The Power of Quiet in A World Full of Noise

Book - 2015
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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 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 stillness--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.

Publisher: New York : HarperOne, c2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062224699
Characteristics: 189 p. ; 22 cm


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Mar 30, 2018

"We spend a lot of time looking for happiness when the world right around us is full of wonder. To be alive and walk on the Earth is a miracle, and yet most of us are running as if there were some better place to go. There is beauty calling to us every day, every hour, but we are rarely in position to listen."

Feb 05, 2018

A nice and insightful book; the meditation exercises and mantras are simple and indubitably beneficial after only a single use. The notion of Radio NST (non stop thinking) is put to great use to get the book's message across.


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