The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim, read by Sean Pratt.

‘Is it the world that’s busy, or my mind?’

The world moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships, in a beautiful book combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations. Haemin Sunim’s simple messages – which he first wrote when he responded to requests for advice on social media – speak directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down.

Hugely popular in Korea, Haemin Sunim is a Zen meditation teacher whose teachings transcend religions and borders and resonate with people of all ages. With insight and compassion drawn from a life full of change, the ‘mega-monk’ succeeds at encouraging all of us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.

Critics Review

  • Perfect for readers looking for a respite from busy lives and tumultuous times . . . Sunim evokes a calm assuredness in his philosophy, reminiscent of Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran

    Publishers Weekly
  • This book is wonderful-straight from the heart of a wise, kind teacher. Written simply and with gentle humor, it will help you find lasting happiness in a changing world

    Rick Hanson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of 'Buddha's Brain' and 'Hardwiring Happiness'
  • Taking time is Sunim’s thing. He’s a Buddhist monk who has become internationally famous for it. Written in response to requests for advice on social media, [The Things You Can See] directly addresses problems facing people around the world

    Guardian
  • Ingeniously simple tips from a zen monk that’ll boost your mood, career – and relationships

    Daily Mail
  • Offers practical advice on everything from handling setbacks to relationships. Best for reclaiming your zen

    Stylist
  • Loving, practical, and kind, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down is a beautiful reminder of the rewards of living wisely

    Jack Kornfield, bestselling author of 'A Path with Heart' and 'The Wise Heart'

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