Mindfulness is certainly a buzzword right now. And if you want to get with the program, then you’re probably searching for just the right book to assist you on your journey to peace, tranquility, and being the best you possible.
But there are so many out there…! How on earth do you know which one to choose…?
Well, never fear, because we’ve done all the hard work for you. Below is our list of the 9 best books on Mindfulness out there right now.
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1. Mindfulness for Beginners – by Jon Kabat-Zin
One of the true experts on the subject, Kabat-Zin PhD has created a wonderful book in his Mindfulness for Beginners. This book/CD combination is, in his own words, “a prescription for living a more mindful life”.
A truly valuable source that’ll answer many questions both the rookie and the more advanced practitioner might have. And it also includes 5 mindfulness guided meditations, making this truly a one-stop-shop for getting started on your journey to true awareness.
2. The Miracle of Mindfulness – by Thich Nhat Hanh
This is a clever book – because it really does bring mindfulness into the real and everyday. The Miracle of Mindfulness show you just how you can embrace the principle, even when doing the most mundane of everyday tasks.
The essence behind the author’s instruction is that every single moment offers you an opportunity to become even more mindful. And it’s this that makes the book such a powerful tool.
3. How to Train a Wild Elephant – by Jan Chozen Bays MD.
The title, How to Train a Wild Elephant, might give you some idea about the style in which this book is written. But just because it might seem a little frivolous, don’t make the mistake of thinking that this isn’t a serious book – because it certainly packs a mindfulness punch…!
Because being mindful in the 21st century is all about doing it as we go about our everyday lives. And Chozen Bays (physician and Zen teacher) gives some marvellous advice about how to do just that.
4. I Am Peace – by Susan Verde
Somewhat different from the others in this list, I Am Peace is intended to be kid-friendly, and indeed it’s just that. But you’ll be amazed at the positive effect it also has on the adults that sit there and read it with their children!
This is set to become a classic of its time, thanks to the quality of the wording, and the wonderful illustrations within its pages.
5. Real World Mindfulness for Beginners – by Brenda Salgado
Real World Mindfulness for Beginners provides exactly as it promises in the title. Discover simple mindfulness techniques that you can easily fit into a your busy day, as well as wonderful expert guidance from 10 of the best teachers out there.
If we were pushed into having a favorite on this list, it’d have to be this one. There’s no fluff, no hard to understand explanations, and certainly no boring bits to work though. It’s just packed full of simple, straightforward information from cover to cover. In our humble opinion, if you’re new to the concept, then this is the book to go for…
6. The Mindfulness Solution – by Ronald D. Siegel
The Mindfulness Solution demystifies the art, bringing it to you in everyday layman’s terms, with easy to follow, step-by-step guides to how you can make it work in your own life.
If you’re looking for a way to cope with the curve balls that life throws you, then this little gem of a book could well become your favorite read of all time…
7. The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation – by Andy Puddicome
The Headspace Guide to…. Is the work of former Buddhist Monk, Andy Puddicome, who today is regarded as the UK’s foremost guru on the art of mindfulness.
The best thing about this book is that the author truly gets that we have busy lives. After all, who honestly has the time to dedicate 30 minutes, an hour – or even more per day to try to get into the mindfulness way of life? But with this book, you don’t need to – because it’s all about how you can do it in only 10 minutes per day.
This is the perfect book for the person who simply doesn’t have the time…
8. 10 Minute Mindfulness – by S.J. Scott and Barry Davenport
10 Minute Mindfulness is an Amazon top seller for a good reason – it’s awesome! Because let’s face it, life gets on top of even the best of us on occasion. So if you need to discover some easy tips to mindfulness techniques that you can easily carry out at such moments, then this is the book for you.
Not only that, you’ll discover exactly how to turn these actions into automatic behaviour – something that really does help you make a massive step towards true mindfulness.