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The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down


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A multimillion-copy bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about slowing down in our fast-paced world.

About the Author

Haemin Sunim (Author, Translator)
Haemin Sunim is one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers and writers in the world. Born in South Korea and educated at Berkeley, Harvard and Princeton, he received formal monastic training in Korea and taught Buddhism at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. He has more than a million followers on Twitter (@haeminsunim) and Facebook and lives in Seoul when not traveling to share his teachings. In Korea, The Things You Can See sold more than three million copies and spent 41 weeks at Number One. Love For Imperfect Things was Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller.

Chi-Young Kim (Translator)
Chi-Young Kim is the translator of the New York Times bestselling Korean novel Please Look After Mom and the Korean contemporary classic The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly. She lives in Los Angeles.


Everyone who wants to thrive more in their life should have it on their nightstand
*Arianna Huffington*

Universal truths, beautifully expressed, lovingly illustrated
*Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World'*

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

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

Full of insightful and practical advice-and wonderfully portable, like a daily guidebook. I read it with great interest
*Bhante Gunaratana, author of 'Mindfulness in Plain English'*

Haemin Sunim has offered us a remarkable gift, a compendium of practical wisdom. It is accessible brilliance
*Allan Lokos, founder and guiding teacher, Community Meditation Center, NYC; author of 'Through the Flames', 'Patience', and 'Pocket Peace'*

A remarkable guide to how to live a life of unpretentious authenticity and compassionate engagement. In Haemin Sunim's brief essays and aphorisms, the insights of Buddhism have fully become the stuff of life itself
*Robert Buswell, Director of Buddhist Studies, UCLA*

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'*

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'*

Filled with gems of wisdom, this book will lift up your heart and enliven your spirit
*Tara Brach, author of 'Radical Acceptance' and 'True Refuge'*

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down proves what the Wise have always taught: As goes our attention, so comes our experience. The more we attend to living in the present moment, the richer becomes our experience of it . . . and of our own higher possibilities
*Guy Finley, bestselling author of 'The Secret of Letting Go'*

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*

Haemin Sunim's book has a place in my backpack now. When I read it at the coffee shop, my coffee break becomes a meditation break. At bedtime, it brings me peace. And in the morning it inspires me
*Joseph Emet, author of 'Finding the Blue Sky' and 'Buddha’s Book of Meditation'*

I believe this elegant book will help heal a river of grief that runs through our entire nation, just below the surface, everywhere I go. People ache for time with those they love, with friends and family, with nature. My hope is that everyone who opens this book will immediately find some passage, some way into a secret garden of slow time, where things of great beauty and truth grow, and blossom, in effortless abundance. It is a glorious refuge -- a timely, welcome escape from the pervasive trance of ordinary, relentlessly productive time
*Wayne Muller, bestselling author of 'Sabbath' and 'A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough'*

Wonderful . . . They read almost like haikus
*All Things Considered (NPR)*

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