What is meditation? For thousands of years, human beings have practiced refined techniques of mental focusing, designed to change the habitual conditioning of the mind. Central to many spiritual and philosophical traditions and known in English as "meditation," these practices are considered a major means for enhanced awareness and self-mastery.
Scientific studies confirm that mindfulness leads to performance, health, and well-being. That's why leading companies like Google and Deutsche Bank implement mindfulness programs for their people.
Mindfulness can be defined as the ability to be present with your experiences without judgment; to witness your thoughts, feelings, and sensations with curiosity during both ordinary and dramatic moments. If you strive to be more awake and alive in your daily life, if you feel stressed, want to improve your relationships, or gain more resources to get you through hard times, mindfulness can be the answer. The 8 "keys" in this book will help readers foster a calm, sustained, and mindful inner state that leads to rejuvenation, connection, and confidence. Practical teachings are applied through stories and descriptions, and easy-to-understand exercises walk listeners through every key.