Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

-Nhat Hanh
Nhat Hanh

Each time you take a mindful step you are back in the arms of Mother Earth and are reminded of your true sweet home in the here and now.

Nhat Hanh
The teachings on love given by the Buddha are clear, scientific, and applicable... Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person. They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and everything.
Nhat Hanh

Looking deeply into the wrong perceptions, ideas, and notions that are at the base of our suffering is the most important practice in Buddhist meditation.

Nhat Hanh
Awareness is a mirror reflecting the four elements. Beauty is a heart that generates love and a mind that is open.
Nhat Hanh

Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.

Nhat Hanh
Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
Nhat Hanh

You who are journalists, writers, citizens, you have the right and duty to say to those you have elected that they must practice mindfulness, calm and deep listening, and loving speech. This is universal thing, taught by all religions.

Nhat Hanh
You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are ...transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment.
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.

Nhat Hanh
May all beings learn how to nourish themselves with joy each day.