This Christmas, if you buy and bring home a Christmas tree to decorate, remember that your ‘True Home’ is not found outside yourself, but it is right in your own heart. We do not need to bring home anything for us to feel fulfilled. We have everything we need right in our heart. We do not need to practice for many years or to travel far to arrive at our true home. If we know how to generate the energy of mindfulness and concentration, then with each breath, with each step, we arrive at our true home. Our true home is not a place far removed from us in space and time. It is not something that we can buy. Our true home is present right in the here and now; if only we know how to return and to be truly present to it.
Let us all enjoy our practice of coming home this Holiday season. Let us truly be at home within, and so become a home for our loved ones and all our friends. — Thich Nhat Hanh. @thichnhathanhquotecollective #thay #truehome #merrychristmas #hereandnow #mindfulness #presentmoment #thichnhathanhquotecollective #thichnhathanh #buddhistquotes #thichnhathanhquotes
Beautiful and Happy Holidays to you!