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People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. Thich Nhat Hanh Memories Tablet, Inspiration, Quotes, Life Lessons, Hard Times, So True, Brass, Plaques, Thich Nhat Hanh
Sometimes "real" is our desire for a particular and preferred frame of reference to materialize. Our expectations may cause us to spend years believing the frame will be realized only because we once had it and want it again. Real is when we cease to wait for something to frame up. Waiting =/= Living. ~Zest of Life
"10 Life Lessons from the Calmest Man in the World" by Thich Nhat Hanh for Oprah Magazine. For more than 60 years, Thich Nhat Hanh has followed the path of Zen Buddhism. Click the pic for some of his most thought-provoking quotes. They resonate to my core theme: Choose Your Energy and Change Your Life! This starts with paying attention, exploring how your thoughts generate your feelings and caring enough to choose a different perspective.
Let go of that thing that hurt you no matter how deeply it cuts, no matter how painful it is to let go. in some way we feel that our resentment is punishing them for the wrong they did, in truth it the rope that binds us, not them, to pain of the past.
There are many ways to calm a negative energy without suppressing or fighting it.... You recognize it ~ you smile to it ~ You invite something nicer to come up ~ replace it ~ You read some inspiring words ~ you listen to a piece of music ~ you go somewhere in Nature ~ or you do Walking Meditation.~ Thich Nhat Hahn