10 Thich Nhat Hanh quotes

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10 Thich Nhat Hanh quotes

1 Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace. – Thich Nhat Hanh

2 In order to heal others, we first need to heal ourselves. And to heal ourselves, we need to know how to deal with ourselves. – Thich Nhat Hanh


3 Anger is like a storm rising up from the bottom of your consciousness. When you feel it coming, turn your focus to your breath. – Thich Nhat Hanh


4 People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. – Thich Nhat Hanh


5 We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living. – Thich Nhat Hanh


6 Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work. – Thich Nhat Hanh

7 Compassionate listening is to help the other side suffer less. If we realize that other people are the same people as we are, we are no longer angry at them. – Thich Nhat Hanh


8 Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments and difficult moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind our joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh


9 You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace. – Thich Nhat Hanh


10  When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body’s natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work. – Thich Nhat Hanh



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