Favorite Quotations ~† Thich Nhat Hanh Being Peace

"A smile can change the situation of the world." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh

Anger and hatred are the materials from which hell is made.

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.

Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?

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

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.

The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.

When your mind is liberated, your heart floods with compassion.

When things are not going well, it is good to stop in order to prevent the unpleasant, destructive energies from continuing.

In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.

Harm no person, animal, plant, or mineral.

Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out.

Contemplate to see that awakened people, while not being enslaved by the work of serving living beings, never abandon their work of serving living beings.

Donít think you have to be solemn to meditate. To meditate, well, you have to smile a lot.

Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift!

Go slowly, breathe and smile.

I am solid as the mountain, I am firm as the earth, I am free.

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.

Morning...Live in a way that these 24 hours will bring Peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others.

Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see.