Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise
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 resource—silence—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...more
My favorite of all the Thich Nhat Hanh work I have read.
3 mindful breaths truly can change everything.
I recommend this highly to anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired (unfulfilled, stuck, apart from their true nature).
One thing to know about his books is that he frequently uses the same material in multiple books, told in slightly different ways. These anecdotes and the related bits of wisdom are combined to form a rough narrative around the topic - e.g. "Fidelity" has a lot in common with "The Art of Communicating" and "True Love", though "The Art of Communicating" is a ...more
His thoughts on suffering, have reminded me about the ...more
Here's how I fill my time if I'm home and have a few extra minutes: I check my iPhone, put on the radio, grab a magazine, play a song on the piano, make tea, check the time, check Facebook, then Twitter, then Instagram, then maybe Facebook again. I get by.
Shame on me.
A New York Times ...more
"Realize that silence comes from your heart and not from the absence of talk."
"To fully experience this life as a human being, we all need to connect with our desire to realize something larger than our individual selves. This can be motivation enough to change our ways so we can find relief from the noise that fills our heads."
"With the act of breathing in mindfully, you go inside. Your body is breathing; and your body is your home. In each breath, you can come home to yourself."
In “Silence", Thich Nhat Hanh brings our attention ...more
Let me rant for a moment. Our social media and smart phones have turned our society into an insecure narcissistic culture that constantly needs ...more
Hanh discusses the trials of our age with straightforward reflection, without judgement. He points out that our constant need to be stimulated is rooted in fear, and this constant stimulation is disconnecting us from life.
His writing is in beautifully simple language, as he dissects what ...more