tao of chi, January 8, 2012 (view all comments by tao of chi)
Any book that begins by welcoming you to the world and reminding you of what a privilege it is to simply be alive--well, that was enough for me to get out of bed.
The sincerity of Thich Nhat Hahn cuts through the usual "that's fine for someone to say something like this, but life is tough..." resistance to other mindfulness books. TNH practices what he preaches, and more than that, he doesn't preach: his views are practical, accessible, and so totally rooted in his life. Part of me knows that whether we pick up the book isn't important--he'll carry on just fine without us.
His suggestion that walking is massaging the surface of the earth... Wow. Simple enough to make you think a bit whenever you're running for the train.
A gem, a classic, a faithful guide.
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