In times of Difficulty – Thich Nhat Hanh

I am blooming as a flower,

I am fresh as the dew,

I am solid as a mountain,

I am firm as the Earth.

I am free.

Breathing in, breathing out,

I am water reflecting what

is real, what is true;

And I feel there is space 

deep inside of me. I am free.

You can practice with this verse in times of difficulty and danger, when you need to keep your cool to know what to do and what not to do. For instance, suppose you’re sitting in an airplane, and suddenly you hear an announcement that the plane is being hijacked. Rather than panicking and doing things that may make the situation even more dangerous, you can come back to your breathing and start to practice the first line of this poem. – Thich Nhat Hanh.

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