"The Miracle of Mindfulness" by Thich Nhat Hanh is a life changing book [for me]. It is a book that focuses on Eastern Meditation and acts as a guide toward living a more enriched and fulfilling life. It teaches you how you can really live each and every moment.
I say that this book is life changing because it has helped me manage my anxiety incredibly. Before practicing mindfulness, I would let my anxiety and negative attitude get the best of me.
"The Miracle of Mindfulness" has helped me in slowing down and truly appreciating my surroundings- the beautiful tree across from my apartment, the extremely friendly cat next door or my cup of coffee with Andrew in the morning.
Being mindful isn't always easy, but it is worth the effort-- always.
Take time to really live every moment. You never know what your missing with a quick glance. =)
Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes which it will; being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way which it won’t.” – James Baraz"