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Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Do not lose yourself in the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. Do not get caught in your anger, worries, or fears. Come back to the present moment, and touch life deeply. This is mindfulness."

Do not lose yourself in the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. Do not get caught in your anger, worries, or fears. Come back to the present moment, and touch life deeply. This is mindfulness.




Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Ignorance is in each cell of our body and our consciousness. It's like a drop of ink diffused in a glass of water."

Ignorance is in each cell of our body and our consciousness. It's like a drop of ink diffused in a glass of water.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "There is nowhere to arrive except the present moment."

There is nowhere to arrive except the present moment.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "The energy of mindfulness has the element of friendship and loving kindness in it."

The energy of mindfulness has the element of friendship and loving kindness in it.




Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "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."

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.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Meditation is to be aware of what is going on: in your body, in your feelings, in your mind, and in the world."

Meditation is to be aware of what is going on: in your body, in your feelings, in your mind, and in the world.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar."

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.




Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Our inner space and our peace of mind are affected by our outer space."

Our inner space and our peace of mind are affected by our outer space.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "No argument, no reasoning, no blame, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change."

No argument, no reasoning, no blame, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "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."

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.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Those who are without compassion cannot see what is seen with the eyes of compassion."

Those who are without compassion cannot see what is seen with the eyes of compassion.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight... I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence."

I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight... I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence.




Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "New cells are born everyday and old cells die, but they have neither funerals nor birthdays."

New cells are born everyday and old cells die, but they have neither funerals nor birthdays.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace."

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



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity."

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "When you learn about the teaching and the practice of another tradition, you always have a chance to understand your own teaching and practice."

When you learn about the teaching and the practice of another tradition, you always have a chance to understand your own teaching and practice.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "If you have mindfulness, if you feel safe, you recognize that you have plenty of conditions to be happy already, and that you don't need to run into the future in order to get a few more conditions."

If you have mindfulness, if you feel safe, you recognize that you have plenty of conditions to be happy already, and that you don't need to run into the future in order to get a few more conditions.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms."

The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "If you're a politician, you might want to learn the Buddhist way of negotiation. Restoring communication and bringing back reconciliation is clear and concrete in Buddhism."

If you're a politician, you might want to learn the Buddhist way of negotiation. Restoring communication and bringing back reconciliation is clear and concrete in Buddhism.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "If I don't understand you, I may be angry at you, all the time. We are not capable of understanding each other, and that is the main source of human suffering."

If I don't understand you, I may be angry at you, all the time. We are not capable of understanding each other, and that is the main source of human suffering.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "The son needs the father to have access to his source, and the father needs the son to have access to the future and the infinite."

The son needs the father to have access to his source, and the father needs the son to have access to the future and the infinite.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "The third element of love is mudita, joy. True love always brings joy to ourselves and to the one we love. If our love does not bring joy to both of us, it is not true love."

The third element of love is mudita, joy. True love always brings joy to ourselves and to the one we love. If our love does not bring joy to both of us, it is not true love.




Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now."

People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "That is why I don't believe much in what Mr. Descartes said: "I think, therefore I am." I think, therefore I'm lost in my thinking. I'm not there."

That is why I don't believe much in what Mr. Descartes said: "I think, therefore I am." I think, therefore I'm lost in my thinking. I'm not there.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Freedom is not given to us by anyone we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice... No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out."

Freedom is not given to us by anyone we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice... No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word "art". If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don't have to talk about it at all."

Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word "art". If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don't have to talk about it at all.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment."

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



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "It is my conviction that there is no way to peace - peace is the way."

It is my conviction that there is no way to peace - peace is the way.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Mindfulness is like that—it is the miracle which can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life."

Mindfulness is like that—it is the miracle which can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Treat your anger with the utmost respect and tenderness, for it is no other than yourself."

Treat your anger with the utmost respect and tenderness, for it is no other than yourself.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "If we take something to be the truth, we may cling to it so much that when the truth comes and knocks on our door, we won't want to let it in."

If we take something to be the truth, we may cling to it so much that when the truth comes and knocks on our door, we won't want to let it in.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Guarding knowledge is not a good way to understand. Understanding means to throw away your knowledge."

Guarding knowledge is not a good way to understand. Understanding means to throw away your knowledge.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Letting go takes a lot of courage sometimes. But once you let go, happiness comes very quickly. You won't have to go around search for it."

Letting go takes a lot of courage sometimes. But once you let go, happiness comes very quickly. You won't have to go around search for it.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "The most basic precept of all is to be aware of what we do, what we are, each minute . Every other precept will follow from that."

The most basic precept of all is to be aware of what we do, what we are, each minute . Every other precept will follow from that.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born."

When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "The person who suffers most in this world is the person who has many wrong perceptions, and most of our perceptions are erroneous."

The person who suffers most in this world is the person who has many wrong perceptions, and most of our perceptions are erroneous.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "When we're inspired by the desire to practice and transform our suffering, the mind of the moment is very beautiful. Sometimes we call it the mind of love. It's because of love that we practice."

When we're inspired by the desire to practice and transform our suffering, the mind of the moment is very beautiful. Sometimes we call it the mind of love. It's because of love that we practice.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "You know that your happiness and suffering depend on the happiness and suffering of others. That insight helps you not to do wrong things that will bring suffering to yourself and to other people."

You know that your happiness and suffering depend on the happiness and suffering of others. That insight helps you not to do wrong things that will bring suffering to yourself and to other people.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "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."

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.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor."

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace."

You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "The present moment is the substance with which the future is made. Therefore, the best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment. What else can you do?"

The present moment is the substance with which the future is made. Therefore, the best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment. What else can you do?




Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy."

The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "May we eat only foods that nourish us and prevent illnes.. May we accept this food for the realization of the way of understanding and love."

May we eat only foods that nourish us and prevent illnes.. May we accept this food for the realization of the way of understanding and love.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Understanding is the other name of love. If you don’t understand, you can’t love."

Understanding is the other name of love. If you don’t understand, you can’t love.



Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes: "Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death."

Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death.