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simply thinking

As the world seems - if we are to go by news alone - to be growing more and more unstable, precarious, full of war, violence and terror threats, I notice - beginning with myself - a kind of fatigue and hopelessness that anything will ever really change. More like: the faces and the methods might change, but the underlying push for power, control and riches has never really changed throughout history.

So it was with a ray of hope that I came across this sentence in Thich Nhat Hanh's new little book called Silence:

if we are just thinking something...the reality is

that the thoughts going through our minds also

go out into the world. Just as a candle radiates

heat and light and scent, our thinking

manifests itself in various ways,

including speech and action.

I find this thought very sobering, and full of incentive to become more mindful in general, though it is a path that has been calling me more and more deeply, especially in this sabbatical time.

 

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Allan | Reply 23.02.2015 18.19

I quoted Thich Nat Hanh at my mother's funeral.
Thanks for this gem.

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