Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thích Nhất Hạnh: The Most Precious Gift

To Be Beautiful
and other quotes by Thích Nhất Hạnh

We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.

We are all the leaves of one tree. We are all the waves of one sea.

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

We can all practice beginning anew. We can always start over.

Because you are alive, everything is possible.

The quality of our life depends on what seeds we water in our consciousness. 

For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them. 

The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.

At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.   

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

The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart.

When you learn how to suffer, you suffer much less. 

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. 

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they bloom like flowers.

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