Monday, December 1, 2014

Contemplative Monday

The following is taken from 'The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh' (click)
and published by Shambhala Pocket Classics.


"The miracle of mindfulness is, first of all, that you are here.
Being truly here is very important----being here for yourself, and for the one you love.

How can you love if you are not here?
A fundamental condition for love is your own presence.
In order to love, you must be here.
That is certain.

Fortunately, being here is not a difficult thing to accomplish.
It is enough to breathe and let go of thinking or planning.

Just come back to yourself, concentrate on your breath, and smile.

You are here, body and mind together.
You are here, alive, completely alive.
That is a miracle."

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