The practice of meditation, according to Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, is like the power of the sun, illuminating the areas of our life that dwell in darkness. Instead of suppressing anger, fear, and guilt, Hanh suggests that we should be mindful of these emotions, which will allow our natural patience and appreciation for life to unfold. Recorded during an intimate family retreat, The Art of Mindful Living presents Thich Nhat Hanh's practical, traditional gathas (teachings) that join ancient meditation practice with the challenges of the modern world. It includes step-by-step guides to meditation, breathing exercises, contemplation, and communication, opening our hearts and minds to the joyous wonder of tranquility and love.
Mindfulness being conscious and aware of yourself, others and your surrounding environment. taking time to pause, breathe, think, meditate and act in a controlled manner.
This is the first book from a series which enforces positive feelings and helps control negative emotions. It empowers children and teaches them nobody is perfect or better than anybody else. Your competition is with yourself - so you improve your past self and become better at being yourself only. Do not compare yourself with anybody else as we are all on different journeys in life. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and everyone is unique. We must remember though, we are all truly amazing!