Silence

The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise
by Thich Nhat Hanh | 189 pages

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master and one of the world's leading spiritual teachers. In this great book he teaches us how to access the power of quiet in a noisy world. Big Ideas include bringing awareness to the "Four Nutriments" we consume, tuning in to the right radio station in our minds and creating an island of self.


“We spend a lot of time looking for happiness when the world right around us is full of wonder. To be alive and walk on the Earth is a miracle, and yet most of us are running as if there were some better place to go. There is beauty calling to us every day, every hour, but we are rarely in a position to listen.

The basic condition for us to be able to hear the call of beauty and respond to it is silence. If we don’t have silence in ourselves—if our mind, our body, are full of noise—then we can’t hear beauty’s call.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh from Silence

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers.

A Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master, poet, scholar, and peace activist, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

And, just looking at his picture brings you one step closer to enlightenment. Seriously. :)

This book is written in his wonderfully lucid, simple, concise style and is a joy to read. It’s packed with both reflections and practices. (You can get it here.)

I’m excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in!

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Thich Nhat Hanh

Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist