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The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down Audiobook

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World

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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim, read by Sean Pratt.

'Is it the world that's busy, or 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 rest and relationships. Haemin Sunim's simple messages - which he first wrote when he responded to requests for advice on social media - 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.

Hugely popular in Korea, Haemin Sunim is a Zen meditation teacher whose teachings transcend religions and borders and resonate with people of all ages. With insight and compassion drawn from a life full of change, the 'mega-monk' succeeds at encouraging all of us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.

©2017 Haemin Sunim and Chi-Young Kim (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    There are some good sayings and the reading has a hypnotic effect but the only good thing ultimately is it is short. I liked some of the sayings honestly, most however are a little 'no sh.t Sherlock'. They could have as easily come from sayings from a pub than a Zen monk. I ask you "If each blade of grass has an angel encouraging it to grow, then you have an angel, don't feel lonely". Maybe it is a case of lost in translation but the chapter on love should be edited out. Maybe 3 stars is a bit high but the performance was very good.

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    good book to listen to and learn few new areas to think about. short and to the point.

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    This book is a lesson on life for life and how to enjoy life more.
    I wish I had read it years ago. It is so simple and it makes problems seem simpler and not as important as they were to me previously.
    It feels like an awakening.

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    "Some wisdom, some religious nonsense"

    The title of my review says it all. some wise words in here, some of them which I related to. however, some nonsense; my personal favourite explained how every person and every blade of grass has its own angel protecting it.

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    "Very enjoyable....thought provoking."

    Thought provoking.

    I really enjoyed the relax flow of the book.

    Definitely worth another listen.

    I would recommend this booked to everyone, not just people interested in Mindfulness meditation.

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    Wonderful book full of hope, love , inspiration all in a format that is clear and simple and entertaining well worth a read or a listen
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    This is an amazing book for people that need guidance in their lives. It teaches you how to love yourself and how to deal with dark times and painful situations in your life. It is brilliantly performed. When you feel like the whole world is against you, read this book... and calm down;)

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    Found this book to be thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening some really great words of wisdom

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    Well written sage advice covering many aspects of life and relevant to all religions and those who have no religion!

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    Brilliant self help book without a hint of condescension. I would thoroughly recommend. Taoist themes

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