Nothing Special

Nothing Special

WHEN NOTHING IS SPECIAL, EVERYTHING CAN BEThe best-selling author of 'Everyday Zen' shows how to awaken to daily life and discover the ideal in the everyday, finding riches in our feelings, relationships, and work. 'Nothing Special' offers the rare a...

Title:Nothing Special
ISBN:9780062511171
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  • Jan-Maat

    Abandon all hope all ye who enter here?I did not love this book, which gave me a very distinct pleasure as I reached the end. I read a few of the other reviews and I agree with them all broadly, excep...

  • Adil

    This book really changed my view of why I'm meditating and where I'm going with it. I have a completely different visual analogy now, one in which I'm peeling away layers and layers of mental junk I'v...

  • Gabrielle

    Charlotte Joko Beck’s books always feel like a breath of fresh air. Just as in “Everyday Zen” (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), “Nothing Special” is a collection of her lectures, o...

  • Emma Sea

    wow, fantastic. Life changing for me....

  • Eric

    Plain, simple and tough. Very good. I guess maybe part of the usefulness of reading Zen books (as opposed to say, sitting) is to reinforce your commitment to practice and for me, this was a pretty goo...

  • K.

    Best book on Zen I have ever read (and I've read maybe a hundred). Clear, direct, accessible, and profound. ...

  • Marie

    A tedious read for me and most likely why it took 8 months to complete. With each new chapter, I was expecting something new and I felt like it was the same information over and over in different word...

  • Beatrice

    I do not carve time to meditate in the Zen tradition of sesshin but I read this book to explore the practice of Zen and its canons.It did awaken some considerations about my own approach to life and t...

  • Velvetea

    At first I thought the title, Nothing Special, sounded "mean". It was kind of a depressing thought~ as most of us have a need to feel set aside form others and be unique (special) in some way, or else...

  • David Buckley

    This is a sequel to the enormously successful "Everyday Zen" by the same author. Though it contains the same dogged realism about human desires and motives, it lacks some of the punch of the first vol...