Quote Archives: Thich Nhat Hanh

Assuring a good future ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The future is made up of only one substance and that is the present moment. By taking care of the present, you are doing everything you can to assure a good future. Thich Nhat Hanh

Practicing loving kindness meditation ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Practicing loving kindness meditation is like digging deep into the ground until we reach the purest water. We look deeply into ourselves until insight arises and our love flows to the surface. Joy and happiness radiate from our eyes, and everyone around us benefits from our smile and our presence. If we take good care […]

To be ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

We have a tendency to think in terms of doing and not in terms of being. We think that when we are not doing anything, we are wasting our time. But that is not true. Our time is first of all for us to be. To be what? To be alive, to be peaceful, to […]

The most basic kind of peace work ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. Thich Nhat Hanh

Be yourself first ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

We do so much, we run so quickly, the situation is difficult, and many people say, “Don’t just sit there, do something.” But doing more things may make the situation worse. So you should say, “Don’t just do something, sit there.” Sit there, stop, be yourself first, and begin from there. Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness is the way ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

There is no distinction between means and ends. There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh

Do not be afraid to love ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Do not be afraid to love. Without love, life is impossible. Thich Nhat Hanh