Book Preview: The Mindful Catholic: Finding God One Moment at a Time by Dr. Gregg Bottaro

If we follow routine life rituals, attempt to pray, or communicate with others, the way our minds behave has a huge influence on how well we perform.

But we may feel, many times, like our mind has a mind of its own.

  • At the end of the day, you collapse into bed tired, needing the sleep of a good night, only to have your mind racing in a million directions.
  • Prayer, full of distractions and wandering thoughts, is an exercise in futility.
  • In the midst of a conversation, you suddenly realize you haven't heard a word the other person has said.

Examples on how our brains can appear to be totally out of our reach are these common events. Day after day, we end up merely going through the motions, feeling anxious and concerned. But it doesn't need to be like that.

Dr. Greg Bottaro discusses how mindfulness will assist one to become conscious of and embrace the current moment. A way to literally trust God more in our lives is Catholic mindfulness. Rather than dividing religion from everyday life, mindfulness helps close the difference so that we can experience the sense of comfort and harmony that God wants us to have.

You can learn how mindfulness will allow you to be more present in everything in your life, from a walk to the grocery store or relaxing in friends or listening more attentively to a homily or meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, after simple exercises in this book.

 Adapted from ©2018 Gregory Bottaro (P) 2018 Gregory Bottaro

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