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Game On [NOOK Book]

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This short ebook gives important advice about living in the moment. Make mindfulness a game -- and it won't be a drudgery.
The mind wanders, but the book presents 7 practical strategies for helping the individual to come back to THE GAME.

Game On is a concise examination of mindfulness, the practice of focusing our thoughts on the current moment, and not being overly concerned with the past or the future. The...
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Game On

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Overview

This short ebook gives important advice about living in the moment. Make mindfulness a game -- and it won't be a drudgery.
The mind wanders, but the book presents 7 practical strategies for helping the individual to come back to THE GAME.

Game On is a concise examination of mindfulness, the practice of focusing our thoughts on the current moment, and not being overly concerned with the past or the future. The book makes the case for mindfulness as a pragmatic way to reduce stress and to live a life of more contentment: Simply endeavor to live in the moment. So simple to say -- so difficult to do! This book explains how to connect with "now", and gives helpful strategies that can lead to success in making mindfulness a way of life.

A premise of the book is that mindfulness is deceptively simple and yet difficult to maintain. One's frequent failures to remain mindful lead to giving up the practice. The reader is encouraged to see living in the moment as a game, a strategy that reminds one to approach the 'problem' as a child approaches life -- moment by moment with a sense of play.

Introduction:
Description of the game of mindfulness and dealing with frustration.

Chapter 1: The Rule of the Game -
The simplicity of the basic rule and the difficulty in its pursuit.
Different kinds of stress. How The Game can negate stress.

Chapter 2: Game Strategies -
Seven strategies that can improve your 'game play', and at the same time
increase your contentment with life. Specific methods to connect with the "now".

Chapter 3: Prolepsis -
Making your "now" a bridge to the future.

From the book:
"Prolepsis is the manner in which we guide our 'present moments'
by visualizing the more healthful over the more destructive, the
more helpful over the more uncaring, the more profound over the
shallower, the better way over the baser way."

Chapter 4: Apologues -
Short didactic narratives that give real-world examples of The Game in action.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012210517
  • Publisher: Larry Costner
  • Publication date: 3/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,197,414
  • File size: 111 KB

Meet the Author

Larry Costner is a retired elementary school teacher who now teaches Tai Chi to adults. He has long been interested in mindfulness practice, especially as it relates to control of stress in our lives.
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