In Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, presence is the quality that describes a heart-filled state of mindfulness, an experience of being conscious in the present moment. It is only in this present moment, Sufi teachings reveal, that we can connect
The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy.
In Silver Linings, Mina Parker and Daniel Talbott present an array of ways of looking at that old cliché: every cloud has a silver lining. Parker writes, "It doesn't take much to shine up your old outlook or try on a new one