the state of the world

Someone asked me, “Aren’t you worried about the state of the world?”
I allowed myself to breathe and then I said,
“What is most important is not to allow your anxiety about what happens in the world to fill your heart.

If your heart is filled with anxiety, you will get sick, and you will not be able to help.

Yes, there is tremendous suffering all over the world, but knowing this need not paralyze us.
If we practice mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful sitting, and working in mindfulness,
we can try our best to help.

 


Quote: Thich Nhat Hanh
Photo: Arashiyama, Kyoto (Pinterest)

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