Thich Nhat Hanh on The Practice of Mindfulness

“Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.”  “Breathing out I know I am breathing out”

It is such a simple practice, but it can transform your life.

Our true home is not in the past. Our true home is not in the future. Our true home is in the here and the now. Life is available only in the here and the now, and it is our true home.

Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. You don’t have to wait ten years to experience this happiness. It is present in every moment of your daily life. There are those of us who are alive but don’t know it. But when you breathe in, and you are aware of your in-breath, you touch the miracle of being alive. That is why mindfulness is a source of happiness and joy.

Happiness

La raíz de la felicidad descansa en nuestra  mente; las circunstancias externas no son mas que adversas o favorables. 

Matthieu Ricard

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“The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.”

Matthieu Ricard

What is essential is invisible to the eyes

landscape“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“Sólo con el corazón se puede ver bien. Lo esencial es invisible par los ojos”