The Present.

A Mindfulness Handbook for the Everyday Guru

by Jason Paul Jelicich

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/27/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781504305082
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781504305075

About the Book

When is the last time that you did nothing for 10mins? Not reading…not watching TV…not even thinking?

For many this seems an impossible feat. Life is just too busy. We have become so consumed by our work, smartphones and gossip that we have lost touch with our natural selves. This disconnection is the root cause of much of the pain we suffer, a pain that arises from our resistance to what is.

You likely have been thinking about ‘doing something about this’ for a while now, knowing that your current trajectory leaves little left in the tank for self-care. Like most of us, you have experienced that feeling of restlessness that keeps your mind whirring, even in moments of repose. The world just keeps on getting faster, and you find yourself struggling to keep pace, to stay on top of things, to stay centred.

The Present is written for people just like you. It is a laypersons guide to mindfulness, offering insights and practices on how to be less tangled up in your thoughts about the past and/or future – and become more present. After all, when you are present you are happy, in fact, it’s impossible to be happy and not to be present!

You’re bound to get at least one idea that resonates with you and sets you on a path towards more peace and contentment in your life. Perhaps the best news of all is that it can happen right here, right now.

About the Author

Jason Jelicich was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1970 and moved to Auckland at the age of three after his parents separated. He started selling newspapers in the city from the age of 10, and by the age of 12, he was working part time in his father’s hospitality businesses. He continued to work for his father while studying languages at Auckland University before moving to Sydney to further his career in hospitality. Jason found a passion for mastery of his craft and quickly gained notoriety as an accomplished bartender and industry trainer.

In 1997, he opened a bartender training school in Sydney and in 2000 published his first book ‘The Modern Bartender’. Over the past 15 years, Jason has travelled the world as a consultant to bars and restaurants. His work has taken him to Istanbul, Oslo, Johannesburg, Miami, San Francisco, New York, LA and Washington DC. The focus of his work is to create healthy environments, where both the staff and customers can connect, celebrate life and be present.

Jason currently lives in Port Macquarie, Australia, with this wife, Jade, and daughter, Elodie. He is also a proud father of three sons who live in Sydney.

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