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Turn the Suffering of Anger into Understanding

Anger is a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong or perceived wrong. How do you feel when you are angry? Do you feel a burning sensation? Do you feel tense? Does your heart race? Do you feel like striking out?  We’ve all been angry. It can be an uncomfortable emotion. If […]

Be Compassionate, Practice Being Thankful

In an earlier post, Spread Peace and Happiness, Smile, we talked about how exuding happiness benefits everyone around us.  Keeping a positive attitude so we can radiate happiness requires us to strive for an attitude of gratitude.   To be compassionate, we should practice being thankful.  The old saying, “No man is an island” is completely true.  We […]

Words That Inspire Self-confidence, Joy, and Hope

Knowing that words can create happiness or suffering, I am committed to learn to speak truthfully, with words that inspire self-confidence, joy, and hope.  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, from the Fourth Mindfulness Training In the last post, Speak Truthfully, we discussed what it means to speak truthfully and what it means to not speak truthfully.  […]

Speak Truthfully

I am committed to learn to speak truthfully, with words that inspire self-confidence, joy, and hope. I am determined not to spread news that I do not know to be certain and not to criticize or condemn things of which I am not sure. The above is quoted from the Fourth Training of Thich Nhat Hanh’s […]

Pride Has No Place in True Love

 In true love, there is no place for pride. ~  Thich Nhat Hanh Darling, I suffer.  Please help me. The above is the last mantra from the previous post,  Love Mantras for a Mindful Valentine’s Day.   This mantra is a response to a difficult situation, so we are going to give it some more attention. It […]

Love Mantras for a Mindful Valentine’s Day

Do You Know Love Mantras for Valentine’s Day?   The Day of Love is quickly approaching!   Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk & teacher, offers us 4 compelling love mantras to practice in our relationships for a Mindful Valentine’s Day.   Darling, I’m here for you.  Chocolates are delicious.  Flowers are beautiful.  Jewelry is sparkly.  […]