New Book Simplifies Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Relief and Happiness

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Author and meditation teacher, Charles A. Francis, shares new 12-step approach to learning how to meditate in his new book "Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple."

Having a peaceful mind is not a matter of who you are, but rather what you do.

Many people today are coming to the realization that searching for happiness through achievements and material possessions simply adds to their rising stress. As they are forced to re-evaluate their lives, many are learning how to beat stress and are finding true happiness through mindfulness meditation. In his new book, "Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace," author Charles A. Francis outlines his unique 12-step approach, and takes the mystery out of this ancient practice.

The book discusses how to use the practice to:

  • Calm a racing mind
  • Overcome the stress of daily life
  • Improve health and well-being
  • Heal emotional wounds from the past
  • Improve relationships with loved ones
  • Conquer stubborn habits
  • Realize one’s full potential

Francis, a mindfulness meditation teacher, shares his own spiritual journey, which began in his early 20s, to help beginners avoid many of the common pitfalls when learning how to meditate. His stories not only entertain, but they also reveal many of life’s important lessons. Print and ebook versions are now available on Amazon.

Readers will appreciate Francis’s directness. When asked what is the greatest misconception about meditation, the author responded, “Many people think they’re just the type of person who can’t sit still. What they don’t realize is that they’re creating much of their mental agitation through too many activities. Having a peaceful mind is not a matter of who you are, but rather what you do.”

As many people are finding real happiness elusive, some are discovering that it can be found through mindfulness meditation. By calming their mind, they are awakening to a profoundly deeper understanding of themselves and the world, and ridding themselves of the pain and suffering caused by ignorance. With a little courage and determination, they are finding personal fulfillment, and dispelling the myth that ignorance is bliss.

About Charles Francis

Charles A. Francis is the cofounder and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute in Raleigh, NC, and the creator of the 12 Steps of the Mindfulness Meditation Practice. He has studied mindfulness with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. He is a speaker and consultant, and leads workshops and retreats to help people and organizations realize their full potential through mindfulness.

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