Pause … Breathe … Smile

awakening mindfulness when meditation is not enough 

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Pause . . . breathe . . . smile. Three small words, yet each contains a universe of wisdom. With Pause, Breathe, Smile, Gary Gach invites us to bring the practice of mindfulness into every moment of our lives.

The author is ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh (“the father of mindfulness” – Time magazine ). He draws here on decades of study and practice in this elegant and accessible presentation of three central, interconnected aspects of mindful living. The pause is about setting our intention before we think, speak, or act — the ethical dimension of mindfulness in action in daily life. When we breathe with awareness, we unite mind, body, and spirit, making every moment an opportunity for meditation and living fully. With a smile, we open to a simple, nondual wisdom beyond words. In tandem they will “water your innate seeds of awakening, to help you pave your own path to total fulfillment and peace.”

For students of all levels: anyone who wishes to explore mindfulness in their lives as a healing and transformative practice, available 24/7. Just remember three little words —

—  pause, breathe, smile.  [ P B S ]

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audio edition
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AudioFile writes:

Gary Gach’s calm and soothing voice is a perfect match for his audiobook about becoming aware. Gach’s smooth voice resonates with peace and ease that immediately set the stage for his guided breathing exercises and numerous tips on how to be present in the moment. There is a playfulness in his voice as he encourages creativity and experimentation with the exercises provided. His friendly tone conveys a lack of judgment that fosters receptiveness to the information on Buddhism and tips on how to be grounded and grateful for things we often take for granted–like being alive. This is an inviting and meditative listening experience for those interested in light meditative practices and anyone who simply wants a break from the chaos of life. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award  [ ]

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  1. So happy to have met you on the train that beautiful day in California. I’m currently practicing psychotherapy back home in Austin, TX. I think this book will be helpful for both myself and clients. Thank you for what you do!

    1. Just checking in with messages here and happy to hear from you.
      New book in-progress, on the Author Page: The Book of Absence.

      Peace !

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