The Zen master and one of the world's most beloved teachers returns with a concise, practical guide to understanding and developing our most powerful inner resource - silence - to help us find happiness, purpose, and peace.
Many people embark on a seemingly futile search for happiness, running as if there is somewhere else to get to, when the world they live in is full of wonder. To be alive is a miracle. Beauty calls to us every day, yet we rarely are in the position to listen. To hear the call of beauty and respond to it, we need silence.
Silence shows us how to find and maintain our equanimity amid the barrage of noise. Thich Nhat Hanh guides us on a path to cultivate calm even in the most chaotic places. This gift of silence doesn't require hours upon hours of silent meditation or an existing practice of any kind. Through careful breathing and mindfulness techniques he teaches us how to become truly present in the moment, to recognize the beauty surrounding us, and to find harmony. With mindfulness comes stillness - and the silence we need to come back to ourselves and discover who we are and what we truly want, the keys to happiness and well-being.
©2015 Unified Buddhist Church (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
We never take the time to check in with ourselves and others, but from a compassionate place --treat yourself to something :)
I absolutely love anything by Thich Nhat Hanh. This narrator was not one of my favorites. when you're listening to stories about mindfulness, someone that talks quickly and sounds like they just want to finish the book is kind of sad. To speak of silence, slowing down and mindfulness but fast reading, didn't give a cohesive feeling. but great book.
Sit and hopefully you'll find the space of deep quiet stillness and silence. In thus space you'll find your true teacher, your essence, your true self. TNH shows you the way. Smile.
I needed to remember that love prevails! Words of Thitch Nhat Hanh never fails to bring me at the present moment.. It is not easy to overcome the habit energies when they surge but it sure is possible..
If you have a life where finding quiet time is a rarity, this book is for you. When every fibre in your body yearns for quiet and it just seems impossible, listen to this. Beatifully presented. listened to it twice now and it is definitely a book that you will return to on a regular basis.
very simple yet truly profound wisdom. The teachings in this book have really helped me appreciate the healing properties of space created by mindful silence and deep listening that our modern society lacks.
I love how this book breaks down the 4 different nutrients we take in , I also love the detailed observation on how useless mind babble and constantly running from true inner science perpetuates suffering , and how inner peace can permeate your being once true inner silence is obtained .. The space you leave really is just as important as the sound you make . Great read !!
"An excellent guide to the majesty of silence"
a beautiful book that will be a guiding light for many years to come!
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