Peace Is Every Step

Peace Is Every Step

The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Book - 1992
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1992, c1991
Edition: Bantam trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780553351392
Call Number: 294.3444 N4993pe 1992
Characteristics: xv, 134 p. ; 21 cm


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Jul 11, 2018

I read this for the "a book on theology" part of my 2018 reading challenge. I enjoyed it more than I expected, it had a lot of good advise about breathing and awareness of your surroundings.

Apr 23, 2016

Very good. Very easy to read / good for a 'refresher' when you don't have time for a long read. You can read a 'subject' or two, feel refreshed and go on about your activities until the next 'read'.

Jul 26, 2013

Teaches the path to peace, and attaining wisdom. The book is intuitively written. A pleasure to read.

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. EA 220 H 1991

Jan 25, 2013

Lovely. Have taken to mindful breathing on the metro bus each morning. This was a nice introduction.

Oct 16, 2010

One of my all time favourite books to turn to when I'm feeling blue. Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the leading authors on living a peaceful and meaningful life through mindfulness. This insightful book is full of universal wisdom.


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