The book review: Peace is Every Step
Peace Is Every Step, with its simple and beautiful language, includes comments and meditations, personal stories and stories from the perspective of Nhat Hanh as a peace activist, teacher and community leader. It starts where the reader already is and reveals how much meditation is possible now — in the Kitchen, in the Workplace, driving a car, going a part of it.
Nhat Hanh offers an activity that will bring instant pleasure and peace, to lift our consciousness of our own body and mind. Nhat Hanh teaches also us to appreciate the goodness and pollution and injustices of interactions with people and the environment around us. Peace is every step of the way helps the reader to continue working for world peace by converting the mindless into the conscious while it proceeds to move towards maintaining inner peace.
Thich Nhat Hanh, renowned global Zen master, spiritual leader and author, teaches us how we can use the circumstances that normally drive and oppose us. A ringing phone can be a cue for him to call us back to the real self. Dirty foods, red lights and traffic jams are divine companions in the road to “consciousness”—the act of getting our conscience to the moment and reality alive. The greatest gratification, the deepest sense of pleasure and completeness lie as close as our next waking breath and smile.