True story: I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and was a little restless. Normally, I would just go ahead and get fully awake and start the day. Today is my day off, and I really wanted to do that thing that is so unlike me: stay in bed past 5:00 in the morning!
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
“In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.”
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
Thank you, Thich Nhat Hahn, for making miracles with your life.