Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes.

1. "Earth will be safe when we feel in us enough safety."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, Call Me by My True Names: The Collected Poems

2. "Nothing can survive without food. Everything we consume acts either to heal us or to poison us. We tend to think of nourishment only as what we take in through our mouths, but what we consume with our eyes, our ears, our noses, our tongues, and our bodies is also food. The conversations going on around us, and those we participate in, are also food. Are we consuming and creating the kind of food that is healthy for us and helps us grow? When we say something that nourishes us and uplifts the people around us, we are feeding love and compassion. When we speak and act in a way that causes tension and anger, we are nourishing violence and suffering."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

3. "But a lot of our thinking is caught up in dwelling on the past, trying to control the future, generating misperceptions, and worrying about what others are thinking."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

4. "Self-understanding is crucial for understanding another person; self-love is crucial for loving others. When you’ve understood your suffering, you suffer less, and you are capable of understanding another person’s suffering much more easily. When you can recognize the suffering in the other person and see how that suffering came about, compassion arises. You no longer have the desire to punish or blame the other person. You can listen deeply, and when you speak there is compassion and understanding in your speech. The person with whom you’re speaking will feel much more comfortable, because there is understanding and love in your voice."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

5. "Once you can communicate with yourself, you'll be able to communicate outwardly with more clarity. The way in is the way out."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

6. "When you see the suffering inside yourself, you can see the suffering in the other person, and you can see your part, your responsibility, in creating the suffering in yourself and in the other person."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

7. "Home is the place where loneliness disappears. When we’re home, we feel warm, comfortable, safe, fulfilled."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

8. "Compassion is born from understanding suffering. We all should learn to embrace our own suffering, to listen to it deeply, and to have a deep look into its nature."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

9. "There are many ways to tell the truth. It’s an art."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

10. "When you speak, allow the insight of our collective humanity to speak through you. When you walk, don't walk for yourself alone; walk for your ancestors and your community. When you breathe, allow the larger world to breathe for you."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

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