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Front cover of You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
May 22, 2017

“You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment” by Thich Nhat Hanh

Front cover of You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present MomentWelcome to Beach House Center for Recovery’s Monthly Book Club! Each month, a member of our community recommends a book that inspired them, changed their life, helped a loved one through a tough time, or is simply too helpful to overlook.

For May, Sam Wood, a detox therapist, recommends “You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment” by Thich Nhat Hanh.

What is the name of the book and who is the author?

You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment” by Thich Nhat Hanh

How did you hear about the book?

Firsthand experiences and research

Who is the book’s intended audience?

Anyone who is seeking inner peace.

Is there a chapter or passage that is particularly meaningful to you?

“Some people live as though they are really dead. There are people moving around us consumed by the past, terrified of their future, and stuck in anger and jealousy. They are not alive. They are walking corpses.”

What do you think is the most effective pace to read or listen to the book? Small parts like a chapter a day, read the whole book in a few days, or doesn’t matter?

Read the whole book in a few days, highlight, take notes, being conscious of behaviors. Re-read and practice suggestions!

Why would you recommend it?

It offers a level of freedom to live your life in the most authentic way! Life-changing!

 

Add to your reading list! Check out our other book reviews:

Why You Drink and How To Stop

The Recovery Minded Church

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

The Four Agreements

Coming Clean

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