Book of the week
The Art of Living, by Thich Nhat Hanh.
In troubled times, there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously. In this important volume Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh——one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today——reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life’s deepest questions and experience the happiness and freedom we desire.
Thich Nhat Hanh presents, for the first time, seven transformative meditations that open up new perspectives on our lives, our relationships and our interconnectedness with the world around us. Based on the last full talks before his sudden hospitalization, and drawing on intimate examples from his own life, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how these seven meditations can free us to live a happy, peaceful and active life, and face aging and dying with curiosity and joy and without fear.
Containing the essence of the Buddha’s teachings and Thich Nhat Hanh’s poignant, timeless, and clarifying prose, The Art of Living provides a spiritual dimension to our lives. This is not an effort to escape life or to dwell in a place of bliss outside of this world. Instead, this path will allow us to discover where we come from and where we are going. And most of all, it will generate happiness, understanding, and love, so we can live deeply in each moment of our life, right where we are.
Here’s a quote from the book:
“If we continue to hold on to a dream for something in the future, we lose the present moment. And if we lose the present, we lose everything.”
Article of the week
13 Uplifting Documentaries on Netflix, by Noel Murray and Judy Berman
Watching documentaries is an excellent way to stay informed about what’s really happening in the world: from unsolved murders to political corruption to quietly escalating global crises. But nonfiction films don’t have to be total bummers. For those Netflix subscribers who love docs — but who just can’t imagine sitting through something heavy right now — here’s a list of enlightening, entertaining and even uplifting documentaries, to brighten up your darker days.
Read the full article here!
Video of the week
As Matthew suggests in this video “ let’s not go to the lowest common denominator and get paranoid.”
You don’t want to miss this video!
Deal of the week
Rowing Machine Rower w/Digital Monitor, by Sunny Health & Fitness
Staying home does not mean being a couch potato!
This affordable piece of equipment will help you stay in shape during these times of uncertainty!
Check it out here!
Quote of the week
“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about." from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir, by Haruki Murakami.