MARC announces the publication of The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering Your Natural Awareness by Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at MARC.
This concise and friendly guide takes us through 73 "mini-chapters" that explain natural awareness and help us experience
it via simple and enjoyable explorations to bring welcome moments of peace, connection, and spaciousness to our often distracted and stressful lives.
We invite you to read an exclusive excerpt from the book at dianawinston.com.
The book is available at your favorite bookseller:
“A rare combination of deep, clear, and accessible wisdom, The Little Book of Being is a
gem filled with fantastic reflections, practices, and teachings that will nourish new and experienced meditators alike. Written with an engaging freshness, this book reminds us of what we know, love, and regularly forget—the natural awareness that is our very essence.”
—Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
“The Little Book of Being is a lovely, simple, wise, and helpful book. It is filled with down-to-earth practical wisdom, wonderful tools to free the heart, and a perspective of self-kindness that we all need.”
—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
“The Little Book of Being is more than little, and more than about simply being. Diana Winston offers us a big idea about . . . a state of mind we may sometimes call presence—or a ‘natural awareness,’ in her terms—that research suggests boosts our immunity, reduces inflammation, and can even slow the aging process. Even more, her wise and accessible teachings offer us practical tools for becoming more fully aware and cultivating the clarity and tranquility that arise when the mind accesses this open, receptive state. Take in these powerful ideas and bring more well-being, equanimity, and connection into your life!”
—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, clinical professor and founding co-director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center; executive director, Mindsight Institute; author of Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence
“Crafted with kindness, The Little Book of Being offers a wonderful invitation to the realm of natural awareness. Weaving clear, concise instruction with encouragement and personal anecdotes, Diana Winston leads us in the direction of a meditation practice free from judgment and striving. Through exercises that point toward short glimpses of natural awareness, we can learn to experience relief from the patterns of our habitual mind.” —Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Real Love
“This is a phenomenal book about mindfulness—and self-acceptance, joy, love, and the natural wisdom and goodness inside each one of us. . . . Each page is full of loving wisdom, plus practical suggestions for living with ease in harmony with oneself and others. Diana Winston combines tremendous clarity with warm-hearted friendly support. Wow, really a gem!”
—Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha's Brain
“Diana Winston’s wonderful new book, The Little Book of Being, combines the authority of her long and deep practice with her engaging conversational voice—for everyone from beginners to long-time meditators.”
—Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of Mindful Games and The Mindful Child