Thich Nhat Hanh encourages his readers to "try to be intelligent
and skillful in your practice, approaching every aspect of the practice
with curiosity and a sense of investigation. Enjoy your practice with a
relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart.
With sections on Daily Practice, Relationships, Physical Practices, Mindful Eating, and Practicing with Children, Happiness
is a comprehensive guide to living our daily lives with full
awareness, whether we are working, eating, parenting, driving, walking,
or simply sitting and breathing.
Happiness is the only book that collects all practices
adapted and developed by Thich Nhat Hanh, along with his community, in
his more than 60 years as a Buddhist monk and teacher. Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices, Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press,159 pages, $12.95.