Compassion And Love – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Forgiveness will not be possible until compassion is born in your heart.

When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says things that are not easy to accept.  We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent on the other person being lovable.

We have to have loving speech.  And if we are honest, if we are true, terrorists will open their hearts.  Then we practice compassionate listening, and we can learn so much about our own perception and their perception.  Only after that can we help remove wrong perception. That is the best way, the only way, to remove terrorism.

It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love.  Every moment, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love.

When we look deeply into the heart of a flower, we see clouds, sunshine, minerals, time, the earth and everything else in the cosmos in it.  Without clouds there would be no rain, and without rain there would be no flower.

We really have to understand the person if we want to love.  If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, Pebbles Of Peace, p.4

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After thirty years of teaching Inner City, Special Education students and forty-five years of metaphysical studies, I have decided to share my life's philosophical understandings on this wonderful website. For me, everything in my life has been a spiritual experience from being raised in an alcoholic household, to marriage and teaching, and finally caring for an Alzheimer parent. I have sought at least fifteen, personal psychic readings to try and assist me as a wife, teacher and caretaker. I want to share the wisdom that I have gained from following the valuable spiritual guidance from my inner knowing and from heeding the advise of channeled answers from trusted psychics. At almost 70 years old, I am writing, traveling and enjoying retirement in Florida.

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