Zen priest Tai Sheridan‘s Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha is a short, simple and plain sailing guide to the practice of sitting quietly and being buddha. This book is not an introduction to Buddhism. Through the medium of short poems, Tai Sheridan is teaching the art of sitting quietly and learning to concentrate on the present. The words may not sound very profound, but they sure help you to keep your mind calm.
“Now is all you’ve got. The past is memory. The future is wish. Now is real. Keep bringing yourself back to now”
Sitting quietly can teach you many ways to accept life, meet pain, age gracefully, and die without regret. The book encourages sitting quietly every day. It takes a couple of minutes to read this book and it’s well worth it. I find its beauty in its simplicity. Its a good starter book for anyone who is trying to practice mindfulness on a daily basis. You can add this one to your collection of books, that you might want to read time and again.