The One Who is Not Busy

The One Who is Not Busy : Connecting with Work in a Deeply Satisfying Way

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The intense pressure of daily life gets to everyone eventually-we are all just too stressed out. The demands of modern lives-job, relationships, children, housework, exercise, meals, even spiritual fulfillment-combine to overwhelm and weigh us down. We seem to get through this struggle day by day, week by week, praying that we have the fortitude to survive until the next weekend, the next vacation, when we can totally crash. Along with the daily stress comes the edgy realization that despite all the effort we've made, we still don't have what we want. Even when everything seems caught up, contentment still eludes us. Author Darlene Cohen seeks to rejuvenate the weary professional, busy parent, and harried student by offering a path on which to walk away from exhausted frustration toward a holistic approach to time management. The One Who Is Not Busy introduces two fundamental and specific skills to make this happen: - the ability to narrow or widen the mind's focus at will - the mental flexibility to shift the mind's focus at will from one thing to another: to go from "narrow" to "narrow" to "narrow" Sound impossible? This is the notion of simultaneous inclusion. In The One Who Is Not Busy, Cohen illustrates that a person could be both busy and not busy at the same time by following six busy professionals through this unique process. Cohen affirms that it is learning to be simultaneously "busy" and "not busy" by living the principles of simultaneous inclusion that will allow us to experience work-and the rest of our lives-in a deeply meaningful way. In a culture that rewards only the final product, many professionals find themselves always looking to the next project, the next reward, the next vacation. Learn how to focus on the present, and stop missing what is right in front of you. Darlene Cohen, M.A., LMT, earned her graduate degree in physiological psychology and spent the majority of her Zen training-thirty years-as a laywoman. After developing rheumatoid arthritis, she became a movement teacher for people with joint restrictions, and was then certified as a massage and movement teacher. Currently, she sees clients and gives workshops, classes, lectures, and seminars that emphasize mindfulness, at various medical and meditation centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington State, Illinois, and New York City.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 146.8 x 205.7 x 15.5mm | 294.84g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 1586852515
  • 9781586852511
  • 559,840

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Do you: *Ever feel like you consistently take on more that you have time to do? *Ever wish you could not only get things done, but also enjoy doing them? *Feel like you're barely making it through one ragged week to the next? *Live only for weekends and a chance to put your feet up and close your eyes? "Busyness" is the problem. Knowing how to manage it is the solution.show more

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In a culture that de-emphasizes process and rewards only the final product, many professionals find themselves always looking to the next project, the next reward, the next vacation. By never focusing on the present, they miss what is right in front of them. With proven meditation techniques, Darlene Cohen walks the weary business person from this exhausted frustration to enlightenment: a fresh approach to time management. In these pages she will teach you to: *Narrow or widen you focus at will. *Develop the mental flexibility to shift your focus at will from one thing to another. Following six professionals through this process, Cohen affirms that it is learning to be simultaneously "busy" and "not busy" that will allow us to experience work and the rest of our lives in a deeply meaningful way.show more

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