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“Every saying in this book is a good tool for meditation.”—Eastern Horizon


The Art of Being Truly Present

Jean Smith

NOW! The Art of Being Truly Present is a collection of 85 original reflections on everyday experience, each paired with “mindful reminders” or meditative invocations, on the subjects that we all deal with on a daily basis and throughout our lives: work, aging, gossip, sex, and friendship—just to name a few. In this gift-sized book, Jean Smith illustrates how spiritual transformation begins when we embrace the present moment and focus on the blessings we have in our daily lives rather than on what we have lost or perhaps never had. People seeking solace in reflection, prayer, and meditation will find this book an inviting and convenient source of inspiration that they will want to keep close at hand. NOW! is an ideal companion to turn to when settling down to sleep at the end of a busy day, or when centering oneself to begin each new one.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages, 6.25 x 9.25 inches
  • $14
  • ISBN 9780861714803
  • ebook
  • 208 pages
  • $9.99
  • ISBN 9780861717330
about the author

Jean Smith is the author/editor of numerous successful books on Buddhism, including 365 Zen, A Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation, and Breath Sweeps Mind. A longtime associate of the Insight Meditation Society, she is the head of the executive board of the Mountain Retreat Center, in Taos, New Mexico, where she lives.

Other books by Jean Smith:
The Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation
Life Is Spiritual Practice

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