Shobna provides a short and powerful message of how each of us can achieve peace.
The Thich Nhat Hanh quote she uses summarizes a message about the source of strength.
The word heart is related to many other words: health, hearth, and courage. Each word points to an inner journey we make to discover peace; to the heart and core (another word related to heart) of each of our strength.
I find nature is a space of solitude where peace emerges during long walks and listening to nature’s soft sounds. It is not that the busyness of the world is in some distant place. Instead, it is often just around the corner and nature offers a temporary sheltering space and reprieve to gather one’s self; a calm in the storm life can become. I added the following quote:
“We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)
This is my favourite picture taken in the upper reaches of the Fraser River with Kathy standing on the rock. Just beyond her, the river narrows, forming rapids and Rearguard Falls, hinted at in this picture. From where we stood, we heard the river’s noise, chaos, and power as it traversed its narrowing chute (the French word for waterfalls).
Granted, it is chaos to me. Nature embraces what I consider chaos.
Profound. Thanks for sharing
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On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 8:44 AM Teacher as Transformer wrote:
> ivonprefontaine posted: “via Peace Shobna provides a short and powerful > message of how each of us can achieve peace. The Thich Nhat Hanh quote she > uses summarizes a message about the source of strength. The word heart is > related to many other words: health, hearth, and courage” >
You are welcome Roy. Thank you and take care.
Inspiring and profound post and I completely agree with Thich Nhat.
Thank you Kamal.
Welcome 😊😊 😊😊 Ivon
“Kissing the earth with your feet” – now that’s an interesting concept. Perhaps we should do that as we walk through each day wherever we are and not just in nature, although that is definitely a more peaceful place.
The neat thing about Thich Nhat Hanh is he uses this in his everyday life. For example, he once walked through Seoul with others and focused on how the earth kissed his feet.
There’s a lesson for us there. Perhaps in the future we can be more aware of our footsteps and where they are leading us.
I agree Bev. Thich Nhat Hanh provides considerable wisdom for each of us to consider.
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Beautiful photos and wonderful words shared. I pray for peace and calm everyday. Happy Thanksgiving my friend.
Thank you John. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Such beautiful profound words. The pictures are beautiful too❤️
Thank you Lara.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the heart is considered the supreme controller, which equates to the emperor. Imagine if we all consulted the heart before taking any sort of action. What a different world it would be.
Lovely as always, Ivon. Aloha.
Thank you for the lovely insight Bela. It would be interesting if our wisdom emerged from a place of love. Take care and enjoy.
I’ve read a couple of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books. One that I really liked was the little pocket book about peace, thinking it was Peace is Every Step .. . Decades ago, I went to see Thich Nhat Hanh when he came to Lincoln Center, in NYC. That was quite memorable. I’ve never heard that much of a silence in Lincoln Center. Wild experience considering this is the noisiest city going. There on stage, was Thich Nhat Hanh and forty of his group, and hundreds in the audience, yet not one single sound while he was on stage. Merry Christmas peace to all.