Category Archives: Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thich Nhat Hanh:

“Mindfulness helps you to touch the wonders of life for self-nourishment and healing.”

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An Affirmation of Hope

Hope, fragile, luminous & buoyant, fill me now,
bring your gifts of optimism, faith & positivity,
grow strong within me, today and everyday,
increase my connection with those around me,
balance my moods with a lightness of being,
and touch all those I meet, with blessings.

Hope, fragile, luminous & buoyant, fill me now,
humble and expand my heart, with openness,
making me compassionate, relaxed & kind,
aware of the many blessings I have each day,
making of me a better, more human, person.
Hope is a gift that passes through me, to others.

Buddhist Peacework

The more compassionate you are, the more generous you can be. The more generous you are, the more loving-friendliness you cultivate to help the world.

– Thich Nhat Hanh, “Buddhist Peacework”

I am, you are, we all are…extensions of everything.. WOW!

Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred. – Thich Nhat Hanh, “Miracle of Mindfulness”