In reviewing Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English: An Introductory guide to Deeper States of Meditation by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana throughout this past week (this is my fourth time reading it over the last few years) I was reminded of a key personal truth. More on that later.
This is one of the very best books I’ve read from the perspective of an author who details the more advanced levels of meditation: The jhanas.
Think back to a time years ago when someone asked you “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
How did you respond?
If someone asked me that question back in the day, my response was always “I want to be an archaeologist!”
You may have noticed that we’re big fans of metaphors here at wisdomandstrategy.com. We’ve likely mentioned that a few times before, so forgive us if it’s getting repetitive.
Metaphors aren’t the only expressions of word craft we fortuitously favor and of which we’re unflaggingly fond.
The first time I read The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment was in 2008. Every now and then I’ll pick it up again for a quick refresh on the principles. I reviewed it some this morning, in fact…
I was recently explaining to a friend the significance that the martial arts have had on my life.
It was back in the seventh grade when I first began studying Shuri-Te (a traditional form of karate). Even before then I remember reading and watching everything I could on the topic. During the course of my martial arts studies I came across a Japanese concept known as Giri…
Strategy: Second Revised Edition (Meridian) (New York City: Plume; 2 Revised edition, 1991)
Strategy: Second Revised Edition (Meridian) has been on my “to-read” list for some time. I just wrapped up another book I’ve been reading (trying to limit myself to five at a time now), so thought I’d finally get started on Hart’s great classic…
I was so embarrassed. More to come on that later…
Recently, we’ve discussed the creative application of readily available and even dissimilar resources.
This includes approaching problems with a different type of mindset – Using a consciously-reasoned point of view to directly utilize your unique skills, talents, and interests in impactful ways.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.
When Hollywood seeks to dramatize strategy and assertive business action, the title of this book or some variant often gets added to the mix.
There are scores of books available on the subject of mindfulness meditation. So many, in fact, that it creates a problem: Too much choice.
If you’re interested in learning about this topic, where do you begin? First, let’s define what mindfulness is.
Just today, I recalled vividly what could likely be one of my earliest childhood memories.
Many years ago when I was roughly knee high to a grasshopper, I remember my mom picking me up from school.