Today’s Quote

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“Around us, life bursts with miracles–
a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf,
a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops.
If you live in awareness,
it is easy to see miracles everywhere.
Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles.
Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms;
ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap;
a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos;
a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings.
When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles,
we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.”

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh ~

Today’s Quote

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chris hopkins

“Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering.
Do not lose awareness of the existence of suffering in the world.
Find ways to be with those who are suffering by all means,
including personal contact and visits, images, sounds.
By such means, …awaken yourself and others
to the reality of suffering in the world.
If we get in touch with the suffering of the world,
and are moved by that suffering,
we may come forward to help the people who are suffering.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~


Meditation Prayer on Love

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Meditation Prayer on Love
by Thich Nhat Hanh

  1. May I be peaceful, happy and light in body and spirit.
  2. May I be free from injury.  May I live in safety.
  3. May I be free from disturbance, fear, anxiety and worry.
  4. May I learn to look at myself with the eyes of understanding and love.
  5. May I be able to recognize and touch the seeds of joy and happiness in myself.
  6. May I learn to identify and see the sources of anger, craving and delusion in myself.
  7. May I know how to nourish the seeds of joy in myself every day.
  8. May I be able to live fresh, solid and free.
  9. May I be free from attachment and aversion, but not be indifferent.