“Is it the world that’s busy, or is it my mind?” – Haemin Sunim
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down is a collection of Zen Buddhist wisdom, which is a guide to becoming more attentive in a busy world, divided into different parts through eight aspects, such as relationship, passion, life, future and spirituality emphasize the importance of establishing a deeper connection with others, being compassionate and forgiving, that is indeed a book full of brief reflections.
‘There is a famous Buddhist saying that everyone appears as buddhas in the eyes of the Buddha and everyone appears as pigs in the eyes of a pig. It suggests that the world is experienced according to the state of one’s mind. When your mind is joyful and compassionate, the world is, too. When your mind is filled with negative thoughts, the world appears negative, too. When you feel overwhelmed and busy, remember that you are not powerless. When your mind rests, the world also rests.’