"The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that is available now," Zen master, poet, and peace advocate Thich Nhat Hanh writes in this top-drawer collection of speeches from his retreats and workshops. He believes that mindful breathing and awareness can bring us in closer touch with our bodies, improve our relationship to the earth, and help us recognize our responsibilities to future generations. With these goals in mind, he presents exercises designed to help individuals touch the peace that is all around them.

This is a classic book on mindfulness that should be in every seeker's library. The author's ideas on happiness and practices for awareness are cogent and salutary.