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)

Shine…

 

 

“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things they are transformed.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 


Quote from Contemplative Monk (FaceBook)

Practice, practice, practice…

Freedom is not given to us by anyone;
we have to cultivate it ourselves.
It is a daily practice.

THICH NHAT HANH

Peace work

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.


Quote: Thich Nhat Hanh
Image: Pinterest

Holy Spirit Seed

“Really hearing a bird sing or really seeing a blue sky, we touch the seed of the Holy Spirit within us.” 


— Thich Nhat Han