The pressures and stresses of modern life are all too familiar to most of us.
With ‘Stay’ Sophia Barrett has taken inspiration from her own life to illustrate how our thoughts, emotions and relationships can lead us into negative thinking and behaviour.
A busy working mother of two it was when chronic sleeplessness struck and left her exhausted and struggling to cope that Sophia started to not only look for the solution but to question what had caused her current, debilitating condition. She talks openly and honestly about her own experiences and about how we can all begin to understand our past, learn to put aside it’s baggage and look forwards to a lighter, brighter future.
Sophia’s solution is straightforward, if we learn how to be mindful with God, learn to ‘stay’ in his presence and change or develop our relationship with him we can find a lasting and effective solution to our everyday worries and ultimately discover peace.
The practice of mindfulness focuses on bringing our attention to the present moment and stilling our thoughts. It is now widely accepted as an important tool in controlling worry, depression and anxiety and in contributing to mental well-being and general health. Like all the best solutions it is simple but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Sophia guides us through the how and the why and leaves us with a clear understanding of how being mindful in the presence of God can be such a healing and liberating process. How important to our health and happiness learning how to ‘Stay’ can really be. Written with refreshing candour and insight this is a truly remarkable book.