Description : "This present moment That lives on To become Long ago." For his first collection of new poems since his celebrated Danger on Peaks, published in 2004, Gary Snyder finds himself ranging over the planet. Journeys to the Dolomites, to the north shore of Lake Tahoe, from Paris and Tuscany to the shrine at Delphi, from Santa Fe to Sella Pass, Snyder lays out these poems as a map of the last decade. Placed side-by-side, they become a path and a trail of complexity and lyrical regard, a sort of riprap of the poet’s eighth decade. And in the mix are some of the most beautiful domestic poems of his great career, poems about his work as a homesteader and householder, as a father and husband, as a friend and neighbor. A centerpiece in this collection is a long poem about the death of his beloved, Carole Koda, a rich poem of grief and sorrow, rare in its steady resolved focus on a dying wife, of a power unequaled in American poetry. As a friend is quoted in one of these new poems: "I met the other lately in the far back of a bar, musicians playing near the window and he sweetly told me “listen to that music. The self we hold so dear will soon be gone.”" Gary Snyder is one of the greatest American poets of the last century, and This Present Moment shows his command, his broad range, and his remarkable courage.
Description : Nicholas wrote the poems in this book to satisfy his creative desire to use words, to form rhymes, and to tell stories. ‘A Mind Full Of Poems; In This Present Moment’ is his first collection of poems, inspired by the beautiful moments in life which we often take for granted. A lot of the poems in this book are directly inspired by mindfulness. Being mindful we let go of struggle and simply allow things to be as they are. By doing this and experiencing life with a ‘beginners mind’, we step out of autopilot and become more aware of the present moment. Nicholas’ poems are wondrous, uplifting and humorous. There are some monumental poems detailing his visits to London and Manchester, and a very special moment in Amalfi Cathedral. The joys of cycling, discovering real ale, and taking an exhilarating dip in the sea at Whitby, are some of the magical things that Nicholas describes in stunning detail. The title of the book is a play on words. Literally meaning that his mind is full of poems, but also relating to the practice of bringing mindful awareness to the everyday activities of his life.
Description : This little book is filled with positive affirmations that will show you that your point of power is always in the present moment, and this is where you plant the mental seeds for creating new experiences. Think about how you'd like to live and what you'd like to accomplish. Each day Louise L. Hay will help guide your thinking in positive ways to accomplish these goals. As you read this work, you'll find that you develop new mental habits that you can use for the rest of your life!
Description : Essays by a leading Czech poet and scientist discuss the concept of the present, what made early humans human, the sex life of laboratory mice, the health of Napoleon and Lincoln, and other topics in science, human behavior, and their ethical dimensions
Description : Present Moment, Wonderful Moment contains a wide range of short, evocative verses which we can use as meditations as we go about our daily affairs. Each verse is accompanied by a commentary, and the themes that are explored include: smiling at you anger; opening the window; getting dressed; serving food; greeting someone; washing vegetables; watering the garden and driving the car. Thich Nhat Hanh provides a perfect aid to mediation whatever you are during the day.
Description : This contemporary African classic tells the story of seven unforgettable Kenyan women as it traces more than sixty years of turbulent national history. Like their country, this group of old women is divided by ethnicity, language, class, and religion. But around the charcoal fire at the Refuge, the old-age home they share in Nairobi, they uncover the hidden personal histories that connect them as women: stories of their struggles for self-determination; of conflict, violence, and loss, but also of survival. Each woman has found her way to the Refuge because of a devastating life experience—the loss of family and security to revolution, emigration, or poverty. But as they reflect upon their tragedies, they also become aware of the community they have formed—a community of collective history, strength, humor, and affection. And they learn that they are more connected than they know, as the murder of a student in the neighborhood reveals how their lives have intersected across generations, how securely the past is tied to the present—and to the future—of their young nation.
Description : Filled with powerful but easily accessible concepts and exercises, Present Moment Awareness shows readers how they can drop their emotional baggage, calm their worries about the future, and start enjoying the peace and joyfulness that can only be found in the Now. Author Shannon Duncan reveals how opening to the present moment can allow us to discover the limiting perceptions, emotional turmoil, and habitual reactions that so often dictate our experience of life. He shows how we can discover the true causes of our stress and discontent, transform our emotions from rulers into advisers, and start appreciating the gift of life, right here and now.
Description : While most psychotherapies agree that therapeutic work in the 'here and now' has the greatest power to bring about change, few if any books have ever addressed the problem of what 'here and now' actually means. Beginning with the claim that we are psychologically alive only in the now, internationally acclaimed child psychiatrist Daniel N. Stern tackles vexing yet fascinating questions such as: what is the nature of 'nowness'? How is 'now' experienced between two people? What do present moments have to do with therapeutic growth and change? Certain moments of shared immediate experience, such as a knowing glance across a dinner table, are paradigmatic of what Stern shows to be the core of human experience, the 3 to 5 seconds he identifies as 'the present moment.' By placing the present moment at the center of psychotherapy, Stern alters our ideas about how therapeutic change occurs, and about what is significant in therapy. As much a meditation on the problems of memory and experience as it is a call to appreciate every moment of experience, The Present Moment is a must-read for all who are interested in the latest thinking about human experience.
Description : This generation of parents is overwhelmed with parenting advice; Carla Naumburg sets out to remind them that they have everything they need to raise healthy, happy children. Mindful parenting is about paying attention to what is going on with your children and yourself without judging it or freaking out about it or thinking everyone, including yourself and your child, should be doing something differently. In Parenting in the Present Moment, Naumburg shares what truly matters in parenting—connecting with children in ways that are meaningful to them and you, staying grounded amidst the craziness of parenting, and staying present for whatever life throws your way. With reassuring, compassionate storytelling, she weaves the most current theories—about healthy relationships, compassionate self-care, and mindfulness—throughout vignettes of her own chaotic childhood and parental struggles. She shows how mindfulness creates a solid foundation for any style of parenting, regardless of your cultural background, socio-economic status, or family structure. She also introduces the STAY model for tough times: Stop whatever it is you’re doing; Take a Breath; Attune to you thoughts and those of your child; and Yield to what is happening so you can respond from a place of connection and compassion. Parenting is an ongoing journey that constantly challenges every parent. Parenting in the Present Moment will help each family find its own way.