“Waking up this morning, I smile.
Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
“We are all the leaves of one tree. We are all the waves of one sea.”
“We have to learn to live our life as a human being deeply. We need to live each breath deeply so that we have peace, joy and freedom as we breathe.”
“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 hardship today.”
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
“Sitting in meditation is nourishment for your spirit and nourishment for your body, as well.”
“To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.”
Many people think excitement is happiness…. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.
“If we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we cannot share peace and happiness with others, even those we love, those who live under the same roof. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family
our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Our thanks to Zen Master: Thich Nhat Hanh