Many people don’t know how to handle their strong emotions. Our wrong perceptions can make us angry or fill us with despair. To see clearly, we must calm down. When we’re overcome by strong emotions we’re like a tree in a storm, with its top branches and leaves swaying in the wind. But the trunk of the tree is solid, stable, and deeply rooted in the earth. When we’re caught in a storm of emotions, we can practice to be like the trunk of the tree. We don’t stay up in the high branches. We go down to the trunk and become still, not carried away by our thinking and emotions. We don’t say or do anything; we just focus all our attentions on the rise and fall of our abdomen, our trunk. This protects us from speaking in anger and say something we may regret. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh.
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The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart. – Thich Nhat Hanh. @thichnhathanhquotecollective #thay #thaysaid #thichnhathanhquotecollective #happiness #freedom #thichnhathanh #buddhistquotes #thichnhathanhquotes

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It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems. – Thich Nhat Hanh. @thichnhathanhquotecollective #thay #thaysaid #thichnhathanhquotecollective #resting #relaxing #chronictension #worry #thichnhathanh #buddhistquotes #thichnhathanhquotes

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Accepting your body is crucial for your peace and freedom. Every human being is born as a flower in the garden of humanity. And flowers differ from each other. If you can’t accept your body and your mind, you can’t be a home for yourself. When you practice building a home in yourself, you become more and more beautiful. You radiate your inner peace, warmth, and joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh. Art by: Lucy Campbell.
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To be enlightened is always to be enlightened about something. I am enlightened about the fact that I am drinking a glass of water. I can obtain joy, peace, and happiness just because of that enlightenment. When you look at the blue sky and are aware of it, the sky becomes real, and you become real. That is enlightenment, and enlightenment brings about true life and true happiness. – Thich Nhat Hanh.
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To understand is to love. – Thich Nhat Hanh. @thichnhathanhquotecollective #thay #thaysaid #thichnhathanhquotecollective #understanding #love #understandingisthegroundoflove #thichnhathanh #buddhistquotes #thichnhathanhquotes

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As soon as there is stopping, there is happiness. There is peace. When we stop like that, it looks as if nothing is happening, but in fact everything is happening. You are deeply established in the present moment, and you touch your cosmic body. You touch eternity. There is no more restlessness, no more seeking. – Thich Nhat Hanh. @thichnhathanhquotecollective #thay #thaysaid #thichnhathanhquotecollective #thichnhathanh #stopping #happiness #presentmoment #buddhistquotes #thichnhathanhquotes

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