August 13 2015:
Ask for help and you shall receive …
Thomas got angry the other night and it was spilling out of him in unkind ways. He asked me for help in getting past the moment and was not liking anything I suggested. It was time for our nightly reading and “A Pebble for Your Pocket” is what we are currently reading.
I opened to where we had stopped the night before and this is where we were to begin again, “When We Are Angry”. Thomas stopped me after reading the title and halfway through the first sentence and said that I had chosen that on purpose. “No, Thomas, I did not. This is where we stopped last night. You asked for help and here it is.”
I felt his energy shift just from hearing this. He was glued to the entire section. May you be open to receive the answers you ask for too! LOVE!! xoxo
Touching Peace – practicing the art of mindful living
Transforming our Compost – one of the chapter titles in the book. Sums it up! Specific, practical instructions ar given for extending our meditation practice into our daily lives.
I’ve not read a Thich Nhat Hanh book I didn’t love. Good stuff.
April 29 2018:
Silence – The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise
I get incredibly much from all of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books. Of all I’ve read, they carry the similar thread of mindfulness and experiencing silence.
I really enjoy the stories he shares throughout this book and all of his books. Reading this now is what reminded me of the concept of mindful walking and breathing that he puts forth … taking one step for each in breath and one step for each out breath.
After being reminded of it in this book, I incorporated it into my walks. Here’s the post I made about that …. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156408782591584&set=rpd.681171583&type=3&theater
Loved this book!!
June 17 2017:
Wonderful Thich Nhat Hanh book with everyday mindfulness and meditation practices.
From washing your face, eating breakfast, and brushing your teeth, simple and easy reminders to bring one back to the present moment. I’ve also read this one out loud to Thomas and Lillian.
I greatly enjoy all of Thich Nhat Hanh’s book. Always easy to read. No deep, philosophical points to get lost in. Simple and easy.
… excerpts from the book:
“Waking up this morning, I smile.
Twenty-four brand-new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully each moment
and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”
Following the Breath
Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment,
I know this is a wonderful moment.