Peace is Every Step – Thich Nhat Hanh

Book Info:

Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh. Available as eBook, paperback (134 pages), or audiobook (3 hours, 29 minutes).

“Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.”


Meditation can sometimes feel overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to start. As a result, many people wait to learn to meditate until they feel they have the time to really focus on it. Thanks to Thich Nhat Hanh’s approach, which is both practical and easy to implement, it is possible to begin finding peace wherever you are in your life – right now! If you already have a meditation practice, this book will still teach many helpful concepts for taking your meditation practice with you throughout the day. Peace Is Every Step explores many meditative and mindfulness concepts including: finding daily peace, compassion and understanding of yourself and others. In addition, you’ll also learn tangible exercises that can be done throughout the day to find greater peace wherever you are.

Things to Know:

  • Looking to dive deep into one style of meditation? If so, this book may not be what you are looking for. This book introduces many concepts in mindfulness and meditation, but does not explore any one specific style of meditation.
  • Because of this book’s conversational style, occasionally it is possible to overlook how profound the principles are.

The Bottom Line:

If you are searching for tools and concepts that will help bring greater peace and wisdom in life, this book is a great launching point. Thich Nhat Hanh explores exercises such as “Bells of Mindfulness” and mantras to allow greater peace into the reader’s life.  Concepts such as compassion and peace in one’s own life are also introduced. Learning to incorporate meditation and mindfulness into your daily life becomes accessible and approachable with Peace is Every Step.

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