Just Be

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Be yourself.

Life is precious as it is. 

All the elements for your happiness are already here.

The is no need to run, strive, search,  or struggle. 

Just be.

I love Thich Nhat Hanh.

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9 thoughts on “Just Be

  1. Many years ago, I went to see Thich Nhat Hanh in New York City. Long story, interesting experience. I can only sum it up this way in one sentence, and I quote, me, smiles, “This was the quietest silence that I had ever not heard”. I am a Christian and I take in all peaceful things on the earth whenever possible. Though I do not follow Thich’s beliefs or religion, I did enjoy being part of that silent and other experience at Lincoln Center. Peace rocks, silently..

    • I like this comment about Thich’s work and his words. Thank you for sharing it. I too am a Christian but am beginning to see that there are many wonderful philosophies around peace. In this world there are so many peaceful paths and yet also many unpeaceful paths. I am afraid as a little human I walk on both but am trying to stay on the peaceful one. Looking at Buddhist teachings of people like Thich Nhat Hahn and Pema Chodron enhances my understanding of the Christ and enriches my experience as a human. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts too.
      Laura L. Padgett, Author
      “Dolores, Like the River”

      • Regarding your reply, I understand what you say, but I feel little different way. When I want to understand more about Christ or the Bible, I never go to another source or book or person, I go straight back to the Bible. I use the Bible as my faith teaching and my faith knowledge. When I read books by Thich or other authors, I use them for “practical” purposes rather than for spiritual or faithful purposes or enhancement. To me, both are two completely different things–spirituality , faith and practicality. I do understand how people might go to more than one source, but for myself, I’m a one-source kind of person, one faith, one God, Jesus Christ.

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