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Peace Is Every Step

The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Written by: Thich Nhat Hanh
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Self-Help, Motivational
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In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. A ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "mindfulness" - the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality. The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.

Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries, meditations, personal anecdotes, and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the listener already is - in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking - and shows how deep meditative presence is available now. Nhat Hanh provides exercises to increase our awareness of our own body and mind through conscious breathing, which can bring immediate joy and peace. Nhat Hanh also shows how to be aware of relationships with others and of the world around us, its beauty and also its pollution and injustices.

The deceptively simple practices of Peace Is Every Step encourage listeners to work for peace in the world as they continue to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the "mindless" into the mindful.

©1991 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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very inspiring and easy to follow

This book is both spiritually profound and very practical. The reader is given examples of how to generate inner peace in daily life as well as insights into the true nature of existence.

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  • jam
  • 2018-01-14

well done and enjoyable

the narrator stands out as her appropriate. most narrators ruin the experience. This one suitsvthe work.

the content is wonderful and offers wonderful insights and ideas from making our way through the human expeirence peacefully and considerately. There are many sage pieces of valuable wisdom in this book.

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  • Jeff
  • 2016-02-03

Great approach to mindfulness

Would you consider the audio edition of Peace Is Every Step to be better than the print version?

I actually think this would be a great book to have in print. Everything is broken into small sections, so I could see myself bookmarking various pages, highlighting things, and then referring back to them often

What was one of the most memorable moments of Peace Is Every Step?

Overall I liked how the book was formatted. Small mini paragraphs that focused on mindfulness in various aspects of everyday life

Which scene was your favorite?

I really enjoyed the section where he talked about 'interbeing' and how everything is related to everything else

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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This is a book I can see myself going back to many times in the future. Full of great life advice, tidbits of wisdom, learned knowledge, and general advice on living a more mindful existence and being a better person. Great for people who are just becoming interested in mindfulness and meditation as well as for people more familiar with the topic. A must have addition to anyone's library

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  • Nina
  • 2016-04-30

Perfect on all counts

Thich Nhat Han is always without peer, but this isn't always true of Audible narrators. Mr. Ballerina was perfect as the narrator. His voice is mature, natural, and warm.

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  • Linda
  • 2015-06-25

Be still and look more deeply into things

Where does Peace Is Every Step rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

For where I am in my journey it is tops

What other book might you compare Peace Is Every Step to and why?

'The Power of Now' present moment awareness

Have you listened to any of Edoardo Ballerini’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't. I love his gentle approach, he is obviously one with the text

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me smile

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  • Gianluca Fontana
  • 2016-06-06

Honestly I was expecting more

What disappointed you about Peace Is Every Step?

This is not a bad book, if you never read anything about meditation it's a great way to start but I would definitely not rate it 5 stars as most people did. The book could have been shortened quite a bit (and it's already short). I think the narrator did a good job and it's not his fault if the book could have had a richer content. I think it's not very helpful when people rate everything 5 stars and in this case the average rating of the book in my opinion is exaggerated

Would you ever listen to anything by Thich Nhat Hanh again?

no

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment, but I had high expectations

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  • Maven
  • 2016-04-07

A pleasant read

Thich Nhat Hanh presents a simple book which is vry easy to read and listen. The only caveat to this book is that it lacks depth. For those with a deep, inquisitive mind, I recommend "Conversations with a Mystic" by Sadhguru and Cheryl Simone.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2015-05-31

A true jewel in the lotus.

Beautiful poetry for the heart. How to walk mindfully in daily life. The path to freedom and truth.

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  • Gitte
  • 2016-04-20

Must read

Everyone should read this book at least once in their life. sooner rather than later.

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  • Kathryn Kempf
  • 2015-10-13

forever thankful ...

this Thich was timeless and forever. pertinent now, then, and evermore. I was a little shocked that this was written in 1991 and yet applicable to all our days since. narrator was very good. PEACE

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  • King Midas
  • 2015-11-12

Peace is with you.

Thank you for a pleasant time. I enjoyed this book on a plane from LAX to ATL. Peace.

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  • Julie
  • 2016-11-20

Wow! Just what we need to hear right now!

Concrete loving the steps to make our world a more peaceful starting with a peaceful heart

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