Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quote of the Week

"Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred."

— Zen masterThich Nhat Hanh (The Miracle of Mindfulness)


BLD in MT said...

I could really stand to keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

Thank you for sharing.. beautiful.

Vern said...

Thay is so quotable. Almost every sentence from his writings could be pulled to make a great quote!