We are an underdeveloped country

Very important point and anyone who has traveled at all knows how true this is.

Bestselling author Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about what mindfulness means to him personally, and argues that the United States is an “underdeveloped” country when it comes to compassion and attention.

This clip is from the “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference on March 8, 2013. The Greater Good Science Center co-hosted this conference with Mindful magazine.

Click here for a list of posts featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn’s work on Beyond Meds…he’s very good at making mindfulness and meditation accessible to those who’ve not practiced before.

Here are some books of his that are popular. You really can’t go wrong:

coming●  Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life

●  Wherever You Go, There You Are

●  Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

●  Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness

About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters