Monday, November 17, 2014

Contemplative Monday

This past week Thich Nhat Hanh had a serious brain hemorrhage in France.
He is being monitored closely by medical staff.
His community is asking for everyone to send positive thoughts/energy his way.

Today's quote by Thich Nhat Hanh (click to learn more) is taken from 
'The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh'
by Shambhala Pocket Classics.


"The basic condition of happiness is freedom. 
If there is something on your mind that you keep thinking about,
then you are caught and have no freedom.
If you are caught in sorrow and regret about the past,
or if you are anxious about what will happen to you in the future,
then you are not really free to enjoy the many wonders of life
that are available in the here and now.

The blue sky, the beautiful trees, the lovely faces of children, the flowers,
 and the birds can nourish and heal us in the present moment."

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