talking points

1  Everything is calling itself mindfulness. What makes Pause Breathe Smile different ?

2  What is mindfulness ?

3  How does mindfulness differ from meditation ?

4  How is this more consequential than shake-and-bake grab bags of quick fixes  ?

5  Why would anyone want to know about this ? What are some of the benefits of mindfulness ? How do the benefits lead to something further ?

6  Is there scientific evidence to back up the healthiness of mindfulness ?

7  What if someone is also looking for spirituality ?

8  What three primary aspects of well being does Pausing Breathing Smiling apply to ?

9  Are these three separate practices ?  Can they be studied and practiced in any order ?

10  Who is Pause Breathe Smile designed for ?  Who is the audience ?

11  What if I don’t have time ?

12  How has mindfulness become the fastest-growing self-help trend since yoga ?

13  If mindfulness originates in the East, such as in Buddhism – is there an Eastern and a Western mindfulness ?

14  What happens when moral values get put into play in awakening mindfulness ?

15  Who’s more important: myself, or others ?

16  How is Gary Gach uniquely qualified to write Pause Breathe Smile ?  How long did it take to write ?

17  Gary is reported to have been practicing spirituality for +50 years ?  What’s the story ?

18  How is Gary a trailblazer ?  How does Pause Breathe Smile fit in with that trend ?

19  How did Gary find out about Vietnamese Zenmaster Thích Nhất Hạnh* ? How has Gary been studying with him ? How is Pause Breathe Smile a reflection of this influence ?

20  How can mindfulness and Zen sit side-by-side ?

21  Has Pause Breathe Smile been tested out in advance of publication ?

22  How much freedom of interpretation is there ?

23  Is mindfulness really just navel-gazing by privileged white people ?

24  How does awakening mindfulness play a part in society ?

25  What’s a good app for mindfulness ?

26  What are the relationships between mindfulness and yoga ?

27  How is mindfulness playing an important role in … health care ?

28  … education ?

29  … the work place ?

30   How is mindfulness being introduced to the military – and people dealing with trauma in general ?

31  What, if any, relationships are there between mindfulness and entheogens ( ayahuasca, mescaline, DMT, LSD, peyote, etc) and cannabis ?

32  What’s the trick to stopping being a mirror of fantasies and fears and, instead, calmly reflect What Is ?

33  How can a person make internal space for a reactive emotion to be transformed into a skillful response ? How is this a wise way of dealing with feeling “triggered” by what others say and do ?

34  How does the art of letting go awaken us from the illusion of permanence ?  And how can this liberate us from a sorrowful sense of isolation ?

35  Does the Art of Happiness also necessarily include the Art of Suffering ?

 


* The English pronunciation is “Tik N’yat Hawn.” However, since Vietnamese is a tonal language, this is only a close approximation for how one would pronounce it in Vietnamese. By his students worldwide he is affectionately known as Thấy  (pronounced “Tay” or “Tie”), meaning “teacher.”

 



PAUSE   BREATHE   SMILE  ~ ~ ~  Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough
216 pages · ISBN1683641752 | 978-1683641759  · September 2018 · $16.95
Author: Gary Gach, San Francisco Calif
Please contact Lindsey Kennedy at LindseyK [at] SoundsTrue [dot] com for a review copy or to arrange an interview with the author.

 

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