When we grow a lemon tree, we want it to be vigorous and beautiful. But, if it isn’t vigorous and beautiful, we don’t blame the tree. We observe it in order to understand why it isn’t growing well. Perhaps we have not taken good care of it. We know it is funny to blame a lemon tree, but we do blame human beings when they are not growing well. Because our brothers, sisters, and children are humans, we think they should behave in certain ways. But human beings are not very different from lemon trees. If we take good care of them, they will grow properly. Blaming never helps. – Thich Nhat Hanh. @thichnhathanhquotecollective #thay #lemontree #understanding #blame #acceptance #love #compassion #thichnhathanh #thichnhathanhquotecollective #buddhistquotes #thichnhathanhquotes

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