Subtitled “How to be calm in a busy world”, this little book is by a Korean Buddhist Monk.  First published in 2012, it has been translated into English this year, 2017, accompanied by delightful illustrations by Youngcheol Lee.

This is not a text book in any way – its format revolves around eight themed chapters each with two short pieces of text and several pages of short reflections.  Topics covered include “Rest, Mindfulness, Passion, Relationships,, Love, Life, The future, Spirituality.   As such, then, and the author makes this clear, its not a book to read cover to cover.  Its one to dip into over a period of time – I had it bedside for several weeks.  It would do the book an injustice to read it cover to cover; likewise the illustrations are works of contemplation in their own right as well, and not to be skipped over quickly.

This is a book to gift to a friend, or to buy for inspiration.  Theres nothing earth shattering in it, except simple truths are earth shattering, aren’t they?

I enjoyed the book, and would recommend it to others.   The book is available from Amazon, and using this link enables Yinspire to earn a small referral fee