The Lost Art of Being is a little book about doing less and being more. Capturing the wisdom of ancient sages on how to be happy and roll with the Universe, it applies these sacred secrets to our busy modern lives. Offering direct teachings illustrated by personal insights from the author’s own experiences, it encourages the reader to discover the immense power of slowing down, letting heart rule head, and remembering how to just be.
The book will encourage you to release the need for incessant doing - choosing instead to pause long enough to realise that your thoughts are not even real. This allows you to tune into your instinctive universal intelligence and let your lives unfold far beyond the limits of convention… without you even trying.
It is based on the premise that as human beings, it is only when we look after both aspects of ourselves – human and being – that we can fully relax into our lives. It teaches us how to over-ride the mind to get in touch with our natural consciousness, so we can receive greater guidance from the Universe and give up the pressure of having to fix everything ourselves.
Most of us are ruled by a voice in our head that tells us we need to strive for bigger, better and more. We become all human, no being. This is a very stressful way to live.
But there is an alternative.
When we learn to slow down and sink into a more natural, less driven state, we discover that we are always being given the guidance we need on how to be happy.
The best thing about being is that you don’t have to do anything. You just stop. And suddenly you notice that there’s a part of you that’s always present and peaceful not matter what. It’s full of natural intelligence and it feels entirely whole. It’s quite the thrill and a major relief when you discover that you already are everything you have been striving for. That’s the bliss of being.
If you long for inner peace and a deep sense of contentment, The Lost Art of Being reveals the ancient wisdom you’ve been searching for.
It’s time for a dramatic shift in mindset to discover what sages have always known: The less you do, the more you become.
This is the simple secret to happiness.
The Lost Art of Being combines a short mystical story, inspirational teachings, a selection of Q&As and a practical lifestyle guide with tips for mastering the art of being. It is funny, full of wisdom and easy to read – a powerful antidote to 21st century stress, recalling ancient secrets about how to ease into the flow of life, relinquishing the need for all effort.
Jacqui Macdonald is a mindfulness teacher, wellbeing speaker, contributor to the thought-leadership platform Thrive Global and author of the acclaimed book The Lost Art of Being.
Jacqui hosts workshops and talks from her edge-of-the forest sanctuary in Ascot. She also delivers wellbeing talks and workshops to businesses.