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Sunday, December 24, 2023

We can smile and relax. Everything we want is right here in the present moment.

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Thích Nhất Hạnh

Vietnamese monk Thích Nhất Hạnh dedicated his life to making the teachings of Buddhism and mindfulness accessible to the Western world. To carry his serene, poetic precepts abroad, he founded mindfulness practice centers in six countries and published more than 100 books in English. This quote from 1990’s “Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life” is an appeal to live simply and with purpose. In a culture where we’re conditioned for nonstop striving, it’s crucial to remember to pause and acknowledge the happiness that comes from feeling connected to our surroundings.

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