Saturday, October 8, 2016

Book Review: A Mindful Morning by David Dillard-Wright, PhD

With all the struggles of modern life, it's easy to get lost in a quagmire of stress, worry, and indifference. For thousands of years, monks rose before dawn to meditate and greet the morning with an open heart. But you don't need to beat the sun to start the day mindfully. With A Mindful Morning, you can channel this ancient tradition as part of your daily morning routine.
With 200 inspiring quotes and short, easy mindfulness exercises, you'll learn how to begin your day with a clear head and positive energy. These simple moments of awareness, healing postures, and meditations can help soothe your soul as you take on every day with tranquility, confidence, and composure.

My Thoughts

I've been working a lot this year on raising my vibration, and creating a more positive mindset, so this book seemed like a perfect thing to read. The author takes readers through a variety of exercises designed to help people achieve mindfulness and a more positive outlook. 

The book begins by talking a bit about what mindfulness is, and how it can benefit us. After that, there are a variety of one-page exercises that discuss various topics. These include quotes and thoughts on embracing change, dealing with anger, igniting your curiousity, and more. 

One of the things that struck me the most was when the author went into valuing people over ideaolgies, and not allowing political differences to overtake your relationships. This is such a valuable lesson, especially during an election year. I also loved the parts about respecting your power, and how maybe can't control the situations you may be involved in or what you see, but you can control the way you react to things. 

The writing flows nicely, and the messages inside left me feeling good as I read them. If you're looking for something to help you explore mindfulness (or just read positive, inspiring material), I would recommend giving this one a try.