Peace Is Every Step: The Path Of Mindfulness In Everyday Life

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Random House Publishing Group | March 1, 1992 | Trade Paperback

Peace Is Every Step: The Path Of Mindfulness In Everyday Life is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 8.19 × 5.29 × 0.41 in

Published: March 1, 1992

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553351397

ISBN - 13: 9780553351392

Found in: New Age

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A vital book for those looking for peace of mind It is not an exaggeration to say that this book saved my life. I was in a very dark place, and my mind was racing with negative thoughts which I just couldn't seem to shake. A friend who had benefited from Peace Is Every Step when her mother died gave it to me, and I stayed up all night reading it. Thich Nhat Hahn shows us what few others in life do: how to put thoughts and feelings in their place and get in touch with the peaceful place deep inside where you have never been hurt, never felt want. An inspiring and freeing message. Do yourself a massive favour and read this important book.
Date published: 2010-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do yourself, your family, and your community a favour and read this book Wow. What an amazing little book full of such wise words. Truthfully, I have tried to read different Buddhism-inspired books from start to finish, but this is the first one that I was able to read from front to back with ease. Thich Nhat Hanh is a gentle teacher, with simple to understand wise words gracing every page. His message is clear: people need to live mindfully, fully aware in the present to live a full, peaceful, and compassionate life. Hanh supplies much helpful advice to start your own path, your own way to begin to live with mindfulness. Conscious breathing is central to Thich Hnat Hanh’s teaching. Use conscious breathing when meditating, washing dishes to driving the car to become fully present in every moment. This will bring you peace and clarity. Everything else will follow. Do yourself, family, and your community a favour, and pick up this little gem. I love it so much I bought a copy for my husband for Father’s Day; I know it’ll change his life as much as it has enriched mine
Date published: 2008-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, beautiful and profound. When I first became interested in Eastern Spirituality I read as many books as I could find. Most of them I found to be either purely academic or written by people who had not experienced the concepts they were explaining with such assumed authority. Then after about 5 or 6 years I came across Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh. It felt like deeply breathing in cool, clear, fresh air. The book is so simply written that at first you don’t notice the peace and calm that seeps into your being. This state of being is essential if spirituality is to be experiential rather than intellectual, knowledge rather than faith. Now 5 plus years after reading the book for the first time, I would still give this book to someone that is seeking, someone that is hurting or someone who feels lost.
Date published: 2005-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life-changing Advice This little book, written in the simplest terms, contains the greatest gift anyone can give you: "How to release yourself from all the 'noise' of life, and find peace in your real self." Of all the self-help books I have ever read it is the most understandable, and it could not be easier to practice the simple techniques this common sense down-to-earth book offers.
Date published: 2000-08-05

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Peace Is Every Step: The Path Of Mindfulness In Everyday Life

Peace Is Every Step: The Path Of Mindfulness In Everyday Life

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 8.19 × 5.29 × 0.41 in

Published: March 1, 1992

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553351397

ISBN - 13: 9780553351392

From the Publisher

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.

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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.
"This book of illuminating reminders bid us to reorient the way we look at the world...toward a humanitarian perspective." --"Publisher Weekly

About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, and peacemaker who was nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize. The author of many books, including Living Buddha, Living Christ, he lives in France in the monastic community known as Plum Village and lectures and gives retreats regularly in North America.

From Our Editors

In this modern spiritual classic, a world spiritual leader and Zen master shows how to adapt simple Zen principles for daily living and the way to peace--the first practical book on the subject since Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Peace Is Every Step offers ways to use everyday events--washing dishes, eating a meal, sitting in traffic--in the quest for peace and fulfillment