Haemin Sunim on Living Mindfully in 140 Characters or Less

Tea and tech at Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju, South Korea
Tea and tech at Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju, South Korea | © Alexandre Chambon / Unsplash
Mimsie Ladner

Haemin Sunim, one of South Korea‘s preeminent Zen Buddhist teachers and the author of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down insists that mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, at any time – even in a world as busy and as connected as ours. In fact, he utilizes our connectedness – primarily through social media – to encourage others to slow down and take a closer look at their surroundings to rediscover the joy in what they do. His Twitter account has attracted over 1.2 million followers, who find inspiration from his relatable words of wisdom, which are eloquently conveyed in 140 characters or less. The following ten tweets are among his most inspiring.


On dealing with negative emotions…


On relationships…


On enjoying the little things…


On staying grounded…


On generosity…


On overcoming anxiety…


On self-realization…


On getting things done…


On observation…


On being mindful…


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