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    If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: present  moment 
     
    To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: beautiful 
     
    I am inviting you to go deeper, to learn and to practice so that you become someone who has a great capacity for being solid, calm, and without fear, because our society needs people like you who have these qualities, and your children, our children, need people like you, in order to go on, in order to become solid, and calm, and without fear.
    — Nhat Hanh
    Today is the most important day of our lives.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: live 
     
    We all have the seeds of love in us.We can develop this wonderful source of energy, nurturing the unconditional love that does not expect anything in return.
    — Nhat Hanh
    Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: happiness  peace  people  true 
     
    In the moment when we are able to smile, to look at ourselves with compassion, our world begins to change.
    — Nhat Hanh
    This is a very important practice. Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. When you are carried away with your worries, fears, cravings, anger, and desire, you run away from yourself and you lose yourself. The practice is always to go back to oneself.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: desires  fear  live  anger  oneself  worries 
     
    If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: happiness  peace 
     
    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.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: people  live  future  past  anger  jealousy 
     
    Only the present moment contains life.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: present  moment 
     
    The reason we might lose love is because we are always looking outside of us, thinking that the object or action of love is out there. That is why we allow the love, the harmony, the mature understanding, to slip away from ourselves.
    — Nhat Hanh
    The nectar of compassion is so wonderful. If you are committed to keeping it alive, then you are protected. What the other person says will not touch off the anger and irritation in you, because compassion is the real antidote to anger. Nothing can heal anger except compassion. That is why the practice of compassion is a very wonderful practice.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: people  compassion  anger  real 
     
    Sometimes when I am alone in my room in the dark, I practice smiling to myself. I do this to be kind to myself, to take good care of myself, to love myself. I know that if I cannot take care of myself, I cannot take care of anyone else.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: dark  alone  care 
     
    Silence is essential. We need silence just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: thoughts  silence  space  mind 
     
    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.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: children  people  earth  eyes  child  sky  miracle  real  water  black 
     
    The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
    — Nhat Hanh
    Mindful time spent with the person we love is the fullest expression of true love and real generosity.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: time  people  true  real 
     
    Smile, breathe and go slowly." - Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen monk, author and peace activist.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: peace  smile  author 
     
    Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: live  compassion  smile  moment  eyes 
     
    You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: people 
     
    Silence is something that comes from your heart, not from outside. Silence doesn't mean not talking and not doing things; it means that you are not disturbed inside. If you're truly silent, then no matter what situation you find yourself in you can enjoy the silence.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: heart  silence 
     
    As long as you find something beautiful, good, and true to believe in and abide by, you have the equivalent of God in your life.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: believe  beautiful  true  god 
     
    Human beings are not our enemy. Our enemy is not the other person. Our enemy is the violence, ignorance, and injustice in us and in the other person. When we are armed with compassion and understanding, we fight not against other people, but against the tendency to invade, to dominate, and to exploit.
    — Nhat Hanh
    The way must be in you; the destination also must be in you and not somewhere else in space or time. If that kind of self-transformation is being realized in you, you will arrive.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: time  space 
     
    Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: present  smile  moment  body  mind 
     
    There is no birth, there is no death; there is no coming, there is no going; there is no same, there is no different; there is no permanent self, there is no annihilation. We only think there is.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: self  birth 
     
    You are what you want to become. Why search anymore? You are a wonderful manifestation. The whole universe has come together to make your existence possible. There is nothing that is not you. The kingdom of God, the Pure Land, nirvana, happiness, and liberation are all you.
    — Nhat Hanh
    You do not suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent.
    — Nhat Hanh
    There are many ways to calm a negative energy without suppressing or fighting it. You recognize it, you smile to it, and you invite something nicer to come up and replace it; you read some inspiring words, you listen to a piece of beautiful music, you go somewhere in nature, or you do some walking meditation.
    — Nhat Hanh
    The quality of our life depends on the quality of the seeds that lie deep in our consciousness.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: lies  quality 
     
    Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: fear  future  past  beautiful  body  right  eyes  sky 
     
    The greatest of all miracles is to be alive.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: miracle 
     
    Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things.
    — Nhat Hanh
    Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: joy  smile 
     
    Take my hand. We will walk. We will only walk. We will enjoy our walk without thinking of arriving anywhere.
    — Nhat Hanh
    tags: thinking 
     
    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.
    — Nhat Hanh
    Because you are alive, everything is possible.
    — Nhat Hanh
    We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.
    — Nhat Hanh
    For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.
    — Nhat Hanh
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    nhat hanh
    Birth    : October 11, 1926
    Occupation  : Monk