The paper crane is an iconic and powerful symbol of hope, healing and happiness. According to tradition, if a person were to fold 1000 paper cranes in one year, they will be granted a long and joyful life. In this practical book, mindfulness and meditation teacher Michael James Wong shows how to fold a paper crane in 12 straightforward steps, with each crease an opportunity to slow down and focus on the here and now. Along the way he shares gentle wisdoms and modern inspiration on everything from courage and resilience to gratitude and growth. Within the book you will find illustrated poems and proverbs that bring to life this powerful practice and will inspire a hopeful perspective for the future. By following each simple fold and accompanying meditations, readers will learn how moving forward with small, gentle steps can set them on the path to a meaningful and mindful way of living.