Book Review : Ichigo Ichie

Every single moment in our life happens only once, and if we are going to let it slip away, we lose it forever

The book Ichigo Ichie by Hector Garcia derives that each encounter one faces is unique and special. It talks about the Zen Buddhism qualities to enjoy every moment to it’s fullest which highlights the attributes of “Master of Tea Ceremony” back in 16th century. The book emphasises on learning how to make every moment once in a life time experience with the ultimate guide to the Japanese guide of Ichigo-Ichie.

The book urges the individual to simplify their lives by doing what sparks joy for them in the present. Keeping things simple can help you achieve the utmost level of happiness. This book talks about the beauty of impermanence, a state where certain object or a feeling would not last for ever and the present is the only thing in life which matters the most.

From this age-old concept comes a new kind of mindfulness. In The Book of Ichigo Ichie, you will learn to use all five senses to get yourself in the present. The book further states that every one of us contains a key that can open the door to attention, harmony with others, and love. This key is called the “Ichigo Ichie”

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