Oct 11, 2010

The Next Ten Minutes - Andrew Peterson

Big changes in our lives can start with tiny shifts in our consciousness. The Next Ten Minutes is dedicated to the proposition that the seeds of such change are embedded within the most ordinary activities of daily life. The search for simple and effective ways to cultivate greater mindfulness in my everyday life has been crucial to me during these past few years, while I was searching for a diagnosis for a set of evolving symptoms which eventually proved to be Lyme. (You can read the whole story on my blog.) The exercises in this book make use of a simple but powerful truth: when we bring our full attention to the routines of our daily lives, those routines can become acts of meditation. This truth has helped me immensely as I have coped with ravages of Lyme. I truly hope is that it will help you too.

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Website and blog: www.thenexttenminutes.com


Ashley said...

I love this last quote from your feature-

"I believe deeply that this disease does not have to stop us in our tracks. Each of the booths in the Lymenaide holiday bazaar represents a triumph over Lyme. Sometimes it seems like we're only capable of taking the tiniest steps forward...but that is still progress. We can all find ways to move forward with hope and compassion, for ourselves and for everyone else who suffers from Lyme." - Andrew Peterson

Eric Rutulante said...

Andrew, I look forward to reading this book. I love the concept that any form of big change has to start with small things, that's something I've struggled with a lot on my Lyme journey, and when I'm able to concentrate on the small changes and accomplishments, it helps in my goals of the bigger things. Excited to read the book and glad you could be part of the bazaar!


lisa@smellsamazing.com said...

This sounds like an awesome book, Andrew! Sometimes I feel like I am my only true emotional support system (hubby still has a way to go with fully understanding my illness) and this book sounds like it would be a very good (and enjoyable) tool for me to find the positive in a situation that usually feels anything but.

Neighbors Foundation said...

Sounds like a great book, Andrew! Positive energy is always healing! Thank you for sharing your lessons learned with us!

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for the very kind comments. I really do believe that finding ways to cultivate mindfulness can help us manage to keep a constructive attitude while we're coping with an illness that can make it so difficult to move forward. I really hope that my book, and my story, can be a small part of making that happen for those who need it. Sometimes it truly does feel like we are our only true emotional support system, but I've started to have this image of an invisible army of fellow Lymies by my side as I struggle to find my way through this. You all are members of that army. Thank you.

VictoriousVixen said...

Sending my love to all my lyme family out there...you guys are an amazing group of people! =)

Stacie Desautels said...

I believe that a positive attitude can not only change your outlook but change your health which will change your world. Keep on fighting, always have hope, find your strength, dream of peace and BELIEVE that miracles happen.

Can't wait to read your book!

Stacie Desautels

Anonymous said...

I could really use this book! I think I am resistant to shifts in consciousness, tiny ones sound like a good start.


Anonymous said...

Andrew, your book looks like such a great tool for those in the Lyme community (and those outside of it) who are seeking change and direction in their life. Thank you for writing such a book, and hoping it will reach many people with your message!


Anonymous said...

This book looks like a great read. I'm loving such positive messages and items in the Lymenaide bazaar! This book looks very interesting, and would love to read more about it. Anything that helps us to move forward is a useful tool.

Donna - cdlarish@aol.com

Anonymous said...

This book seems like a wonderful tool - it's so empowering to have techniques to direct our consciousness. I can't wait to read this book. Andrew - I am part of your invisible army.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a book I need to have my home library.

Keri said...

I really like the quote Ashley posted. Lately, I've had two things running through my head, "It's always darkest just before the light" and "It gets better." I've been thinking about those ever since Ashley and I bumped into a very sick Lymie at a crfat show who had planned to kill herself a few days before. I'm glad Ashley and I ran into her and were able to tell her "it gets better."
I'm sharing the link on fb.