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Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life Paperback – March 1, 1992
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Thich Nhat Hanh's writing is deceptive in its subtlety. He'll go on and on with stories about tree-hugging or metaphors involving raw potatoes; he'll tell you how to eat mindfully, even how to breathe and walk; he'll suggest looking closely at a flower and to see the sun as your heart. As the Zen teacher Richard Baker commented, however, Nhat Hanh is "a cross between a cloud, a snail, and piece of heavy machinery." Sooner or later, it begins to sink in that Nhat Hanh is conveying a depth of psychology and a world outlook that require nothing less than a complete paradigm shift. Through his cute stories and compassionate admonitions, he gradually builds up to his philosophy of interbeing, the notion that none of us is separately, but rather that we inter-are. The ramifications are explosive. How can we mindlessly and selfishly pursue our individual ends, when we are inextricably bound up with everyone and everything else? We see an enemy not as focus of anger but as a human with a complex history, who could be us if we had the same history. Suffice it to say, that after reading Peace Is Every Step, you'll never look at a plastic bag the same way again, and you may even develop a penchant for hugging trees. --Brian Bruya
Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Buddhist Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader already is (kitchen, office, driving a car, walking in a park) 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. Through deceptively simple practices, Peace Is Every Step encourages 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. Peace Is Every Step is a useful, and necessary, addition to any Buddhist studies or self-help reference shelf. -- Midwest Book Review
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I have almost come to view this book as a kind friend. It is a book I know I will read again and again and continue to benefit from its wisdom. I would enthusiastically recommend it to anyone and everyone, especially those who are looking for guidance in living a more mindful, peaceful life.
Being a zen buddhist munk Thich Nhat Hanh shares great clarity and insight with simplicity and humility to kindly remind us all that in spite of differences we are not enemies by nature. We are interconnected flawed beings and the only way to heal our flaws and the suffering they sustain is by taking responsibility for your inner life. By embracing the dirt inside yourself as a vital medium for inner growth you plant a seed to forgive yourself and others. By healing yourself you take an active part in healing the outer world as well.
The key is practicing mindfull awareness. In a very down to earth fashion Thich Nhat Hahn provides specific simple pointers as well as lessons of the universe. He gently guides the reader towards greater understanding of what meditation is all about and ultimately a greater appreciation of life itself. It all starts by learning how to love your true self beyond your ego as this true self is a vital, inter-connected part of this world and it's beings.
I am in deep gratitude for the healing words and kind guidance of Thich Nhat Hahn. I can heartfully recommend the fundamentals of the mindfull practices recommended in this book. I find it to be working although I often slip due to my 'old programming'. It does not matter that much though so rather than complaining I simply do my best to practice. I breathe, smile and slowly walk the path my life of knowing I am doing good to myself and those around me when being present.
The writing may at times appear simplistic but the truth running beneath the words is undeniable and the seeds of self patience and tolerance will sprout within you if you embrace his teaching.
Buy this gem - read it with an open mind. I am grateful I did.
Just a note... It might sound kinda hokey and weird when you first start reading it. But give it a chance. Seriously.
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