Congressman Tim Ryan has written a new book about Mindfulness Mediation Techniques.
It’s titled. A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit.
Tim Ryan knows that mindfulness meditation techniques are gaining acceptance in many areas:
- scientists are studying mindfulness;
- teachers are using it in schools;
- health care practitioners are implementing it in our health care system;
- our military is using it to treat veterans and build mental resilience.
Here’s an excerpt from an interview Congressman Ryan did with The Huffington Post
Mindfulness Meditation Techniques
Q: Because of mindfulness’ Buddhist roots, a lot of people think it’s a religious practice. How does your meditation relate to your Catholic faith?
A: If you love your neighbor and are compassionate, are you automatically a Christian? Practicing present-moment awareness does not entail joining any religion or accepting any belief system. As a Catholic, I find mindfulness helps me participate in my religion more wholeheartedly. If you are praying the rosary, participating in the rituals at Mass or listening to the priest preach, you will actually be paying attention! Whatever your religion is, it can enhance the experience of participating in that religion. What’s more beautiful than that?
Q: There do seem to be some Buddhist concepts in your book, such as the interconnectedness of all beings. Has meditation made you more interested in Buddhist philosophy?
A: I love studying different religions. For me, learning and drawing from the different religious traditions is essential to being a good public servant. And the connections between our various religious traditions become our public ethic; they tie us together.
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What People Are Saying About
A Mindful Nation
“Tim Ryan’s A Mindful Nation reminds us that the concept of ‘mindfulness’ is central to each of us becoming more whole, and becoming more whole increases the possibility that our nation can become a more whole and perfect Union.”
— Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
“Tim Ryan takes a big challenge in writing A Mindful Nation. He challenges the nation to take up meditation in their daily lives and tells us ‘why/how’ it works. I know this territory and wish him and us Godspeed.”
— Phil Jackson, former Coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, winner of 11 NBA Titles, author of Sacred Hoops
“A Mindful Nation has the potential to change our country—and the world—one person at a time.”
— Deepak Chopra, author, War of the Worldviews
“Inspiring! An important book. If more politicians can follow in Congressman Ryan’s lead and look to harness the power of mindfulness, then the future of this country will be bright.”
— Russell Simmons, CEO, Rush Communications
“Tim Ryan shows how the simple practice of mindfulness can make us happier, more productive, and more compassionate. An unexpected and welcome book, I highly commend it to all who are searching for a deeper life and a better society.”
— Rev. Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, author of God’s Politics
“Congressman Ryan offers us a beautifully written, practical, and comprehensive view of the far-reaching effects of mindfulness in civil society. This book brings the entire field of exploring mindfulness forward.”
— Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness
Congressman Tim Ryan has presented a really great book about mindfulness meditation techniques.
I recommend you check it out by clicking the link below.
A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit