Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness

Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness

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by Arnie Kozak
     
 

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This engaging and accessible little book is filled with both humor and profound teaching. It presents 108 metaphors for mindfulness, meditation practice, the nature of the self, change, deep acceptance, and other related concepts that Dr. Kozak has cultivated over twenty-five years of meditating, practicing yoga, and working as a clinical psychologist.

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This engaging and accessible little book is filled with both humor and profound teaching. It presents 108 metaphors for mindfulness, meditation practice, the nature of the self, change, deep acceptance, and other related concepts that Dr. Kozak has cultivated over twenty-five years of meditating, practicing yoga, and working as a clinical psychologist.

Metaphors are indispensable to understanding mindfulness, and to help deeply internalize it and make it a part of everyday life. These mentally catchy images can motivate us to practice, show us how and where to bring mindfulness to life in our personal experience, and help us employ powerful methods for transformation.

Editorial Reviews

Tara Brach
"If you want to receive mindfulness teachings in a way that is playful, wise and memorable, read this book. Arnie uses the most ancient of teaching devices—metaphorical stories and images—to convey the possibility and blessings of living a life of presence."
Grace Schireson author of Zen Women
"What I loved most about this book was that the language was current and the values were traditional. It was useful wherever you dipped in to refresh yourself. A delightful book that brings your life and practice together whether you are an old timer or new practitioner."
Shambhala Sun
"A fresh and straightforward voice."
Larry Rosenberg
"This collection of very useful reflections provide us with 108 sparkling insights into mindfulness, the energy of seeing—so vital for all of us engaged in meditative living."
Shinzen Young
"This book will raise your spiritual IQ."
Dr. Kathleen Hall
"A must-read if you desire to live a life of balance and happiness. Brilliant, simple, and profound. Perfect for your daily inspirational time."
Zindel Segal
"Highly recommended for both students and teachers of mindfulness."
Paul Foxman
"Vivid and thoughtful. This book is a welcomed companion to mindfulness-based psychotherapy."
Thomas Bien
"All of us understand things by comparing them to what we already know and in this way metaphors are fundamental to our efforts to learn—and Arnie Kozak is offering us a wonderful collection of them. A wild ride!"
Frank Jude Boccio
"Metaphors are the way we makes sense of the world, the mind, and our experience. Arnie Kozak offers 108 metaphors for understanding and cultivating mindfulness, not as an abstract practice, but within the embodied experience of this moment. Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants is insightful, creative, and inspiring; each metaphor a shining facet of a jewel."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861715763
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,219,789
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Arnie Kozak is the founder of Exquisite Mind, a consultation service for individuals (in the form of mindfulness-based psychotherapy), as well as for the community, healthcare and other professionals, and corporations. Exquisite Mind teaches mindfulness, the art and skill of living in the present, as a vehicle for managing stress and enhancing quality of life. He was also a Clinical Fellow in Psychology at the Harvard Medical School, where he completed his doctoral training. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

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Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice metaphors to explain mindfulness. I teach yoga and share them with my class on a regular basis. Makes what can seem to be a complex idea easy to understand.
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