If shelf and cerebral space allowed for only one book on personal spirituality, self-knowledge, or improvement, it could easily be Dr. Hal French's Zen and the Art of Anything.
The Star Reporter, Columbia, S.C.
THIS IS NOT JUST A BOOK ABOUT ZEN. THIS IS ZEN!
Simply put, Zen is mindfulnessextracting the most from a given moment.
You are invited, through this book, to understand Zen
As something that is not exotic or difficult to attain.
Rather, Zen is basic and available to anyone wishing to have a more fulfilling life.
Think of everyday activities: breathing and speaking, waking and sleeping,
Moving and staying, eating and drinking, working and playing, caring and loving.
If we are truly mindful in our daily living, thereby practicing Zen,
We can elevate the most fundamental activity to an art form.
Through Dr. Hal French's charming, mindful writing,
You can actually find the key to a more authentic and meaningful life.
The simple act of reading his thoughts and works,
Filled with so many elegant and artful insights, enables Zen.
AN ENABLING BOOK MUST ALSO ENOBLE. AND SO THIS DOES.
[Zen and the Art of Anything] teachesin just the way [Hal French] speaks, kindly, lovingly, humorouslychapter by chapter, how to breathe and speak, wake and sleep, move and stay, eat and drink, play and work, care and love, thrive and survive... There is a charmingly homey and homely feel to the way Dr. French does this.
The State, Columbia, SC