flower, the river, the cloud, these things have a healing nature. If you allow yourself to be in touch with
these healing elements, the wounds within your body and your mind will
be healed. We should allow ourselves to be
healed, and therefore, we should allow ourselves to be in the heart of
life, which contains so many wonderful things, like the children, the
flower, and so on..."
consciousness can function like anti-bodies. What
is important is that you continue to plant new seeds, the kind of seeds
that are both refreshing and healing. And
if you just do that, by practicing mindful living so that you can be in
touch with the flower, with the cypress tree, with the fresh air, with
the beautiful eyes of the children, then these seeds will be planted in
yourself, and they will naturally take care of the seeds of your
suffering. You don't even have to touch
them. And that is something I think the
practice of Buddhism can contribute to psychotherapy in the west."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
From The Miracle of Mindfulness, From A Guide to Walking Meditation, Mindfulness of Breathing, The Four Establishments of Mindfulness, The Five Precepts, Lectures On Buddhist Psychology, The Discourse on Love, The Diamond Sutra, Touching the Energy of the Bodhisattvas, Touching the Ultimate Dimension, The Universal Door Chapter from The Lotus Sutra, The Twelve Links of Dependant Origination, The Art of Healing Ourselves
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