The Kids Book That Will Save Your Life

by Patrick on March 30, 2010

Illustration of PatrickI stumbled upon what is perhaps the greatest work of literature ever found. It’s better than any self-help book and only takes 10 minutes to read.

When life throws me a curve ball and when I’m about to tear my hair out, I turn to this simple beautiful story. It’s changed the way I think, and its changed who I am.

The book is called Zen Shorts. It’s about three kids, Addie, Michael and Karl who meet a panda bear named Stillwater.

Stillwater is the embodiment of a calm and centered mind-A Zen master. Each child faces an obstacle like being angry with his brother or the fear of climbing a tree.  Stillwater tells a fable. The wisdom in each fable enlightens each situation.

Each fable has a simple lesson that applies to every challenge you could ever face in life.

I don’t want to give anything away…but get it.

Read it to yourself and read it your child.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard kids say, “This is a lot like that story in Zen Shorts!”

I only wish I learned those life lesson when I was so young.

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Melissa March 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm

A beautiful, beautiful book. I highly recommend it.