Stop Missing Your Life
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Many of us live on autopilot, often so guarded that we don’t experience the potential richness that life has to offer. How can we find real happiness amidst the chaos, where we don’t reach our life’s end and feel we missed out?
In Stop Missing Your Life, mindfulness teacher Cory Muscara takes us on a journey into the heart of what is required for real change, growth, and happiness. He exposes how the phrase “be present” has become little more than a platitude, imbued with the misguided message to be present just for the sake of being present, and reveals how to achieve true Presence: a quality of being that is unmistakably attractive about a person, and one that only comes when we’ve peeled back the layers of guarding that prevent us from being our full, honest, and integrated selves in the world.
Muscara shows how we build internal walls, what he describes as a “Pain Box” inhibiting us from living a deeply connected and meaningful life. He offers a four-part FACE model (Focus, Allow, Curiosity, and Embodiment) that helps chip away at those walls and builds our capacity to experience the richness of our lives. Stop Missing Your Life ultimately teaches how we can find peace in the chaos and become better people for our family, our communities, and our world.
This down-to-earth, clear, and compassionate book is one of the best distillations of the benefits of mindfulness I’ve ever read. It will help you savor the good in your life as well as bring out the immense good that already lies within you. Stop missing the wonder, beauty, and connection in your life and read this book right now!Scott Barry Kaufman, professor of psychology at Columbia University and host of THE PSYCHOLOGY PODCAST
Cory Muscara is a great new voice bringing effort, insight, and humility to his wonderful discoveries of how to live a more satisfying lifeSarah Robb O'Hagan, executive, activist and author of EXTREME YOU: STEP UP, STAND OUT, KICK ASS, REPEAT
If you’re going to learn about presence, learn it from someone who spent six months in silence living as a monk! Cory is the real deal, and his book is packed with practical, innovative strategies to help you stop living on autopilot and find real happinessLarry King, host of LARRY KING NOW
Reading this book is like developing a new friendship, one that you’ll want to keep exploring. Cory’s voice is so engaging, so intimate, so real that you’ll forget that you haven’t actually met him. He is not afraid to say that these practices will thoroughly change your life, so get ready and take the leapMirabai Bush, cofounder, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and co-author of WALKING EACH OTHER HOME (with Ram Dass)
Engaging, relatable, and full of wisdom, this book will help you develop the mental fitness (and heart) to step outside your comfort zone and into your best lifeColin O'Brady, four-time world record holder, first person to cross Antarctica solo, unsupported and unassisted
Cory Muscara is a gifted teacher who guides readers on a journey of developing deep presence-a way of being that goes beyond the popular notion of ‘just be present.’ Wise, funny, and full of concrete tips, this book is like going on a retreat with a sure-footed guideEmily Esfahani Smith, author of THE POWER OF MEANING
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