Cover - Content - Structure
Cover & Title & Subtitle
A ferris wheel is depicted on the cover (here you get to the "moving" cover).The round symbols with the graphics relating to the chapters of the book, represent the gondolas of the ferris wheel, which revolve around the central theme of mindfulness.
The title “Riding on the Ferris Wheel of Mindfulness with Grandma” stands for the book part and invites you while reading to join my Grandma and me (see key experience) on our ride on the ferris wheel of mindfulness. The passengers shown on the book cover, who are already happily waiting on the platform below, accompany us on this journey. Get in and experience the journey together with us.
On the other hand, the subtitle “Your Mindfulness Journal” stands for the journal part in which you tell your own story. Here you determine your central key experience and decide who rides the ferris wheel of mindfulness with you. With each new entry from your everyday life, it will – step by step - become your journey, which will get you even closer to yourself and your fellow human beings.
Table of contents
Instructions & Structure
The book is divided into different topics, each starting with a graphic. The first topic gives you an insight into what mindfulness is all about and what to look out for. This is followed by 20 more self-contained topics (reading sample) that lead you to the last chapter, Self-Knowledge & Wisdom. For better orientation, each topic is highlighted in a separate color.
After each topic there is a Practice page. On this page you will find suggestions on how you can put the respective topic into practice in life. These suggestions may serve you as impulses. You can carry out other tasks on the topic here as you wish. There are no limits to your interpretation and your method of implementation. Let yourself be inspired by other chapters here as well.
The Practice page is followed by blank pages where you can write down how you put the ideas and inspirations of the chapter into life, with the date and in the form of a reminder note. It is important that you limit yourself to the essentials in the form of short notes. Only write down as much as you need to remind yourself of the event. To give you an impression, entries could look like this:
08/26/2016 Experienced the ride on the ferris wheel with grandma. Everyone happy.
01/22/20xx Forgiven my brother. Don't wait so long next time.
01/15/20xx I contacted my old friend Ingo again. Felt good.
When you have finished a topic, reflect on yourself, about others and about comparable situations. When was the last time you were in the same or a similar situation? How did you react to the problem, to your counterpart or yourself? How did you feel after that? Would you have liked to have acted differently in retrospect? Did you hurt others or feel hurt yourself afterwards? Did you bring up what was important to you?
The point is not to fill in the blank pages as quickly as possible, but rather to question yourself honestly and, above all, to delve into yourself before each entry. Better to skip a day than writing down anything. There is room for hundreds of entries - over several months or years. In this way the book fills with living your life, the experience becomes timeless, and the reminder can be called up at any time. The changes in life and the path to maturity are consciously perceived.