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 be joyful, to be loving. And that is what the world needs most.
Thich Nhat Hanh
from the book The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now
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Further quotes from the book The Art of Living:
- Peace, joy, and happiness right where we are
- The art of creating a happy moment
- We already have more than enough
- We all want to understand and to love