The mindfulness trend has seen mindfulness become valued more as an item in a personal toolkit as opposed to a full way of living. Dr Stephen McKenzie, a leading mindfulness author and teacher, brings us back to its roots --connecting the heart with mindfulness to become heartfulness. The paths to full living are clearly shown and demonstrated. Being heartful simply means being fully connected - with ourselves and with other people - and therefore fully alive, happy, without stress and at peace. There are exercises for the reader and chapters include adversity, humour, knowledge, kindness, love and hope, among others. With anecdotes, things to do and think about and lots to gently read and enjoy, this is a gentle warm book that seeks to bring the reader home to a happy state.
As a researcher and lecturer with years of clinical and teaching experience in many areas of psychology, Dr Stephen McKenzie has written several books including Exisle's Mindfulness at Work and with Craig Hassed, Mindfulness for Life. He lectures in psychology at Melbourne's Monash University.
Part 1 Discovering Heartfulness, and why it is worth discovering * Find your heartfulness - opening potential 2 * Home is where the heartfulness is 6 * Connecting heart and mindfulness 13 * What does heartfulness look like, and feel like 19 Part 2 Paths to Heartfulness 5. Kindness 36 6. Adversity 41 7. Humour 58 8. Contentment 76 9. Love 89 10. Courage 108 11. Knowledge 112 12. Hope 143 13. Creativity 155 Part 3 New Heartful Horizons 14. Coming home to heartfulness 172 15. Find your new heartfulness-opening potential 176 16. Some more heartfulness-opening resources 179