Saturday, September 9, 2017


There is no way to happiness - happiness is the way.
We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear.
If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
My actions are the ground upon which I stand.
My actions are my only true belongings.
When mindfulness embraces those we love,
they will bloom like flowers.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.
Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
(Street Scene)
Without fear, happiness is possible.

(12 minutes)


Tich Nhat Hanh

Plum Village


yvette said...

So true....and your pictures.....


Saskia van Herwaarden said...

i am becoming more and more aware that the only thing holding me back is my fear, fear of what i don't know, which is so much more than i know
these days Father John Misty's music offers solace, as do your thoughful, compassionate posts