The Roots of Mindfulness by Andrew Olendzki
One of the most intelligent texts I have read in a while. Like a poised technician, Olendzki takes apart the most complex processes responsible for our habits of self-making and world-building.
Rooted in Buddhist psychology, Olendzki's text sheds light on the mechanisms that result in perpetual suffering. Not only does he point out what is wrong with these unconscious patterns (also reflected in our neurobiological 'fight, flight or frieze' responses), but he also offers the medicine of mindfulness as the method for cultivating the cognitive and behavioral changes that produce sustainable happiness.