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Watch this when you need motivation to reach your goals

I am a huge TED talks fan. I came across this video tonight that should be shared universally.

Life

For Warmth, a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh...

I hold my face in my two hands.
No, I am not crying.
I hold my face in my two hands
to keep the loneliness warm - 34 more words

Buddhism

Blessing our food

It’s Thanksgiving time – a time when we pay extra attention to being grateful for our food, to blessing it.  My old meditation teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh – the world’s foremost Zen master and I think our greatest living spiritual teacher – is currently extremely ill and is very much on my mind and in my prayers – as he is for people around the world.   271 more words

Thich Nhat Hanh

The Student and the Teacher

Nobody is really a student and nobody is really a teacher.

We are all learning, and we are all teaching.

That is what I call the practice of building relationships.

Blog

The Student and the Teacher

Nobody is really a student and nobody is really a teacher.

We are all learning, and we are all teaching.

That is what I call the practice of building relationships.

Contemplation

On the Mystic's Path: Part Ten

A brief history lesson:

Ch’an Master Xu Yun lived to be 120. He lived from the mid 1800s until the mid 1900s and never traveled to the West—but many westerners traveled to the East to learn from him and his influence is felt here. 360 more words

(Shorts) Don't Mistake Running for a Race

Don’t mistake running for a race.
As medals exist in perspective,
One can always pivot to new angles of dissatisfaction.

Crowds may ogle and cheer, 93 more words

Shorts