33 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh

Did you ever feel that positive vibe when someone’s writing has changed the way you view the world? Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings will do that for you. He has been the living example of Meditation’s power.

Born in central Vietnam in 1926, Thich Nhat Hanh entered at Tu Hieu Temple in Hue city as a novice monk at the age of sixteen. Now he is a well-known global spiritual leader, peace activist, and a best-selling writer on mindfulness and peace.

Some of his best-selling books are Being Peace; Peace Is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness, The Art of Power, True Love, and Anger.

Here are his 33 mind-blowing Quotes to boost your life.

1. “We have to learn to live our life as a human being deeply. We need to live each breath deeply so that we have peace, joy and freedom as we breathe.”

2. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

3. “Look at flowers, butterflies, trees, and children with the eyes of compassion. Compassion will change your life and make it wonderful.”

4. “When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.”

5. “No one can be successful in the art of meditation without having passed the gate of breathing.”

6. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

7. “Yesterday is already gone. Tomorrow is not yet here. Today is the only day available to us; it is the most important day of our lives.”

8. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

9. “The energies of mindfulness, concentration and insight can liberate us from our anxiety and worries. We let go of the past and the future, and come in touch with the wonders of the present.”

10. “With compassion you can die for other people, like the mother who can die for her child. You have the courage to say it because you are not afraid of losing anything, because you know that understanding and love is the foundation of happiness. But if you have fear of losing your status, your position, you will not have the courage to do it. “

11. “Every one of us already has the seed of mindfulness. The practice is to cultivate it.”

12. “Because you are alive, everything is possible.”

13. “If we take steps without anxiety, in peace and joy, then we will cause a flower to bloom on the Earth with every step.”

14. “Many people think excitement is happiness…. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.”

15. “While you are walking, smile and be in the here and now, and you will transform that place into paradise.”

16. “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.”

17. “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.”

18. “There are thousands of channels in our consciousness; it is up to us to choose the channel.”

19. “When we practice smiling peacefully and calmly, our peace can permeate the entire universe. The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.”

20. “When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there? “

21. “Your body is your first home. Breathing in, I arrive in my body. Breathing out, I am home.”

22. “Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

23. “Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person.”

24. “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”

25. “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.”

26. “My actions are my only true belongings.”

27. “Life is not about getting to a certain place. Life is a path. Walking meditation is a way to practice walking without a goal or intention”

28. “Our own life has to be our message.”

29. “If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society will benefit from our peace.”

30. “Life is available only in the present moment.”

31. “We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet. We need to awaken ourselves.”

32. “You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.”

33. “Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.”

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  1. really inspiring quotes… my favorite one is “There are thousands of channels in our consciousness; it is up to us to choose the channel.” and also the number 15, “While you are walking, smile and be in the here and now, and you will transform that place into paradise.”

  2. For me the take away is – 8. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

    One of the hardest thing on earth to do, self appreciation and acceptance 🙂 Very beautiful indeed.

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