SHELF AWARE BOOK REVIEW
Stop Missing Your Life by Cory Muscara
Stop Missing Your Life: How to be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World by Cory Muscara Many of us live on autopilot, often so guarded that we don't experience the richness that life has to offer. How can we find real happiness amid the chaos, so we don't reach the end of our life and feel like we missed it?
Published by Da Capo Lifelong Books on December 31, 2019
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 families, our communities, and our world.
Many of us live on autopilot, often so guarded that we don't experience the richness that life has to offer. How can we find real happiness amid the chaos, so we don't reach the end of our life and feel like we missed it?
If you’re looking for a book to inspire you and help you do more with your life, this is the book you need. Much more than a meditation book, Cory Muscara’s book Stop Missing Your Life goes deeper than surface level happiness tips to give you ways to fundamentally change your behavior and the way you interact with the world. He pulls in his experience as a monk in Burma and from practicing Positive Psychology and yoga.
But this is not just another story on how to practice mindfulness. I think the uniqueness of this book is that Cory really drives home the question “Can you be happy and fulfilled if you strip away all the distractions and pleasures you have in life”. Whether in the midst of chaos or calm, do you know how to make peace inside your own head?
If you feel like you have been running from yourself but need a practical, compassionate, and wise friend to guide you on how to stop, this is the book you need.
I’m pleased that Cory reads the audio version of this book himself. His podcast, Practicing Humans, is one of my favs and one of the few that has daily content.
I read a slew of mindfulness/ happiness/ personal development books and this book is a gem!
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