Why Thich Nhat Hanh Should Win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize (& How We Can Help).

If you haven’t (yet) experienced Thich Nhat Hanh’s awesomeness, here are seven favorite quotes to whet your appetite.

“Our own life has to be our message.”

“Compassionate listening is to help the other side suffer less. If we realize
that other people are the same people as we are, we are no longer angry at them.”

“We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet. We need to awaken ourselves. We need to practice mindfulness if we want to have a future, if we want to save ourselves and the planet.”

“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.”

“You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.”

“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.”

“Breathe, smile and go slowly.”

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