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The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World Paperback – 5 November 2018
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'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?'
The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships, in a beautiful book combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations. Haemin Sunim's simple messages speak directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down.
Hugely popular in Korea, Haemin Sunim is a Zen meditation teacher whose teachings transcend religion, borders and ages. With insight and compassion drawn from a life full of change, the bestselling monk succeeds at encouraging all of us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
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About Haemin Sunim
HAEMIN SUNIM is one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers and writers in the world. Born in South Korea and educated at Berkeley, Harvard, and Princeton, he received formal monastic training in Korea and taught Buddhism at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. He is one of the most influential monks in the world, with 1.8 million followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Haemin lives in Seoul when not travelling to share his teachings.
Universal truths, beautifully expressed, lovingly illustrated -- Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World'
Ingeniously simple tips from a zen monk that'll boost your mood, career - and relationships ― Daily Mail
Offers practical advice on everything from handling setbacks to relationships. Best for reclaiming your zen ― Stylist
Taking time is Sunim's thing. He's a Buddhist monk who has become internationally famous for it. Written in response to requests for advice on social media, [The Things You Can See] directly addresses problems facing people around the world -- John-Paul Flintoff ― Guardian
Full of insightful and practical advice-and wonderfully portable, like a daily guidebook. I read it with great interest -- Bhante Gunaratana, author of 'Mindfulness in Plain English'
Haemin Sunim has offered us a remarkable gift, a compendium of practical wisdom. It is accessible brilliance -- Allan Lokos, founder and guiding teacher, Community Meditation Center, NYC; author of 'Through the Flames', 'Patience', and 'Pocket Peace'
A remarkable guide to how to live a life of unpretentious authenticity and compassionate engagement. In Haemin Sunim's brief essays and aphorisms, the insights of Buddhism have fully become the stuff of life itself -- Robert Buswell, Director of Buddhist Studies, UCLA
This book is wonderful-straight from the heart of a wise, kind teacher. Written simply and with gentle humor, it will help you find lasting happiness in a changing world -- Rick Hanson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of 'Buddha’s Brain' and 'Hardwiring Happiness'
Loving, practical, and kind, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down is a beautiful reminder of the rewards of living wisely -- Jack Kornfield, bestselling author of 'A Path with Heart' and 'The Wise Heart'
Filled with gems of wisdom, this book will lift up your heart and enliven your spirit -- Tara Brach, author of 'Radical Acceptance' and 'True Refuge'
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down proves what the Wise have always taught: As goes our attention, so comes our experience. The more we attend to living in the present moment, the richer becomes our experience of it . . . and of our own higher possibilities -- Guy Finley, bestselling author of 'The Secret of Letting Go'
Perfect for readers looking for a respite from busy lives and tumultuous times . . . Sunim evokes a calm assuredness in his philosophy, reminiscent of Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran ― Publishers Weekly
Haemin Sunim's book has a place in my backpack now. When I read it at the coffee shop, my coffee break becomes a meditation break. At bedtime, it brings me peace. And in the morning it inspires me -- Joseph Emet, author of 'Finding the Blue Sky' and 'Buddha’s Book of Meditation'
I believe this elegant book will help heal a river of grief that runs through our entire nation, just below the surface, everywhere I go. People ache for time with those they love, with friends and family, with nature. My hope is that everyone who opens this book will immediately find some passage, some way into a secret garden of slow time, where things of great beauty and truth grow, and blossom, in effortless abundance. It is a glorious refuge -- a timely, welcome escape from the pervasive trance of ordinary, relentlessly productive time -- Wayne Muller, bestselling author of 'Sabbath' and 'A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough'
Wonderful . . . They read almost like haikus -- Lakshmi Singh ― All Things Considered (NPR)
About the Author
Chi-Young Kim is the translator of the New York Times bestselling Korean novel Please Look After Mom and the Korean contemporary classic The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly. She lives in Los Angeles.
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- Publisher : Penguin Life (5 November 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0241340667
- ISBN-13 : 978-0241340660
- Item Weight : 435 g
- Dimensions : 12.6 x 2 x 17.8 cm
- Generic Name : BOOK
- Best Sellers Rank: #381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Aren’t we just running to want more?
We never enjoy the journey but we are always on the hurry to reach the final destination and this brings all the frustration, the depression when actually we can save ourselves if we reflect upon the path, we meet some amazing souls, go by some of the most scenic views, heal because of the natural music of birds, smile a little wider because of the cute fur balls and go ahead in life like the free flowing water of the river one day at a time. .
The things you will see when you slow down is a perfect reminder for us, it makes you realise that the best of experiences are free and can only be experienced if you are at peace with yourself.. !
@nakuulmehta thank you super much for sharing what you read, it’s because of you I could start my 2019 with this masterpiece.
@haemin_sunim thanks for the things you will see when you slow down ♥️
By Richa on 8 August 2019
This book is exactly what you need in those times. There are different chapters about different things like Love, Life, Future, Relationships, Spirituality, Passion etc.
The author starts each chapter with his own real life experiences followed by his quotations.
It's a great book. You don't have to read it at one go. You can pick up a certain page or a certain chapter depending upon the situation you're facing.
Also, it has drawings after each chapter that resonates with the wordings.
The writing is beautiful and so is the quality of the paper, print and cover design. The art is simple yet touching. There's a certain childlike innocence in this book that comes across very clearly and when coupled with wisdom makes for a memorable read.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 December 2020