Coming to our senses

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

With his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn transformed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life. With Coming to Our Senses, he has written the essential book on the link between mindfulness and our bodily and spiritual well-being in our day. Jon Kabat-Zinn examines the mysteries and marvels of our minds and bodies with scientific rigor, poetic deftness, and compelling personal stories, describing simple, intuitive ways in which we can come to a deeper understanding, through our senses, of our beauty, genius, and life path in a complicated, fear-driven, and rapidly changing world.

With a focus on the “sensescapes” of our lives and how a more intentional awareness of the senses, including the human mind itself, allows us to live more fully and authentically, Jon Kabat-Zinn explores another facet of the great adventure of healing ourselves — and our world — through mindful awareness in each of the book’s eight parts. We can become more compassionate, embodied, and aware human beings by “coming to our senses” — both literally and metaphorically by opening to our innate connectedness with the world around us and within us — and, in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in small and large ways.