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5,0 sur 5 étoilesMindfulness for Angry Skeptics
17 janvier 2018 - Publié sur Amazon.com
I picked up another of Thich Nhat Hanh's books some time ago. "How to Love." I couldn't stand it. When I saw this title, however, I said, "That sounds a bit more like me." I was right. If you are, like me, a cantankerous misanthrope who has no patience for anybody else's nonsense to the degree that you get angry at yourself for the amount of time you spend irritated over pointless minutia, this is where you start. The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are real, but for me, the mental habits that give you access to those benefits are so foreign they might as well have originated on Mars. This book, however, is exactly right for translating meditative/mindful thinking into angry person thinking and back again to help we the habitually furious learn how to calm ourselves down when anger is making us miserable.
5,0 sur 5 étoilesPerhaps the most beautiful book I've ever read.
20 octobre 2018 - Publié sur Amazon.com
I find myself returning to this book again and again, and each time I find it more relevant and profound. Hanh uses deceptively simple language and so makes it easy to understand his interpretation of Buddhism, but one must not mistake the simplicity for a lack of depth.
Applying Hanh's mindfulness to my life has made me a calmer, more compassionate person. For example, like many people, I am naturally prone to retaliate against hurtful comments by slinging more hurtful comments in the aggressor's direction. But, as Hanh convincingly explains, hurting someone—even in retaliation—harms oneself more than it harms the intended target, and it certainly harms the relationship as a whole. One must instead look to others with compassion to understand their own suffering. When one realizes that they, too, are suffering, one no longer feels the need to harm them. If you have an attitude of compassion and understanding, you will improve the lives of everyone around you—including yourself.
This is merely one of the many beautiful teachings to be found in this wonderful book, and Hanh explains them all better than I can. I implore you to read it for yourself and think deeply about how you can apply the lessons of mindfulness and compassion to your own life. It has been one of the best things I've ever done.
5,0 sur 5 étoilesGuidance through conflict from a venerable monk.
8 octobre 2017 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Thick Nhat Hahn has a talent for writing in a simple way that connects the heart to the mind. Most of the words in this volume you can find in his other books, yet the most powerful truths are the simplest, and do not diminish through repetition. Can non monks benefit from the wisdom of a monk? Somewhat. Perhaps to a non-monk some of this advice seems too passive and self sacrificing? Nonetheless, to reinforce the ideas of self love, self care, open dialogue and peaceful resolution is always worth it even if some situations in life need to be fought for and the non-violent approach is too privileged to be appropriate in today’s times of economic inequality and corporate spin doctoring.
5,0 sur 5 étoilesgood for meditation and calming the spirit
11 février 2018 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Its really about how not to fight, or maybe how to fight while keeping your integrity. I read snip its of it every day. It is incredibly meditative. I enjoy all the books in the series. This one is especially useful when I know I am going to meetings that can become adversarial.