Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child
Just felt like pointing out though, that some sentences may sound uncomfortable or might encourage people to put the book down. I refer to some parts in the first chapters where Thich Nhat Hahn talks lightly about suffering, that it is "fine" and that you can "just" bathe your suffering in thoughts of light and everything will become alright. Ofcourse it is not as easy in real life as it sounds. Thankfully, this is acknowledged by ...more
A book that ...more
I look forward to reading another one of his books to further my insight into Mindful Breathing (Peace is in Ev ...more
Allergies can be a form of mental illness? Um, no, dude. You can fuck right off with that noise.
When I decided this book was not for me I spent a bit of time going through the remainder of the unread text just to be sure I wouldn't be missing out on something potentially useful. In short, there is nothing here that isn't also said in so very many other buddhist-oriented texts. It's nothing new. The way this material is presented however, I found to be problematic, & expect that to be especial...more
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches how to first heal so that we can release suffering and then once we can do that we can help others who suffer. It’s all about love and compassion but not in a co-dependent way. He is not asking us to be martyrs or help others at the expen ...more
How can you get in touch with that child and take care of him in such a way that you become what you want to be?
The most important reflection of the book "Prendre soin de l'enfant intérieur" by Thich Nhat Hanh for me has been that we are the architects of our destiny, but not only that, we have designed who we are, the experiences we are living.
It is amazing what we could do if we chan ...more
"When people are aware of the suffering that comes from political oppression, from injustice in society, when they can really see these things, they'll be able to stop what they're doing and help others to stop in order to go in a different direction - one which will not destroy our planet. Our awareness brings about our anxiety and anguish. But if we know how to use that awareness, that mindfulness, we'll be able to see that state we're in. We'll ...more
All in all, love this teacher and would recommend everything he writes, especially to those wanting a very easy-to-read ...more
I liked the testimonial letters. They are at the end, and I would like to have at first to engage with the reader. It helps to change your mind about life, but the reader needs to be open mind if the spiritual word doesn’t mean anything to you. I don’t fully understand or agree with each word but I understand the concept and translate it to my world. Probably a more spiritual person will give a 5 to the book and a complete material person a 0. So, the b ...more
Highly recommended. ...more
Thick Naht Hanh in his book “ Reconciliation : Healing the Inner Child” gives one the hope that through the diligence of mind and spirit working in deep ways we can come to terms with who and what we are. An excellent guide for those looking to live in joy and peace with self and others.