What Can We Learn From the great spiritual teacher Thich Nhat Hanh?
Thich Nhat Hanh is a world renowned Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, author of more than 100 books, poet, peace activist, and spiritual leader.
Here are the powerful lessons that we have learned from him.
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4 Lessons Thich Nhat Hanh Taught Us
1. Be yourself.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
“Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just Be.”
“If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.”
2. Being alive is a miracle.
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. 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.”
“To live in the present moment is a miracle.”
3. Be present.
“If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
“The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.”
“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?”
“I have arrived. I am home. My destination is in each step.”
“Some people live as though they are already dead. There are people moving around us who are consumed by their past, terrified of their future, and stuck in their anger and jealousy. They are not alive; they are just walking corpses.”
4. Love with every cell in your body.
“You must LOVE in such a way that the person you love feels FREE.”
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