Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Read Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life Online Free - 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 very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. For him 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 and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader already is—in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking a part—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 the reader to work for peace in the world as he or she continues to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the "mindless" into the mindFUL.

Title : Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
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ISBN : 0553351397
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 pages


Kris rated it ★★★★☆

September 23, 2012

[image error] Thich Nhat Hanh is a man who has lived his principles. Exiled from his native Vietnam for his active engagement in the peace movement as a Buddhist monk, he has lived in exile in France for years. He has an extraordinary bibliography of spiritual writing, from slim books to guide med...

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

September 09, 2007

I first read this book in college, when my friend Maran told me it was her favorite book ever. It's a little book, and I finished it quickly, and while I really liked it, not much of it stuck with me. It wasn't until I read it again that I realized how genius it really is. I'm never going to be a...

Jessaka rated it ★★★★☆

March 23, 2017

Peace is every step that you make when you take your brother's hand and give him a plate of food or a handful of clothing And the peace is there when you shelter him from the storm whether it is in his heart or on the land Peace is every step when you breathe in and when you breathe out not thinking of y...

laura rated it ★★★★☆

February 15, 2010

'when you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. you look into the reasons it is not doing well. it may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. you never blame the lettuce. yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. but i...

PlatKat rated it ★★★★☆

April 12, 2010

This book is full of beneficial guidelines for living a mindful, peaceful life and helping those around you do the same. Even if it confirms what you already know, it is a pleasurable read and a beautiful inspiration to actively appreciate the positive aspects of living. Like most other Buddhist w...

Maureen rated it ★★★★★

September 02, 2008

Some of Thich Nhat Hanh's writings are mostly informational, like Old Path, White Clouds, his biography of the Buddha. Others, like this book, are meant to be experienced. In each short section of this book, Thich Nhat Hanh tells a story, or seeks to describe an experience to which the reader may...

Gretchen rated it ★★★☆☆

August 01, 2007

I can't tell if he sounds "pop" because pop-buddism followed him or if he is advocating "buddism lite." He ideas are certainly beautiful and his personal history is amazing (though a few less references by his followers to his nomination for a nobel peace prize would be welcome). My problem comes...

Gauri rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2017

Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who led the effort towards peace during the Vietnam war, and has worked for many years in other countries to help refugees and to spread his philosophy of peace. In this book, he speaks about the individual's journey towards inner peace. He maintains that to ach...

Max rated it ★★★☆☆

August 25, 2014

In the beginning of my studying of Buddhism, I quickly came to appreciate Hanh as a wise Buddhist Monk. I've watched many of his video interviews and lectures. This was the first book of his that I read. I was excited at first to begin reading and learning, but quickly I realized that this wasn't...

Larry rated it ★★★☆☆

June 16, 2016

I am not much of one for mindfulness and meditation. But this audible book contains some beautiful language and suggestions about how to live life. It is something to be aware of your breathing in and breathing out. It is something to be aware that everything is part of everything else. The book...

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