Finding Joy in Life’s Obstacles and Beauties

When you are a young person, you are like a young creek, and you meet many rocks, many obstacles and difficulties on your way. You hurry to get past these obstacles and get to the ocean.

But as the creek moves down through the fields, it becomes larges and calmer and it can enjoy the reflection of the sky. It’s wonderful. You will arrive at the sea anyway so enjoy the journey. Enjoy the sunshine, the sunset, the moon, the birds, the trees, and the many beauties along the way. Taste every moment of your daily life.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh’s metaphor of a young creek encountering obstacles on its way to the ocean is a beautiful reminder to embrace life’s journey.

Let’s take Thich’s wisdom with us and enjoy every moment of our daily lives.

By the way, I had the privilege of spending a day with this revered Zen master, teacher and poet in Waldbröl many years ago. It was an unforgettable experience that left a lasting impact on me.

Have you had the opportunity to meet any inspiring figures like Thich Nhat Hanh?


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