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Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE GROUNDBREAKING WHEEL OF AWARENESS MEDITATION PRACTICE
A New York Times Bestseller!

by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. 

Dan Siegel brings us a precious gift that will transform your mind, life, and relationships in a most wonderful way, using an easy-to-learn and revolutionary new system for meditation—one that beginners and experts alike will cherish!

—Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, coauthor, The Healing Self

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The latest book from author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice.

Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life.
 
An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation's effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle "Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows." Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life. 
 

Whether you have no experience with a reflective practice or are an experienced practitioner, Aware is a hands-on guide that will enable you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.

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“Dr. Dan Siegel has an extraordinary gift: to describe patterns and make accessible in a powerful way the insights and practices that are fundamental to well-being and awakening. In his book AWARE, we are introduced to the power of presence. Using science and psychology, he opens for us his "wheel of awareness," a way of perceiving and working with the mind that is both practical and liberating.”

Joan Halifax, PhD, Abbot, Upaya Zen Center​

“Dan is a brilliant integrator and Aware is a visionary blend of neuroscience, physics and cutting edge psychology combined with creative approaches to mindfulness and compassion. The practice of the Wheel brings together many skillful and wise elements of meditation, all rolled into one.”

Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart

“We know so much about what’s outside in the Cosmos, billions of light years away but very little about what’s going on inside our heads right now. We know about dark matter but not so much about grey matter, which I would think, matters most. Daniel Siegel finally gives us insight into who we are, how we work and most important of all how to retrain and change our minds. For me, almost every line is an ‘aha’ moment. At long last, someone nails what it is to have a healthy mind and if you don’t have one, how to get one.”

Ruby Wax, author of Sane New World

"An illuminating new view of the nature of the mind and the practices of awareness that lead us to profound wellbeing. Siegel’s Wheel of Awareness is an elegant and groundbreaking synthesis of these practices, an accessible tool for inner integration and healing, as well as for realizing the loving awareness that links us to all beings. This brilliant book is poised to transform countless lives."

Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

"This is a Dan Siegel masterpiece. He integrates decades of science and wisdom about the nature of our mind and optimal well-being into an easy-to-read personal journey. At the cornerstone is “The Wheel of Awareness,” a simple yet profound visual map of the mind, which enables people, including children, to experience of presence, self knowledge, and compassion. Aware will awaken and enrich your life immeasurably!"

Elissa Epel, University of California, San Francisco, professor, member of the National Academy of Medicine, coauthor of New York Times bestseller The Telomere Effect

"Dan Siegel, who gave us a succinct and clear definition of mind, now explores the awareness that knows that mind. Read this book if you want true freedom and spontaneous creativity."

Deepak Chopra, MD

"Dan Siegel brings us a precious gift that will transform your mind, life, and relationships in a most wonderful way, using an easy-to-learn and revolutionary new system for meditation—one that beginners and experts alike will cherish!"

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, coauthor, The Healing Self

"Dan has produced a masterpiece containing invaluable knowledge in the fields of psychiatry, therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, meditation, and more. Very few people understand the intricacies of the human mind and how it can be channeled to achieve true well-being as Dan does. The Wheel of Awareness is a simple yet profound way for all to learn and advance in their practice of being aware."

Menas C. Kafatos, Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics at Chapman University, coauthor with Deepak Chopra of The New York Times bestseller You Are the Universe

"A life-changing journey into the deep nature of our consciousness, what it means to be human, and how to truly thrive."

Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post

"Dan's ability to distill and clarify insights from fields as diverse as neurobiology, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality is a gift to us all relationally, socially, and soulfully. In Aware, he plums the depths of his profound knowledge to uncover what it means to be truly alive and present."

Alanis Morissette, writer, songwriter, activist

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