Peace of Mind: Becoming Fully Present by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

We can’t heal with our minds by myself. considering will be anything effective and inventive, yet with no integrating physique and brain, a lot of our considering is dead and unproductive. In Peace of Mind, Zen grasp Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that integrating physique and brain is the single solution to be absolutely alive in each one second, with no getting misplaced in our recommendations whereas jogging, cooking, using, and going approximately our daily lives. purely through cultivating a conscious physique and an embodied brain will we be totally alive. Bringing jointly old knowledge and modern considering, Thich Nhat Hanh says it's like and software—if you don't have either, you can't do anything.

Peace of Mind offers a beginning for starting mindfulness practices and realizing the foundations of mind/body information. by means of studying how our actual physique and brain are inseparable in developing our personal perceptions and reports we will be able to start to belief and nourish our skill to create future health.

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Breathing out, I feel joy. We lose ourselves in our work, in our worries, and we can’t see the wonders of life. Now we’re returning and we’re in touch with the clear air, the cup of tea, the flowers and grass, with the wonderful planet Earth. We see that we have two eyes and two ears that allow us to be in touch with those wonders. Joy comes easily. 6. Happiness The sixth exercise is to produce a feeling of happiness. Happiness is possible here and now. You need only to breathe in for a 63 Finding Peace few seconds and you become enlightened about the fact that it’s possible to be happy right away.

Lie down on your back with your arms at your sides. Make yourself comfortable. Allow your body to relax. Be aware of the floor beneath you . . and of the contact of your body with the floor. ) Allow your body to sink into the floor. ) 40 Peace of Mind Become aware of your breathing, in and out. Be aware of your abdomen rising and falling as you breathe in and out. ) Rising . . falling . . rising . . falling. ) Breathing in, bring your awareness to your eyes. Breathing out, allow your eyes to relax.

Recognizing Painful Feelings When a painful feeling or emotion arises, recognize and embrace it tenderly without the desire to suppress it. Breathing in, I’m aware of a painful feeling in me. Breathing out, I’m aware of a painful feeling in me. This is the practice of simple recognition of the painful feeling that is arising. There is the energy of pain, but there is also the energy of mindfulness that is embracing the pain. Those who don’t know how to practice allow the pain to overwhelm them or they try to run away from the pain by bringing in something else to cover up the painful feeling.

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