Summary of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
From THE THINGS YOU CAN SEE ONLY WHEN YOU SLOW DOWN by Haemin Sunim
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You don’t have to be a best-selling Zen Buddhist monk like Haemin Sunim to find peace and serenity in life. And you don’t have to turn your back on the material world and adopt a monastic existence. Sunim, born in Korea and educated in America, may have a more fully developed spiritual nature than most people, but he grounds his philosophical approach in reality: Accept life’s challenges, don’t flee from negative emotions, and define your own parameters for happiness and success. Sunim explains how to achieve contentment regardless of your circumstances. Everyone faces difficult challenges, he says – it’s how you deal with them that determines your happiness. Ultimately, the author asks you to practice mindfulness – to be aware of your thoughts and actions, and how you interact with people and the world. getAbstract recommends his advice as insightful, informative and comforting.
In this summary, you will learn
- What strategies will help you view life’s challenges from a positive perspective,
- Why people should never worry about what other people think and
- How mindfulness can help you chart your unique life’s journey.
About the Author
Haemin Sunim is a renowned Zen Buddhist teacher and writer. His book has sold more than three million copies and was a number-one bestseller in South Korea for 41 weeks.