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Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

Every moment is a gift of life.
Peace Is Every Breath, Thich Nhat Hanh

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

In the garden of my heart, the flowers of peace bloom beautifully.
Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers, Thich Nhat Hanh

To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
Touching Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Peace Is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh

Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.
Thich Nhat Hanh

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive – that you can touch the miracle of being alive – then that is a kind of enlightenment.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.
Thich Nhat Hanh

It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available – more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don’t have to run into the future in order to get more.
Thich Nhat Hanh

People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore.
Thich Nhat Hanh

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.
The Art of Power, Thich Nhat Hanh

Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now.
Thich Nhat Hanh

When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there
Thich Nhat Hanh

To love is to be; to be loved is to be recognized by the other.
True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart, 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

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.
Thich Nhat Hanh

To be loved means to be recognized as existing.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.
Thich Nhat Hanh

We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.
Thich Nhat Hanh