Thich Nhat Hanh QUOTES

Around us life bursts with miracles. If we live in awareness it is easy to see miracles everywhere.
We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet. We need to awaken ourselves. We need to practice [...]
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need [...]
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending.
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
I like to walk alone on country paths, rice plants and wild grasses on both sides, putting each foot down on the earth in mindfulness, knowing that I walk on the wondrous earth. In such moments, existence is a miraculous and mysterious reality. People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not [continue reading...]
Machine thinking is the opposite of mindfulness.
We must be conscious of each breath, each movement, every thought and feeling, everything which has any relation to ourselves.
While washing the dishes one should only be washing the dishes, which means that while washing the dishes one should be completely aware of [...]
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a [...]
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