Sunday, October 17, 2004

The French have a song called: "Qu'est-ce qu'on Attend Pour Etre
Heureux?" (What are you waiting for to be happy?). When I practice
breathing in and 1 say, "I have arrived," that is an achievement. Now
I am fully present, one hundred percent alive. The present moment
.has become my true home

When I breathe out 1 say, "I am home!' If you do not feel you are
.home, you will continue to run. And you will continue to be afraid
But if you feel you are already home, then you do not need to run
anymore. This is the secret of the practice. When we live in the
.present moment, it is possible to live in true happiness

Thich Nhat Hanh _

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