Moments of Mindfulness: Daily Inspiration

Thich Nhat Hanh

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1937006468

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This beautifully designed gift book contains many of the best-loved inspirational quotations and passages from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Basic meditation instructions and messages of peace, love, insight, understanding, and compassion accompany two-color illustrations throughout, with blank pages for personal reflections and inspiration. Moments of Mindfulness is a perfect journal for spiritual exploration.

Moments of Mindfulness is intended to be used as a personal notebook or to simply read for everyday inspiration, and to help bring mindful practices and reflection to daily life. With beautiful details and design it makes a wonderful gift. Illustrations by Jenifer Kent.

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way to practice walking without a goal or intention.” Mindful walking simply means walking while being aware of each step and of our breath. As with mindful breathing, mindful walking is a form of meditation, which brings us happiness right away. Since no preparation is necessary, it can be practiced anywhere, whether you are alone in nature or with others in a crowded city. You can even practice mindful breathing and walking meditation in between business appointments or in the parking lot as

compassion and understanding. Compassion is the heart of our practice. It is only with compassion that we can embrace and transform violence. Only when we treat ourselves with compassion, can we begin to be free in the present moment. This is true in relationships between individuals as well as between nations. 17 Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings are simple, but they can create so much joy in our lives. By living mindfully, we’re filled with compassion for ourselves and those around us, and we can

meditation is like eating. With each step, we nourish our bodies and our spirit. When we walk with anxiety and sorrow, it is like we are eating junk food. The food of walking meditation should be of a higher quality. THIRTY Walk slowly. Don’t rush. Each step brings you to the best moment of your life, the present moment. T H I R T Y- O N E Understanding is the foundation of love. T H I R T Y-T W O True love takes a lot of courage because it is a commitment to help remove suffering and

Nhat Hanh emphasizes bringing mindfulness to what we tend to consider “automatic” activities, such as walking and breathing. Right Mindfulness is the continuous awareness of our bodies, emotions, and thoughts. In the Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness, the Buddha offers four layers of mindfulness practice: mindfulness of the body, of the emotions, of the mind, and of the objects of mind. Practicing mindfulness at each layer can be the foundation of well-being and happiness. When we

be truly in the present moment. Mindfulness helps us to come back to the here and now, to be aware of what is going on in the present moment, and to be in touch with the wonders of life. T h e S eve n M i r a c l e s o f M i n d f u l n e s s Thich Nhat Hanh describes seven “miracles” of mindfulness that we can experience every single day. The First Miracle is to be present and to touch deeply our surroundings, including the blue sky, a blade of grass, or a loved one’s smile. The Second Miracle

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