An accessible guide to using meditation and positive psychology techniques to cultivate a greater sense of presence and help heal psychological pain
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!
Cory Muscara is a great new voice bringing effort, insight, and humility to his wonderful discoveries of how to live a more satisfying life
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 happiness
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 leap