A practical guide to self-awareness and compassion through the techniques of mindfulness
Who am I?
How we respond to this common human question is of vital importance to our happiness and well-being, for it is only by understanding that we are a part of nature that we can gain a real context for our lives. Drawing upon the techniques of mindfulness, ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent discoveries in evolutionary science and psychology, Wes Nisker offers us a deep understanding of our co-existence with the elements, sunlight, sea, plants and animals. Through meditations and reflections on this universal truth, he helps us to a greater self-awareness - and thereby to increased freedom and happiness.
“One of the best efforts yet to bring together meditators and scientists. (This book) is an instrument for our greater joy and achievements.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“This book is a milestone in contemporary Buddhism...Here Wes Nisker, with stunning generosity and compassion, ground the Buddha's teachings in discoveries made by the neural and evolutionary sciences. I dare you to find a book on science that is so personal, or a book on meditation that is so funny and forgiving.”
Joanna Macy, author of World as Lover, World as Self