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What a breath of fresh air! I'm a person who thinks too much, feels too much and sometimes, to my great detriment, says too much. &quot;The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down&quot; came to my rescue when I was mired in a pit of grief and sorrow, worried about what I'd done, what I'd failed to do--basically, I was living a life where I found I couldn't change the past, and the future was looking mighty bleak. This book goes beyond the usual mindfulness: live in the present, forget about the past and future generalities and offers snippets of hope and peace.
And I do mean snippets. At slightly less than only three hours, each chapter starts with an essay based on experience and is followed by snippets of truly inspiring, thought-provoking, utterly life-changing observations and glimpses to a more profound and fulfilling life. Haemin Sunim suggests not listening to it at one go, but to listen bit by bit, chewing on and digesting each tidbit. Naturally, in my state, I devoured it completely. But yes: I will be going back to it time and time again.
Here you'll find beauty about relationships, love (what happens when you find it, how to go on when it spits you out), work, life, and the unutterably ordinary moments that make up our lives.
Highly recommended as it's definitely worth the listening time, especially since you'll wind up wanting to go back again and again.
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The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World is written by a Korean Buddhist monk, PhD, and college professor who spent years in the US attending universities. The book contains a lot of excellent practical advice. I highly recommend it.
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