“The practice of meditation offered by the Buddha has two parts: stopping and looking deeply. The first part of meditation is stopping. If you’re like most of us, since you were born, you’ve been running. Now it’s a strong habit that many generations of your ancestors also had before you and transmitted to you—the habit of running, being tense, and being carried away by many things, so that your mind is not totally, deeply, peacefully in the present moment.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh



  1. Mel

    I’m still reveling in the fact that I can blame my ancestors. LOL…NOT that I WILL, mind you. :-/


  2. V. Alarcón-Córdoba

    I was just meditating on that this morning. That my natural state is being in motion and this is when I’m the most relaxed. Kind of paradoxical. Relaxed is being asleep. The in-between is the state described by the Buddha. hhmm…


  3. markonit

    …and there is nothing more than the present moment…


  4. Thank you for pausing and sharing.


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