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Don't Worry: 48 Lessons on Relieving Anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk

Don't Worry: 48 Lessons on Relieving Anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk

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Discover why 90% of your worries won't come true in this highly practical, internationally bestselling guide by the renowned Zen Buddhist author of The Art of Simple Living.

Think of a time when you were worried about something, but then you suddenly realized how insignificant it was. Isn't it amazing how much lighter you felt? The key is to focus only on the here and now. By doing so, you free yourself from unnecessary anxiety, and your mind will be at peace. In Don't Worry, you will learn to:

- Lesson #1: stop comparing yourself to others--90% of your obsessions will disappear;
- Lesson #4: remove unnecessary things from your life and make your life absolutely simple;
- Lesson #10: stop seeking, stop rushing, stop obsessing;
- Lesson #11: interpret things positively--you are the one to decide whether you are happy or not;
- Lesson #14: stop taking in too much information;
- Lesson #19: take a break from competition--it's the Zen way of avoiding anxiety;
- Lesson #24: act instead of worrying--things will definitely work out better.

By following this book's 48 simple lessons--and taking to heart the nearly 30 zengo, or Zen sayings, quoted throughout--you'll enjoy a calmer, more relaxed, more positive version of yourself.


Author: Shunmyo Masuno
Publisher: Penguin Life
Published: 04/05/2022
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.10h x 5.00w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780143136705

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 02/01/2022 pg. 72
Publishers Weekly 02/07/2022
Shelf Awareness 04/12/2022

About the Author
Shunmyo Masuno, the head priest of a 450-year-old Zen Buddhist temple in Japan, is the author of the international bestseller The Art of Simple Living as well as an award-winning Zen garden designer for clients all over the world and a professor of environmental design at one of Japan's leading art schools. He has lectured widely, including at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cornell University, and Brown University.

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