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 resourceA??silenceA??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 stillnessA??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.
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by Thich Nhat Hanh
by Thich Nhat Hanh, Lilian Cheung
"Narrator Dan Woren adopts a conversational style to deliver Hanh's philosophy that happiness, peace, and well-being, favored by Buddhist monks, are found in the practice of silence--not silence as the absence of sound but as targeted listening that leads to the quieting of the mind. In a firm, evenly modulated tone, Woren guides listeners through Hanh's breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises into the "stillness" that the author considers a necessary aspect of silence. Hanh explores other characteristics of inner calm such as learning to listen for the sounds of leaves rustling in the wind, the wondrous sounds of birds chirping, and other sounds found in nature. Woren captures Hanh's practical and simple-to-implement guide, which teaches listeners the power of quiet and how to live in the present moment. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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