness. Another life changing book for me that has helped me remain dedicated to daily formal meditation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 11/4/2012

    " I didn't finish it I skimmed. It is really too wordy and goes into way too much detail and information. I kept falling asleep. I did get some useful information out of it but would recommend it more as a reference than a read through the whole thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd Jeffries | 2/11/2012

    " I loved this book. It took some time to get used to the way he formulates his sentences. But, I found it slowed me down in a positive way. This was a wonderfully in-depth reading of Mindfullness at work in day-to-day living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tobi | 12/2/2011

    " I reread portions of this all the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Williams | 10/16/2011

    " i like what Kabat-Zinn writes and especially the work he has done over the years. This is the bringing together of meditation, science, modern medicine, yoga, and the deep questions that we all ask ourselves at some point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 7/11/2011

    " This was reviewed in NPR's SOF (Speaking of Faith)a couple weeks ago. Who could resist a book with chapters like "The Sensory World: Your One Wild and Precious Life" or "Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do"? Over 600 pages.... a beach trip needed for undisturbed reading.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis | 6/5/2011

    " Incredible! Brilliant! Beautiful! Reading for the 2nd time. You can pick this book up anytime, any page and learn to see the world in a very different way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kipbob | 3/18/2011

    " On page 210 of 609. He has added so much to what I knew about meditation. Articulate writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Von | 3/15/2011

    " As a daily reminder to attend to the present moment rather than being driven by the regrets of yesterday or the "awfulizing" of future events, this was a helpful resource. The simple one or two line reminders were concise and powerful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shai | 1/18/2010

    " Some good insights and ideas on the practice of mindfulness. "

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About the Author
Author Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, founded the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

About the Narrator

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, founded the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.