Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto gives us a guide to managing the noise that bombards us daily--and helps us reach a new level of calm, quiet, and wellness.
From the buzz of our cellphones to the chatter of the people who surround us, our lives are full of noise from morning till night. And we're also subject to internal clamor--nagging worries and fears, negative emotions, and racing thoughts. This overload fuels stress and anxiety, harms our mental and physical health, and distracts us from living a fulfilling, purposeful life. Drawing on Buddhist beliefs and practices, well-known monk Shoukei Matsumoto explains in an accessible way what causes the noise and helps us to manage it. He reveals the benefits of turning our consciousness inwards, calming our thoughts, and finding a quiet place inside. Offering powerful insights, simple tips, and helpful advice for finding something to focus on, controlling the information you receive, living without knowing, relaxing an overstimulated body, making connections, and changing your thought patterns and daily routines, A Quiet Mind is the key to finding balance and tranquility in a chaotic world.