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Irene A. Cohen, MD
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Monday, July 16, 2012
“A Mindful Nation” by Congressman Tim Ryan is a thoughtful book about how the practice of mindfulness may be able to help individuals and the nation as a whole. I was interested in reading this book because it encompasses two subjects I am keenly interested in: meditation and politics. Congressman Ryan seems to be an anomaly in today’s political world, where party is pitted against party, ideology against ideology. Rep. Ryan (D-Ohio) was introduced to mindfulness practices and yoga in college which helped him in sports performance. He has been a Congressman since 2002 and is in his 5th term. And he is only 39. When he is a bit older, I hope he runs for President.
“A Mindful Nation” shows the reader how mindfulness practices have helped schoolchildren in educational settings, the military and first responders, in health care systems and describes the science that has been found to underlie mindfulness practices. Rep. Ryan is ever hopeful that the resiliency of our population can be called upon to help itself and help our country as it once did in the past. This is an optimistic book which, at the bottom of it, asks people to become more aware, more mindful of how they are feeling and experiencing their internal life and life around them. In doing so, Ryan feels people will act from a place of compassion, kindness and community. He does not offer all the solutions, but he leads a way for others to think about how to be truly helpful.
It is refreshing and comforting to know that there is someone in Congress who is thinking along these lines and who has written about mindfulness in such a cogent fashion.
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Irene A. Cohen, MD
Author, Soul Journey to Love: 100 Days to Inner Peace