The new publishing house February Books, a spin-off of the February Partners P.R. firm, has a title coming out soon that offers life lessons from Barack Obama's "mindfulness," tapping into a sense of Obama as a transcendent leader that was most thoroughly felt in the fall of 2008.
February's Gretchen Crary emailed BuzzFeed today:
I am so pleased to be able to tell you about OBAMA KARMA: Lessons on Living Inspired by the 44th President, the first book published by February Books. A copy should have arrived on your desk last week.
With the upcoming election, President Obama is once again at the forefront of public attention. Through a turbulent first term, he has remained even-tempered and level-headed, a truly diplomatic and above all emotionally intelligent leader. Obama possesses a rare mastery of emotions - a mastery that author Russell Razzaque says we can all learn if we try.
In Obama Karma, Dr. Razzaque identifies periods of Obama's life that serve as "teachable moments," showing how mindfulness - a state of attentiveness and living in the moment- can help overcome the forces that sabotage our relationships, our careers, and our spiritual health.
Dr. Razzaque is an expert on mindfulness as well as an attentive observer of American politics. He is uniquely positioned to identify the qualities that give our President such global appeal. Obama Karma outlines a series of easy lessons with short meditations to help readers learn mindfulness on their own, with guided audio meditations from the author.
I hope you will take a moment from your busy schedule to read this unique new book that melds politics and psychology in a deeply personal way.
I wish you only good Karma!