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Quiet Mind: One Minute Mindfulness (For Readers of Mindfulness An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World) by David Kundtz

Quiet Mind: One Minute Mindfulness (For Readers of Mindfulness An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World) by David Kundtz

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In a Rat Race? You Can Stay Calm, Relaxed and Spiritually Awake

Find yourself in the spaces between yourself and life. David Kundtz offers readers an exploration of depth and self-authenticity through his introspective book Quiet Mind: One Minute Mindfulness. The book contains a series of reflections that can illuminate every aspect of life. You will find guidance on using the moments between activities, which the author calls "still points", as opportunities to focus on becoming more fully awake to who you are.

Welcome to a quiet mind―tranquillity, calmness, and clarity―in the midst of a too-busy world. In those moments where we often find ourselves in the busy hustle and bustle of everyday life, Quiet Mind offers us an extension of time by allowing ourselves just a few minutes of our day to stop and really think: Am I really living in the moment?

Quiet Mind Features:

  • Quotes made by influential artists and literary figures of the 20th century that offer insight to the quality of life that we are building
  • Small and quick chapters that can be revisited over-and-over again that touch on a variety of life-related subjects ranging from “rat race living” to “finding peace at work”
  • Insight that stems from spirituality and psychology that will help keep you meditative

More than a meditation book. A welcome respite for anyone who lives a life that feels nonstop, Quiet Mind is an invitation to rest, find peace, awaken, and remember.

If you enjoyed works such as The Power of Now, Quiet Your Mind, or Untethered Soul, then you will discover that Quiet Mind will give you the tools you need to live in the moment.

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  • David Kundtz

    David Kundtz, S.Th.D., M.F.T, has sold more than 113,000 books in English, Spanish, and Japanese. He is a speaker and author of 7 books including the bestselling QUIET MIND: One Minute Mindfulness. David began as a Clergyman — for 20 years — then established a psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, CA for 20 more.

    David's Ph.D. is in pastoral psychology with graduate degrees in psychology and theology. A former Director and Presenter of Inside Track Seminars, David has sold more than 113,000 books around the world (in English, Spanish, and Japanese).


    In David's Words:


    "Would you please tell me, in understandable language, just what a "feeling" is?"

    My writing career began when a client of my counseling practice, a thirty-something married man who was clearly frustrated, asked me that question.

    "Oh" I responded, "that's a great question and not so easy to answer."

    I made some notes for him on the topic and later (1990) turned them into a self-published 40-page booklet, which became a successful small book, which became Nothing's Wrong: A Man's Guide to Managing His Feelings, which is still selling.

    And I'm still writing. Seven books later, I see a common thread that runs through all my work: Awareness. Specifically, trying to be as aware as possible of what is actually going on right now, as well as in the whole arc of life, and helping others to do the same.

    That idea is first and foremost in my writing and is well exemplified in my most recent book Being Present: A Book of Daily Reflections. Awareness is also at the heart of the practice of Stopping. (See my web page for an exposition:

    I've been fortunate to have a couple of best-sellers, Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going and Quiet Mind: One Minute Mindfulness, the latter being the best-selling of all. Among the others is Nothing's Wrong, mentioned above; an autobiographical work, Coming To: A Biomythography; a follow up to Quiet Mind, titled Awakened Mind: One Minute Wake Up Calls, and a work with a co-author on ministry.

    In total, well over 100,000 books sold. A reviewer commented: "Kundtz is an innovator in bringing the ancient wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions to modern readers, using language and concepts familiar to the contemporary, and too often pre-occupied, western mind."

    For some reasons that have faded into the mist of memory, I made a resolution when I was a boy of about nine or ten that I would do my best not to "sit behind a desk" for my life's work. I would try to do something that would get me out and about.

    I have more-or-less stuck to that resolution, even though, here I am, sitting at my desk, writing. I believe the feeling behind my youthful decision was a desire to do something I enjoyed, that had to do with being helpful to people, and allowed a certain amount of creativity.

    So at the age of 21, I started out my adult life by choosing something that surprised my family and friends, and in an odd way, even surprised me: I entered a seminary to become a Catholic priest. Of course, there are a lot of stories behind that decision, but in any event, so I did, and in 1963, I entered the ordained ministry for some 20 enjoyable years and many wide-ranging experiences. I did make a bid for independence by leaving my secure and family-filled home of Cleveland, Ohio and leapt across the country to do ministry in the unknown, beautiful state of Idaho, with a wonderful three-and-a-half year service in Cali, Colombia.

    Not everyone has a mid-life crisis, but I sure did and, as a result, I left religious ministry and entered graduate school at the age of 42, earning a doctoral degree in psychology at a school of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. That led to my second career: marriage and family therapist, a profession that I love to this day. I first worked at a social service agency in Oakland, California and then moved into a private practice in Berkeley for another 20 some years.

    So - erstwhile priest, psychotherapist, and writer - Here I am and grateful to be. Please feel free to contact me by email: