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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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Do not buy the audiobook

Whilst there is undoubtedly lots of interesting material in this book, it’s basically a collection of sayings. Had I bought the paperback I could stop and circle one or highlight another. As an audiobook however it’s like being pummelled with fragmented sentences for two hours!

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The Buddha Fortune Cookie book

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 listening

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

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Life changing

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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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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Inspiration in your ears

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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95% on point

If you can ignore the religious nonsense there's a lot of wisdom to be heard.

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Fantastic book

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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enjoyable

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

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Excellent

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

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  • 30-04-18

This book ended all too quickly ㅠㅠ

By the last chapter, I only hungered for more. This book opened up my heart more.

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  • Sarah Teng
  • 08-01-19

Helps navigate us through this complicated world!

I loved this book! Eye-opening, mind-blowing and heart-warming all at the same time.

Haemin Sunim gives us the simplest (and yet so beautiful) solutions to everyday problems.

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  • Patricia
  • 10-10-20

This is exactly what I need at this point in my life. 😊

About a month ago, a friend of mine posted on social media that she was to start reading this book, when I saw the title, it kept thinking... so I decided to download the audio version which stayed unplayed for another month until today.

This book is wonderful... it is relatable and very informative. I felt like I was having a story time session with some and we were sharing life stories and lessons.

“The things you can indeed see only when you slow down”:- we often forget and get soo deep into the unnecessary. Soon I will be turning 30yrs old, and I really recommend this book to everyone but most especially people in their 20s & 30s for this is where most people lose there ways in a bid to dance to the world’s tune.
10/10 👍🏽

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  • Cliente Kindle
  • 23-07-20

Acolhedora leitura

muito animador poder ter a mão uma leitura leve embora com reflexões importantes e tão relevantes para os dias de hoje( referência a Pandemia Covid 2020)

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  • Demian
  • 29-11-18

Superficial and incoherent intro to mindfulness

Probably a great and low key introduction for absolute mainstream to mindfulness. However, if you want more depth, this is just incoherent, seemingly random verses from a monk.

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  • 16-06-18

Good book

it is a good book with nice daily life lessons that any one can benefit from, but I did not like the last chapters where the author tried to enforce certain religions to the reader which went far away from the book title.