Just when I was learning about mindfulness and mind (brain) body connections while doing an intensive three week Back Rehab Program at Wesley Hospital Brisbane, along comes a message about Jim Burklo’s latest. (Thanks Noel Preston).
Mindfulness has been liberated from religion. Jim Burklo’s new book liberates religion with mindfulness. The book and website are windows into mindful Christian spiritual practice for individuals, churches, retreats, and groups. More at MINDFULCHRISTIANITY.ORG
About the book:
Just now, mindfulness – defined in secular terms, studied scientifically, and practiced ubiquitously – has come fully into the cultural mainstream. Now is the time to rediscover it in the mainstream of Christian faith and practice, in the writings and practices of contemplatives throughout its history. Mindful prayer leads to fresh interpretation of Christian tradition, and reveals the Bible for what it is: not a book of facts, not a fixed set of prescriptions for behavior, but rather a collection of wisdom and poetry and myth made sacred by the ongoing human quest for intimate encounter with the Ultimate Reality.
Mindful Christianity is spiritual practice in the service of engagement with the quest for social and environmental justice. By seeing clearly what is, we can begin working on what ought to be. The mystical knowledge of God leads to a life of compassion and activism.
For forty dawns in solitude before he began his ministry, what awe filled Jesus’ soul? To what inner and outer realities did he awaken? In silence, searching for himself, whom did he find? MINDFUL CHRISTIANITY invites you to join Jesus in the desert, and with him meet God face to face.