A few words of wisdom, a thought or a phrase, can set the tone for our day. Here are some lovely gems from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to inspire us all:
Because you are alive, everything is possible.
Life is available only in the present moment.
Our own life has to be our message.
Compassion is a verb.
Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible.
You are not an observer, you are a participant.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.
I have noticed that people are dealing too much with the negative, with what is wrong. … Why not try the other way, to look into the patient and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
Wise words to inspirit us and the characters we create. Write on!