Tag Archives: Thich Nhat Hanh

An old tree

I have been thinking a lot about trees lately. In our backyard we have a massive old oak, probably 60 to 70 years old. It dominates our yard with a wide canopy casting shade, towering over all of the other … Continue reading

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Deep breathes….

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” – Rumi My youngest is coming into town Sunday for a … Continue reading

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Let it go

  “A trap had been set to stop a monkey from stealing fruit. The monkey reached into the trap to get a piece a fruit and got stuck. All it had to do was drop the fruit and it would … Continue reading

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The hardest hike

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I typically try to find hikes in the six to eight mile range with anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 feet of elevation change. For a … Continue reading

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Taking a break from the circus

I need a break. I am going to spend the next week NOT reading Trumps tweets, or Politico. Not watching Rachel Maddow or the evening news. My brain is fried and I need to un-fry it somehow. I am thinking a … Continue reading

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The enlightenment of a toothache

“When I have a toothache, I discover that not having a toothache is a wonderful thing. That is peace. I had to have a toothache in order to be enlightened, to know that not having one is wonderful.” – Thich … Continue reading

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Actions of faith

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I attend a very traditional Presbyterian church, a church I have been a member of for over … Continue reading

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