Senan Of Somerset
Senan Of Somerset

Thich Nhat Hanh

On 22nd January 2022, a wise and gentle soul passed away. One of my personal heroes. Rather than write a lengthy passage about his life and teachings, can I simply leave you with some of his sayings for you to ponder over.

“When you are mindful, you are fully alive; you are fully present. You can get in touch with the wonders of life that can nourish you and heal you.”

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

“The kingdom of God is available to you in the here and the now. But the question is whether you are available to the kingdom. Our practice is to make ourselves ready for the kingdom so that it can manifest in the here and the now. You don’t need to die in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. In fact, you have to be truly alive in order to do so.”

 

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