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"Is it the world that's busy, or is it 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 relationships and loved ones, in a beautiful book combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations. Even as we speed toward what comes next, Haemin Sunim's messages of encouragement 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.
Overwhelmingly popular in his native Korea, Haemin Sunim is a spiritual leader whose teachings transcend religions and borders and resonate with people of all ages. With insight and compassion drawn from a life full of change, he shows, as millions have seen, he succeeds at encouraging all of us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.
Sunim, a Korean Buddhist monk educated in America, confronts life's challenges in this practical book, which has sold more than three million copies in Korea. In mostly six- or seven-line stanzas, Sunim presents his philosophy on well-being and happiness in eight areas: rest, mindfulness, passion, relationships, love, life, the future, and spirituality. Using modern colloquial language for concrete examples, he explains that when we slow down, we are no longer tangled with our own thoughts and pain. Much of Sunim's wisdom is common sense: learn from mistakes; build in some personal time in your relationship with your loved one. He also offers insightful observations: the world has never complained about how busy it is, so it is we who are too busy; love is real once you stop trying so hard; it's important to let children know that it's okay to fail. Sunim evokes a calm assuredness in his philosophy, reminiscent of Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran, whose spiritual prose has inspired Sunim. In today's divisive world, Sunim's call for selflessness and generosity sometimes comes across as too idealistic, but his book is perfect for readers looking for a respite from busy lives and tumultuous times.