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Slowing Down to the Speed of Life

How To Create a Peaceful, Simpler Life F

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“Age-old wisdom presented in a practical, easy to understand manner that can be utilized by everyone.”
—Bernie Siegel, M. D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles
Newly revised and updated to address the increased stress of our modern times, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life by bestselling author Richard Carlson (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff and Don’t Get Scrooged) and Joseph Bailey is the classic guide to creating a more peaceful, simpler life from the inside out. With practical and easy exercises to help you slow down your mind and focus on the present moment, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life, in the words of Dan Millman, bestselling author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior, is “a life-enhancing book with insightful principles for peaceful and productive living at work and at home.”

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 28, 1997 – "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," wrote Shakespeare. Drawing on a set of principles known as Psychology of Mind, Bailey (The Serenity Principle) and Carlson (You Can Feel Good Again; co-editor, Handbook for the Soul) conform to the Bard's dictum in teaching readers to reduce stress and tap into the wellsprings of mental health by learning to recognize when they are imprisoned by their own thoughts. The two psychotherapists distinguish between ordinary analytical "process" thinking and more reflective, receptive "flow" thinking, encouraging readers to trust that going with the flow will allow them to solve problems with greater ease. Many of the suggestions here read like a contemporary formulation of ancient yogic and Buddhist teachings--readers are encouraged to risk "not knowing" as a means of opening to the flow. Suffering, the authors say, comes not quite from desire but from trying to control, clinging to rigid ideas about what will make us happy or help us to avoid suffering. Stress with lovers, children and at work is caused by being caught up in analytical thinking. The authors' messages are simple, but they serve as a clear and useful introduction to what is at heart an ancient way of awakening to life.

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My favorite POM book

I have read every book there is on Psychology of Mind. (There aren't too many.) I have always found this one the most accessible, and I keep coming back to it.

Slowing Down to the Speed of Life
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  • $6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Self-Improvement
  • Published: Oct 13, 2009
  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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