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Being Peace Quotes

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
Being Peace, 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.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Children understand very well that in each woman, in each man, in each child, there is capacity of waking up, of understanding, and of loving.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax, to be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when we walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, and enjoy being together as if we are the happiest people on Earth.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Preventing war is much better than protesting against the war. Protesting the war is too late.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Understanding means throwing away your knowledge.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

You are not an observer, you are a participant.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

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.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

In modern society most of us don’t want to be in touch with ourselves; we want to be in touch with other things like religion, sports, politics, a book – we want to forget ourselves. Anytime we have leisure, we want to invite something else to enter us, opening ourselves to the television and telling the television to come and colonize us.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Guarding knowledge is not a good way to understand. Understanding means to throw away your knowledge.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Do not say that I’ll depart tomorrow because even today I still arrive.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight. I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Please don’t wait until the doctors tell you that you are going to have a baby to begin to take care of it. It is already there. Whatever you are, whatever you do, your baby will get it. Anything you eat, any worries that are on your mind will be for him or her. Can you tell me that you cannot smile Think of the baby, and smile for him, for her, for the future generations. Please don’t tell me that a smile and your sorrow just don’t go together. It’s your sorrow, but what about your baby It’s not his sorrow, it’s not her sorrow.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

The problem is whether we are determined to go in the direction of compassion or not. If we are, then can we reduce the suffering to a minimum If I lose my direction, I have to look for the North Star, and I go to the north. That does not mean I expect to arrive at the North Star. I just want to go in that direction.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

An oak tree is an oak tree. That is all it has to do. If an oak tree is less than an oak tree, then we are all in trouble.
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh