The paper crane is an iconic and powerful symbol of hope, healing and happiness. According to tradition, if a person were to fold 1000 paper cranes in one year, they will be granted a long and joyful life. In this practical book, mindfulness and meditation teacher Michael James Wong shows how to fold a paper crane in 12 straightforward steps, with each crease an opportunity to slow down and focus on the here and now. Along the way he shares gentle wisdoms and modern inspiration on everything from courage and resilience to gratitude and growth. Within the book you will find illustrated poems and proverbs that bring to life this powerful practice and will inspire a hopeful perspective for the future. By following each simple fold and accompanying meditations, readers will learn how moving forward with small, gentle steps can set them on the path to a meaningful and mindful way of living.
Find your own pocket of calm in the mindful practice of folding paper cranes with this beautiful and charmingly unique guide, a wonderful gift for anyone in need of a little mindfulness this year
The paper crane is an iconic and powerful symbol of hope, healing and happiness.
According to tradition, if a person were to fold a thousand paper cranes in one year, they would be granted a single wish and a long and joyful life.
In this beautiful and inspiring book, renowned mindfulness and meditation teacher Michael James Wong shares a personal collection of short stories and teachings, accompanied by traditional hand-painted proverbs and prayers.
Together these bring to life gentle wisdoms and universal truths to guide a meaningful way of living.
Shared throughout the book in twelve straightforward steps is also the powerful practice of orizuru, the art of folding paper cranes, a journey that will encourage you to slow down and create a hopeful perspective for the future.
Senbazuru is an essential companion for mindful living.