If you are familiar with Buddhism and spirituality you probably know who Thich Nhat Hanh is and who powerful his ideas are.
For those who don’t actually know, Thich Nhat Hanh is master Buddhist teacher famous for his incredible wisdom.
In the world we live today as a society, we have forgotten the wisdom and the art of living. We live like robots.
This way of life makes us anxious and full of stress on a daily basis. We have forgotten how to live with tranquility and happiness, we think we need to acquire them.
Here are some of the most enlightening quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh that will remind you of life’s beauty and give you relief from your stress and anxiety.
10 Enlightening Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh:
1. “Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”
2. “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.”
3. “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”
4. “Suffering is not enough. Life is both dreadful and wonderful. How can I smile when I am filled with so much sorrow? It is natural, you need to smile to your sorrow because you are more than your sorrow.”
5. “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything, anger, anxiety, or possessions, we cannot be free.”
6. “Because you are alive, everything is possible.”
7. “People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize, a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child, our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
8. “When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change”
9. “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”
10. “Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say that it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing.”