In the West we live in large houses and apartments. Thich Nhat Hanh notes that most Westerners have a room for everything - eating, sleeping, watching television - but too often there isn't a space for mindfulness and meditation. "I recommend that we set up a small room in our homes and call it a 'breathing room', where we can be alone and practice just breathing and smiling, at least in difficult moments" he writes in Peace Is Every Step. "This little room should be regarded as an Embassy of the Kingdom of Peace."
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