“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Some of you may know that Thich Nhat Hanh is one of my favorite writers, teachers and thinkers of all time. I can open any of his books to any page and immediately feel calm. He is a peace activist and has an amazing life story, full of peace and good works. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967. He travels extensively giving peace lectures and retreats and has published more than one hundred books. I’ve read many of them and would recommend them all. They are truly soul-moving. Thich Nhat Hanh currently lives in exile from his native Vietnam at the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France.
I try not to inundate you all here with Thich Nhat Hanh quotations but there are so many good ones by him that it is sometimes hard. He is such a calming man with such sage words. I can only hope that you will all enjoy his wisdom as much as I do.