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In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. A ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "mindfulness" - the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality. The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.

Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries, meditations, personal anecdotes, and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the listener already is - in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking - and shows how deep meditative presence is available now. Nhat Hanh provides exercises to increase our awareness of our own body and mind through conscious breathing, which can bring immediate joy and peace. Nhat Hanh also shows how to be aware of relationships with others and of the world around us, its beauty and also its pollution and injustices.

The deceptively simple practices of Peace Is Every Step encourage listeners to work for peace in the world as they continue to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the "mindless" into the mindful.

©1991 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great approach to mindfulness

Would you consider the audio edition of Peace Is Every Step to be better than the print version?

I actually think this would be a great book to have in print. Everything is broken into small sections, so I could see myself bookmarking various pages, highlighting things, and then referring back to them often

What was one of the most memorable moments of Peace Is Every Step?

Overall I liked how the book was formatted. Small mini paragraphs that focused on mindfulness in various aspects of everyday life

Which scene was your favorite?

I really enjoyed the section where he talked about 'interbeing' and how everything is related to everything else

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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This is a book I can see myself going back to many times in the future. Full of great life advice, tidbits of wisdom, learned knowledge, and general advice on living a more mindful existence and being a better person. Great for people who are just becoming interested in mindfulness and meditation as well as for people more familiar with the topic. A must have addition to anyone's library

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Perfect on all counts

Thich Nhat Han is always without peer, but this isn't always true of Audible narrators. Mr. Ballerina was perfect as the narrator. His voice is mature, natural, and warm.

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Be still and look more deeply into things

Where does Peace Is Every Step rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

For where I am in my journey it is tops

What other book might you compare Peace Is Every Step to and why?

'The Power of Now' present moment awareness

Have you listened to any of Edoardo Ballerini’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't. I love his gentle approach, he is obviously one with the text

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me smile

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Honestly I was expecting more

What disappointed you about Peace Is Every Step?

This is not a bad book, if you never read anything about meditation it's a great way to start but I would definitely not rate it 5 stars as most people did. The book could have been shortened quite a bit (and it's already short). I think the narrator did a good job and it's not his fault if the book could have had a richer content. I think it's not very helpful when people rate everything 5 stars and in this case the average rating of the book in my opinion is exaggerated

Would you ever listen to anything by Thich Nhat Hanh again?

no

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment, but I had high expectations

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A pleasant read

Thich Nhat Hanh presents a simple book which is vry easy to read and listen. The only caveat to this book is that it lacks depth. For those with a deep, inquisitive mind, I recommend "Conversations with a Mystic" by Sadhguru and Cheryl Simone.

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Another Beauty

Another beautiful book by Thich Nhat Hanh. Very well read with an abundance of beautiful meaning and inspiration.

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Wow! Just what we need to hear right now!

Concrete loving the steps to make our world a more peaceful starting with a peaceful heart

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A true jewel in the lotus.

Beautiful poetry for the heart. How to walk mindfully in daily life. The path to freedom and truth.

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Must read

Everyone should read this book at least once in their life. sooner rather than later.

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forever thankful ...

this Thich was timeless and forever. pertinent now, then, and evermore. I was a little shocked that this was written in 1991 and yet applicable to all our days since. narrator was very good. PEACE

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  • 01-27-19

listened to it twice and plan to again

A truly beautiful book. so much wisdom. A wonderful experience to listen to. I feel very blessed to have come by your teachings. My wish would be that the whole world could be so open to the beauty of such a peaceful practice. With lots of gratitude, thank you 🧘‍♀️

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  • Mrs TD Maguire
  • 07-02-17

Thought provoking

Peace is every step
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Thought provoking.very spiritual in every word.
and life enhancing.
James maguire

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  • phil h
  • 03-01-17

Beautiful words

Beautiful and inspirational. Well read and a compass for life. If only the world could live by these words the suffering of humanity would be less and the world a more peaceful place.

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  • 05-20-20

A lot of insight which makes you calm and peaceful

Narrated in a way that makes you already feel calm. You get insight in emotions and feelings so you can deal with them better.

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  • MR A I LEWANDOWSKI
  • 06-16-19

Very much nurturing .

I loved this book , whit it's kind writer and reader too. Helped me think deeper about things in life. I shall repeat the listening time to time to hear every time more from it.

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  • SuziTHealth
  • 01-09-17

Peace Always

This eloquently narrated little gem contains everything to feel the simplicity of peace moment by moment. In a step...smile...breath...Each time I listen, I experience further insights and depth. As a success coach-free spirit with an extended family, this is the perfect balancing that feels balm to my soul.

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  • Mazza
  • 05-20-21

Great until the end

I found this to be packed full of wisdom within the first 2 Chapters - however, I found myself growing a little dismayed within the final chapter. It just massively lacked the profound effect of the rest of the book. I will be looking at other books by this author, but this one didn’t manage to hold my interest throughout unfortunately. The narrator did a great job though, and I found listening to his voice to suit the tone of the book well.

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  • Alan
  • 10-19-21

Relaxing

This was an eye opening relaxing interesting book I have already gone and got some more books by him

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  • J. Higginson
  • 10-17-21

So much goodness

unsurprisingly another phenomenal book from Thich Nhat Hanh. The narrator has a lovely voice that is incredibly relaxing but also engaging, and a pleasant accent.
This beautiful book is great for listening to over and over whenever you feel stressed

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  • Jade
  • 10-02-21

My new favorite - Wisdom in every sentence

I watched a documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh a few years back, I've heard his name multiple times but frankly never came across any of his work before hand. I remember I found the documentary "funny": the snippets of his teaching, the quotes from his poem, the practices in Plum Village. I remember I thought it was, for the lack of a better word, rather bs. But I came across this book this year, in a different time, with a different context, but above all, a readiness to open and accept the ideas.
Beautifully written, not because there are fancy 5 syllable words, but because of the sheer simplicity fitted for the masses, and pure wisdom, in every single sentence.
I especially like the concept of inter-being. "We inter-are with one another and with all life." So well-explained, so strangely easy to understand yet easily oversighted.
The last part with the 14 Precept of the order of Interbeing is something that I will probably deep dive and research more critically on, at a 1st glance I'm not sure I can agree on the surface level of a few points.
All in all, I don't think I have understood the depth of this just yet, but I'm sure I will definitely reach for this book again and again.

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  • Deanna
  • 12-05-16

The most imporant thing I have read.

This book. Every day. Well read and so inspiring. Very well explained and beautifully told.

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  • Rika Ong
  • 10-08-21

Love it!

The book that I will listen over and over again. A good reminder to self that living in peace mindfully is important.

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  • Honour S.
  • 10-19-21

Excellent!

This came at the right time. Am doing the practices and am very grateful for these teachings.

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  • MickFromOz
  • 10-02-21

very impressive

very impressive and enlightening. Very calming for the soul. Soul food at its best, Namaste