Thursday, April 19, 2012

Via Thich Nhat Hanh Facebook:

Imagine a pine tree standing in the yard. If that pine tree were to ask us what it should do, what the maximum is a pine tree can do to help the world, our answer would be very clear: “You should be a beautiful, healthy pine tree. You help the world by being your best.” That is true for humans also. The basic thing we can do to help the world is to be healthy, solid, loving, and gentle to ourselves. Then when people look at us, they will gain confidence. They will say, “If she can do that, I can do that too!”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma April 19, 2012


No Negative Emotion

There isn’t any such thing as a negative emotion. There are negative things that we do with our emotions, but our emotions themselves are neither negative nor positive. They simply are.
- Robert Augustus Masters, "From Spiritual Bypassing"
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