Saying Yes To Life - Praise

(Even the Hard Parts)

“You can live with this book like a friend or a spouse—not necessarily in absolute harmony, but in real engagement. I already have my favorite pages, sayings that I don’t want to forget, formulations that are clearly inspired. How many books give you that much?”—from the foreword by Thomas Moore, bestselling author of Care of the Soul

“Ezra Bayda is one of our favorite Buddhist teachers. In his first two books, Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life and At Home in Muddy Water: The Zen of Living with Everyday Chaos, he demonstrated a keen ability to make spiritual practice out of any and all experiences. In this astonishing collection of sayings and short meditations, Bayda delivers profound Buddhist wisdom laced with simplicity, practicality, depth, and inspirational vitality.”—Spirituality and Health

“An inspiring invitation to be courageously present.”—Jean Smith, author of NOW!: The Art of Being Truly Present

“Open to any page and you’ll find penetrating insight and a clear view of how to break free from dissatisfaction. Keep this book by your bedside, toss in it in your backpack, or set it on your desk at work. I highly recommend this book as an opportunity to transform the written word into a living reality.”—Charlotte Joko Beck, author of Everyday Zen

“This book is full of many small gems of wisdom and insight. If even one of these gems encourages you to shift your habitual way of thinking and behaving, you will be highly rewarded.”—Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi, author of The Book of Equanimity

Saying Yes to Life is a book to keep close at hand not only for the time it takes to read it but throughout life. Its timeless wisdom calls us to ‘Notice, notice, notice’ in a language that truly says yes to life.”—Lin Jensen, author of Bad Dog! A Memoir of Love, Beauty, and Redemption in Dark Places and Pavement