I’ve been talking this whole week about Thich Nhat Hanh, his impact on our spiritual lives and the bridge he’s built between our opposing views on religion and wisdom understandings… however to limit our gratitude to just this incredible work would be an injustice to all the other work this monk has done for all of us.

He’s taught me how to lead, how to live with nobility, how to look at myself and sweep my own side of the street.  He’s taught me how to move on, surrender to the mystery and how to create sustainable and beneficial change:

 

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you

don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not

doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or

less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have

problems with our friends or family, we blame the other

person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will

grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive

effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason

and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no

reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you

understand, and you show that you understand, you can

love, and the situation will change” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

I ask you all to pause again and send him your loving-kindness, today and everyday.  Thanks for the entire week of this and let’s all keep it going… if we paused everyday for the rest of our lives it surly wouldn’t begin to measure what he’s given us so why not?    _/\_

More?

 

Check out our newest retreat:

Feb 2015 Week Retreat in the Galapagos : “Our Evolving Lives: Adapt, Change, Grow”