Peace Is Every Step - Part 1, Chapters 10-17 Summary & Analysis

Nhat Hanh
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Part 1, Chapters 10-17 Summary

Following his instructional articles on mindful breathing, Hanh begins the next set of articles, which explain how to use conscious breathing in daily life. In "Cookie of Childhood," Hanh tells of his childhood when his mother would bring him a cookie. He would sit outside and enjoy each bite while communing with nature and his surroundings. Hanh explains that although most individuals believe they have lost the "cookie" of childhood, one must simply eat mindfully, enjoying each moment, to find that peaceful childhood state.

Hanh continues teaching of eating mindfully in "Tangerine Meditation." He begins with a story of a group of children examining tangerines. Each child meditates on the origins of the tangerine, visualizing the tree blossoms growing into fruits with the help of rain and sunshine. As the child begins to eat the fruit, he...

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