How I tamed the voice in my head

A couple weeks ago, he and I watched a Public Television presentation on Mindfulness. I felt for a guy named Dan Harris who was one of those unfortunate news “talking heads” who lost his….we’ll call it train of thought….during a panic attack while filling in on Good Morning America. I was introduced to the name, Dan Harris, now of ABC Nightline fame, but his story did not make or break the intent of the topic for me.

Until.

A couple days later, I went to my library website in order to find an audio book to fill my thoughts while making a solo 3 hour drive to Des Moines for a doctor appointment. I selected audio books and in the first of 14 pages of “available” audio books to rent was

I inferred meaning in the find under the label of synchronicity.

It is an excellent book…with humor, honesty and a lot of searching and/or research, Dan Harris puts it all out there as he “embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange world of spirituality and self-help….”. He met, interviewed and studied with some of the biggies in New Thought teachings….ie Eckhart Tolle.

His experiences spoke to me throughout the book but by far it is just a good, humorous read about life and walking and chewing gum….and meditation!

Until next time….

7 thoughts on “How I tamed the voice in my head

  1. “Mindfulness” is part of Buddhism (well, actually, “right mindfulness”). Harris identifies as a Buddhist now. I like mindfulness because it is far less dangerous than its opposite–mindlessness. or automatic pilot. It is is simply impossible to make good choices on automatic pilot. Harris seems like a down-to-earth fellow.

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  2. I haven’t heard of it before. but I’ll be checking it out. Thanks for shareing.

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  3. Oh interesting. I have looked at that book a lot and wondered about it. No library here so I would have to actually pay for it. Maybe I will put it on a birthday or Christmas wish list.

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