So clearly I haven’t totally taken to heart the teachings of this book, as I’m currently writing this review in a loud Starbucks with Grey’s Anatomy playing on Hulu in the background.
This delightful, brief book on how to really be present is written by Vietnamese Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh, who you may have heard of before. It’s not meant to be a comprehensive introduction to Buddhism; instead it provides guidance on ways to find the happiness in life. Ways to be more present in our lives.
There are so many parts of this book that really spoke to me, and that I’m trying to take to heart. But I feel like this book can have such individual impacts on folks that pulling out any one quote won’t do it justice. If you’re looking for ways to be more present in your life, and you’re open to a spiritual approach, I think that this could be a good place to start.