21 The Miracle of Mindfulness Quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Miracle of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World’s Most Revered Master talks about the benefits of mindfulness. Get here the best quotes from the miracle of mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh to find motivation.

The Miracle of Mindfulness Quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh

1. “Attachment to the false view of self means belief in the presence of unchanging entities which exist on their own. To break through this false view is to be liberated from every sort of fear, pain, and anxiety.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

2. “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

3. “Dear master, I think it would be better for each of us to watch ourself. To look after oneself means to look after both of us. That way I am sure we will avoid any accidents and will earn enough to eat.’ ” The Buddha said: “The child spoke correctly.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

4. “Doing your best is the surest way to remind those around you to do their best.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

5. “Don’t do any task in order to get it over with. Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention. Enjoy and be one with your work.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

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6. “Each time we find ourselves dispersed and find it difficult to gain control of ourselves by different means, the method of watching the breath should always be used.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

7. “Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

8. “If you want to relax the worry-tightened muscles in your face, let the half smile come to your face. As the half smile appears, all the facial muscles begin to relax. The longer the half smile is maintained, the better. It is the same smile you see on the face” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

9. “In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

10. “Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life. Don’t be attached to the future. Don’t worry about things you have to do. Don’t think about getting up or taking off to do anything. Don’t think about “departing”.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

11. “Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

12. “Mindfulness is like that—it is the miracle which can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

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13. “Reality is reality. It transcends every concept. There is no concept which can adequately describe it, not even the concept of interdependence.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

14. “Sitting in meditation is nourishment for your spirit and nourishment for your body, as well.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

15. “There are two ways to wash the dishes. The first is to wash the dishes in order to have clean dishes and the second is to wash the dishes to wash the dishes.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

16. “To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

17. “We can no longer be deluded by the notion that the destruction of others’ lives is necessary for our own survival.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

18. “Whatever the tasks, do them slowly and with ease, in mindfulness. Don’t do any task in order to get it over with. Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

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19. “Whatever the tasks, do them slowly and with ease, in mindfulness.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

20. “While washing the dishes, you might be thinking about the tea afterward, so try to get them out of the way as quickly as possible in order to sit and drink tea. But that means that you are incapable of living during the time you are washing the dishes.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

21. “Work is only a part of life. But work is life only when done in mindfulness. Otherwise, one becomes like the person “who lives as though dead.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

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