My only true belongings

Our true home is not in the past. Our true home is not in the future. Our true home is in the here and the now. Life is available only in the here and the now, and it is our true home. Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. You don’t have to wait ten years to experience this happiness. It is present in every moment of your daily life. There are those of us who are alive but don’t know it. But when you breathe in, and you are aware of your in-breath, you touch the miracle of being alive. That is why mindfulness is a source of happiness and joy. My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Jendhamuni at the garden

Jendhamuni at the garden

 

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