Saturday, October 23, 2010

Something about being good at living

This sums up a lot:

We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.

-- Thich Nhat Hanh


  1. Elizabeth7:24 AM

    Thank you, Ellie.

  2. Yes, Elizabeth. We can always count on Thich Nhat Hanh, can't we?


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