A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Being Mindful

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Deep Thoughts

Deep Thoughts

“Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.” — Thich Nhat Hanh (The Miracle of Mindfulness)


Written by Monte Stevens

February 4, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Great match of picture with quotation. Thich Nhat Hanh shows some deep spirituality. If I treat everything I encounter as sacred, my serenity is almost assured. Thanks brother for the wonderful message.

    Opa Wayne

    February 7, 2009 at 5:54 pm

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