Thursday, March 3, 2011


It is important: not think that we have to always do something about the sensations we feel. Not to think that we have to give them names and plan immediate action. Instead, to look at sorrow "without the word," to look at hunger "without the word," to feel what we feel without forcing connections with the past or projecting future consequences.


  1. Not think... and often nor to speak about our sensations: when putting words on them, we can make them narrow.

  2. We grow up being taught not to use vulgar words. I have come to see all words as vulgar. No word or series of words contain truth but they all fall short. It is only in the silence, before thought or words that we can see things as they truly are.

    I can point and say, look the moon, and you will look and say yes the moon and we will both have missed it. But if I point in silence and you look past my finger and see it then we have both seen it.

  3. I recommend this book:
    "Touching peace, practicing the art of mindful living"
    by Thich Nhat Hanh.
    Easy to read, even for any beginner, but deeply wise!

  4. "People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."
    — Thich Nhat Hanh