How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day
Parallax Press, 9781937006204, 120pp.
Publication Date: November 8, 2008
We all need to "Chop Wood and Carry Water". Most of us experience work, hardship, traffic jams, and everything modern, urban life offers. By carefully examining our everyday choices we can move in the direction of right livelihood; we can be a lotus in a muddy world by building mindful communities, learning about compassionate living, or by coming to understand the concept of "Buddha nature." Work also discusses mindful consumption, or the mindful use of limited resources. Instead of Living Large in Lean Times or Ramen to Riches we can learn to appreciate living less large and think about what kind of riches we want for ourselves and others.
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Praise For Work: How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day…
Practical, wise and deeply compassionate, Work offers us a path for discovering the joy and inspiration that lies at the very heart of our household, livelihood and daily routines.”
Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader
"Work is a practical handbook for those who seek sanity and serenity at work. I love the beautiful simplicity of his teachings and the clarity they produce in my mind."
BJ Gallagher, coauthor of Being Buddha at Work
"Thich Nhat Hanh has invited the world into mindfulness for generations. His latest gift is a call to return to the moment at work and throughout the day. Work gives us an opening into the happiness available in the here and now. Others may lecture, others may advise; Thich Nhat Hanh invites. I am grateful; you will be as well." -Franz Metcalf, author of What Would Buddha Do ?