No Time Like the Present
Finding Freedom and Joy Where You Are
Internationally loved teacher of mindfulness and meditation, Jack Kornfield, reveals the keys to inner freedom and happiness.
‘Jack Kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacher’ Thich Nhat Hanh
Bestselling author of A Path With Heart, Jack Kornfield invites you into a new awareness: how you can free yourself, whoever you are and whatever your circumstances.
Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, Jack provides the keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing yourself to change course, take action or to simply relax.
Presenting different paths to different kinds of freedom – freedom from fear, freedom to start over again, to love, to be yourself and to be happy – he guides you into an active process that engages your mind, heart and spirit, and brings real joy, over and over again.
Drawing from his own life, he presents a stirring call to be here, in the power of the now, the present, to work through life’s biggest challenges.
Praise for No Time Like the Present
Jack Kornfield is a remarkable and thoughtful teacher.SOGYAL RINPOCHE
It’s encouraging to find Westerners who’ve sufficiently assimilated the traditions of the East to be able to share them with others as Jack is doing.HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
One of the great spiritual teachers of our time.ALICE WALKER
A treasure trove of emotionally inspiring stories revealing the paths to freedom in our diverse lives. In this magnificent book, Jack Kornfield guides us with his transformative teachings of wisdom and inner peace. This is a work of heart, a gift of Jack's personal experiences as well as his lifetime of learning about what brings meaning, connection, and clarity to life. There is no time like the present to soak in the life-affirming invitations and practices that can enrich how we engage with others, the world, and ourselves. Enjoy!DANIEL J. SIEGEL M.D., author of Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human and Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
Jack is one of the world’s wisest, kindest, and most helpful teachers. Reading his book is like sitting and chatting with him about the most important things in your life. He is so warm, so full of practical suggestions, and so generous with simple but transformative practices. This book is beautiful, inspiring, and profound.RICK HANSON, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Jack Kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacherTHICH NHAT HANH
Jack Kornfield wonderfully evokes the spaciousness, the ease, and the radiance of a free heart and mind. Even more important—he clearly lays out a path whereby any one of us can move from distant admiration of the idea to actually living it day by daySHARON SALZBERG, author of Real Love
A consommé of goodness, heart, laughter, tears, and breath, nourishing and delicious. Rich in hope and deep wisdom for these revved up, rattling timesANNE LAMMOTT, author of Grace (Eventually)
With its incomparable blend of deep wisdom, evocative stories, and powerful meditations, No Time Like the Present is the fruit of a lifetime of spiritual teaching. Jack Kornfield’s message is, we don’t have to wait. Love, peace, freedom . . . it’s all available right here, in this very heartTARA BRACH, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
'Only in the darkness can you see the stars,' said Martin Luther King, in days that were almost as dark as our own. Like a brilliant star to guide us in these days of darkness Jack Kornfield’s new book appears just at the right moment. It reminds us that there is No Time Like the Present—no matter how dark—to rescue threatened values—freedom, love, joy—within us and in the world around us. Like Rabbi Hillel, Jack challenges us: 'If not now, when?BROTHER DAVID STEINDL-RAST, BENEDICTINE MONK, co-founder of Gratefulness.org
This book is a treasure of useful insights and practical ways of coping with our egoic and false-self search for satisfactions that lead nowhere, except to needless suffering. His charming and sympathetic suggestions for healing fill this book with encouragement and compassion for ourselves and othersFR. THOMAS KEATING, founding member and the spiritual guide of Contemplative Outreach, LTD
‘Any reader of this work will find a compassionate, light-hearted and humorous teacher who leads readers to grapple with difficult emotions’Publishers Weekly