The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life

The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life

by Loch Kelly


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Discover a refreshingly different form of mindfulness to access natural wisdom, compassion, and joy

“In this groundbreaking guidebook, Loch Kelly offers contemporary versions of ancient practices . . . that can liberate our lives with meaning, connection, and clarity. What a beautiful book!” —Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Aware

What if you could open into a natural flow of wisdom, compassion, and joy in any moment? According to renowned meditation teacher Loch Kelly, this possibility is closer than you think. Whether you’re an experienced meditator or are new to mindfulness practice, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness offers a new and effective approach to awakening and healing.

Loch teaches “effortless mindfulness,” an advanced yet simple form of mindfulness that can liberate the deepest levels of suffering. Effortless mindfulness immediately introduces you to your awake, loving nature. By making a small initial effort of “unhooking” awareness from chattering thoughts, you can begin the journey home.

Here you will learn:
· How to shift out of thought and into your awake, loving nature
· The different approaches of effortless mindfulness and deliberate mindfulness
· Unique methods to liberate difficult mental and emotional states
· Mindful glimpses (micro-meditations) that can be done at any time with eyes open
· A contemporary version of ancient methods to navigate your consciousness
· Effective practices drawn from ancient wisdom, contemporary neuroscience, and psychotherapy
· How to make the "you-turn" from small self to no-self to true Self
· The Five Foundations of Effortless Mindfulness
· How to learn to return and train to remain in an awake, compassionate flow
· How to avoid the pitfalls to embodying awakening

This reader-friendly guide is filled with innovative practices designed to give you small glimpses of your awake, loving nature. The Way of Effortless Mindfulness shows that awakening is not only possible, but is also available in the midst of your daily life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683642329
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 196,484
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Loch Kelly
Loch Kelly, MDiv, LCSW, is a leader in the field of meditation and psychotherapy. He is author of the award-winning Shift into Freedom and founder of the Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. Loch is an emerging voice in modernizing meditation, social engagement, and collaborating with neuroscientists. For more, visit

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Discovering

1 The Next Stage of Mindfulness 9

2 Discovering Effortless Mindfulness 27

3 Awakening Glimpse by Glimpse 43

4 Effortless Mindfulness Pain Relief 65

Part II Unfolding

5 Three Hypotheses 77

6 Practicing the Five Foundations of Effortless Mindfulness 93

Part III Abiding

7 The Ultimate Medicine of No-self Self 133

8 How to Remain Awake 151

9 Glimpsing All the Way Home 165

Appendix: Traps, Detours, and Rerouting Instructions 169

Acknowledgements 183

Notes 185

List of Mindful Glimpses 189

Index 191

About the Author 201

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