45 Motivational Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes For Success

Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist monk and peace activist, founder of the Plum Village Tradition. Thích Nhất Hạnh spent most of his later life residing in the Plum Village Monastery in southwest France, traveling internationally to give retreats and talks. These Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes will motivate you.

Best Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

  1. To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself. ~ Nhat Hanh
  2. The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. ~ Nhat Hanh
  3. Silence is essential. We need silence just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  4. You do not suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes
  5. The moment you understand the importance of loving yourself, you will stop hurting others. ~ Nhat Hanh
  6. People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. 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. ~ Nhat Hanh
  7. You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are …transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment. ~ Nhat Hanh
  8. There are many ways to calm a negative energy without suppressing or fighting it. You recognize it, you smile to it, and you invite something nicer to come up and replace it; you read some inspiring words, you listen to a piece of beautiful music, you go somewhere in nature, or you do some walking meditation. ~ Nhat Hanh
  9. 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. ~ Nhat Hanh
  10. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. ~ Nhat Hanh
  11. The more we see, the more we understand. The more we understand, the easier it is for us to have compassion and love. Understanding is the source of love. Understanding is love itself. Understanding is another name for love; love is another name for understanding. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes
  12. Take my hand. We will walk. We will only walk. We will enjoy our walk without thinking of arriving anywhere.

  13. Be Yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just Be. ~ Nhat Hanh
  14. Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things. ~ Nhat Hanh
  15. 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. ~ Nhat Hanh
  16. People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. ~ Nhat Hanh
  17. Silence is something that comes from your heart, not from outside. Silence doesn’t mean not talking and not doing things; it means that you are not disturbed inside. If you’re truly silent, then no matter what situation you find yourself in you can enjoy the silence. ~ Nhat Hanh
  18. If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive. ~ Nhat Hanh
  19. The way you speak to others can offer them joy, happiness, self-confidence, hope, trust, and enlightenment. ~ Nhat Hanh
  20. Mindful speaking is a deep practice. ~ Nhat Hanh Quotes
  21. You are what you want to become. Why search anymore? You are a wonderful manifestation. The whole universe has come together to make your existence possible. There is nothing that is not you. The kingdom of God, the Pure Land, nirvana, happiness, and liberation are all you. ~ Nhat Hanh
  22. The quality of our life depends on the quality of the seeds that lie deep in our consciousness. ~ Nhat Hanh
  23. Mindful time spent with the person we love is the fullest expression of true love and real generosity. ~ Nhat Hanh
  24. Around us, life bursts with miracles–a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there. ~ Nhat Hanh
  25. To dwell in the here and now does not mean you never think about the past or responsibly plan for the future. The idea is simply not to allow yourself to get lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future. If you are firmly grounded in the present moment, the past can be an object of inquiry, the object of your mindfulness and concentration. You can attain many insights by looking into the past. But you are still grounded in the present moment. ~ Nhat Hanh
  26. When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. ~ Nhat Hanh
  27. Choose to be in touch with what is wonderful, refreshing, and healing within yourself and around you. ~ Nhat Hanh
  28. Human beings are not our enemy. Our enemy is not the other person. Our enemy is the violence, ignorance, and injustice in us and in the other person. When we are armed with compassion and understanding, we fight not against other people, but against the tendency to invade, to dominate, and to exploit. ~ Nhat Hanh
  29. There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way. ~ Nhat Hanh
  30. When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there? ~ Nhat Hanh
  31. You have an appointment with life, an appointment that is in the here and now.

  32. Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work. ~ Nhat Hanh
  33. Anger is like a storm rising up from the bottom of your consciousness. When you feel it coming, turn your focus to your breath. Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body. Then look at, or think of, the person triggering this emotion: with mindfulness, you can see that they are unhappy and suffering. You can see their wrong perceptions. You’ll feel motivated by a desire to say or do something to help the other person suffer less. ~ Nhat Hanh
  34. This means compassionate energy has been born in your heart. And when compassion appears, anger is deleted. ~ Nhat Hanh
  35. We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment. ~ Nhat Hanh
  36. Some people live as though they are already dead. There are people moving around us who are consumed by their past, terrified of their future, and stuck in their anger and jealousy. They are not alive; they are just walking corpses. ~ Nhat Hanh
  37. Because you are alive, everything is possible. ~ Nhat Hanh
  38. To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~ Nhat Hanh
  39. Only the present moment contains life. ~ Nhat Hanh
  40. Today is the most important day of our lives. ~ Nhat Hanh
  41. You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free ~ Nhat Hanh
  42. My actions are my only true belongings. ~ Nhat Hanh Quotes
  43. Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness ~ Nhat Hanh
  44. In the moment when we are able to smile, to look at ourselves with compassion, our world begins to change. ~ Nhat Hanh
  45. Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ~ Nhat Hanh

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