03/31/2014 08:21 am ET Updated Mar 31, 2014

Michael H. Brooks's Guide To Leading A More Mindful Life

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By Michael H. Brooks

Mindfulness is more than just an awareness of the present moment. That's about half the equation. The other half is to objectively observe our states of mind in order to understand the playing field we each have to work with. Through diligent examination, we can come to see the habits our minds engage in. Next we can work to unravel them and, ultimately, dwell in the peace that resides beneath the chaos.

You don't have to spend two weeks in an ashram or a fortune on a retreat center. Here, you practice mindfulness in real-world terms with the life you have -- no new belief systems are required. In fact, it's more about letting go of the ones you've created. Check out the guide below, which explains how to lead a more mindful life.

Michael Brooks's Guide To Leading A Mindful Life

Michael is the author of This. Only This. Mindfulness Strategies for Finding Peace in Every Moment and the founder of ZenWhim, Inc. His writing comes out of his personal experience using mindfulness to navigate his own challenging states of mind, as well as the transformations he has been privileged to observe in others during his classes and workshops. His book grew out of his deep desire to make the teachings of mindfulness accessible to a wider audience in a humorous, logical and approachable format. Follow him on Twitter @thisonlythis.

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