In 2012 my husband and son had the great honor and pleasure of meeting with and filming zen master, global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh in conversation with Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk and old friend. They spoke about their common work for peace, the powers of love and gratefulness, freedom and the search for happiness, among other things. The young monks of Plum Village added their personal stories and the effect practicing mindfulness has had on their lives.
May Thich Nhat Hanh’s memory and teachings continue to inspire us
all the days of our lives.
The following quotes are a few of my favorites. Please feel free to share yours too…
When you begin to see that your enemy is suffering, that is the beginning of insight.
From something you can never become nothing.
The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.
Touching the present moment, we realize that the present is made of the past and is creating the future.
Other people’s actions are the result of their own pain and not the result of any intention to hurt you.
Love has no meaning without understanding.
To be loved means to be recognized as existing.