GATHAS

“When we focus our mind on a gatha, we return to ourselves and become more aware of each action. When the gatha ends, we continue our activity with heightened awareness.” 

Thich Naht Hahn

Listening to Birds

 

"When birdsong fills the air,

I vow to stop and listen deeply,

Acknowledging each voice in the chorus.

There you are, my friend. There you are."


~ Adapted from Robert Aitken

Walking

“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace.
With each step, a cool wind blows.
With each step, a flower blooms.”
~ Thich Nhat Hahn
Drinking Tea

“This cup of tea in my two hands, is mindfulness held perfectly.  My mind and body dwell in the very here and now.”
~ Thich Nhat Hahn
Waking Up

“Waking up this morning, I smile.
Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

~ Thich Nhat Hahn

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