Thich Nhat Hanh

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh

Each second of life is a miracle

Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on peace, morning, opportunity, and happiness

 Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift! We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on peace, joy, and presence

Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We don't have to travel far away to enjoy the blue sky. We don't have to leave our city or even our neighborhood to enjoy the eyes of a beautiful child. Even the air we breathe can be a source of joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on peace, abundance, happiness, joy, and awakening

We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on smile, peace, gift, community, friends, awareness, and happiness

Our smile will bring happiness to us and to those around us. Even if we spend a lot of money on gifts for everyone in our family, nothing we buy could give them as much happiness as the gift of our awareness, our smile. And this precious gift costs nothing. At the end of a retreat in California, a friend wrote this poem:

I have lost my smile,
but don't worry.
The dandelion has it.

If you have lost your smile and yet are still capable of seeing that a dandelion is keeping it for you, the situation is not too bad. You still have enough mindfulness to see that the smile is there.

You only need to breathe consciously one or two times and you will recover your smile. The dandelion is one member of your community of friends. It is there, quite faithful, keeping your smile for you.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on peace, smiling, living, life, and awakening

If a child smiles, if an adult smiles, that is very important. If in our daily lives we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. If we really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile? Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on peace, blessing, food, eating, gratitude, and grace

Before each meal, we can join our palms in mindfulness and think about the children who do not have enough to eat. Doing so will help us maintain mindfulness of our good fortune, and perhaps one day we will find ways to do something to help change the system of injustice that exists in the world. In many refugee families, before each meal, a child holds up his bowl of rice an says something like this: "Today, on the table, there are many delicious foods. I am grateful to be here with my family enjoying these wonderful dishes. I know there are many children less fortunate, who are very hungry." Being a refugee he knows, for example, that most Thai children never see the kind of fine rice grown in Thailand that he is about to eat. It is difficult to explain to children in the "overdeveloped" nations that not all children in the world have such beautiful and nourishing food. Awareness of this fact alone can help us overcome many of our own psychological pains. Eventually our contemplation can help us see how to assist those who need our help so much.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on peace, path, and joy

Peace in every step


Peace in every step. The shining red sun is my heart. Each flower smiles with me. How green, how fresh all that grows. How cool the wind blows. Peace is every step. It turns the endless path to joy.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Excerpt from Peace in Every Step

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile.  Sometimes, your smile is the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Being Peace

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on smile, life, peace, joy, and awareness

Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Thich Nhat Hanh

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