Wednesday, April 16, 2008


"If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work."

Thich Naht Hanh

I was reading the lovely blog by Peggy from Creative Influences and she mentioned Thich Nath Hahn. I realized I had a book by him and decided to spend my afternoon reading it. It is truly beautiful to feel the warm glow inside when you read these words that are written with so much love.

Peace is every step.
The shining red sun is my heart.
Each flower smiles with me.
How green, how fresh all that grows.
How cool the wind blows.
Peace is every step. It turns the endless path to joy.

Thich Nhat-Hanh

It is lovely to read again in silence. To let the words come in and warm my heart. I really notice how important it is for me not to spend too much time just watching TV or sitting behind the computer. Reading a book, doing some gardening or taking a walk are activities much more constructive for me.

Beautiful how one decision to read a book can lead to an insight like this :)
Take care my friends and I leave you with one more beautiful poem;

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe when we feel safe in ourselves.

Thich Nhat Hanh


vk said...

Truly peaceful and calming post, Sas. I love reading Thich Nhat-Hanh...but as you say tend to spend more time watching TV or on my computer...well, at least now I have your blog to lead me on my spiritual journey. You distill the most wonderful stuff from all these books...In fact you have inspired me to slow down. Thanks for sharing your peace.
Beautiful shots....Love those blue flowers.

Sas said...

Thank you dear Vani :)

I love these blue flowers too, they are the first ones in my garden to blossom in the spring.

It is lovely to share the sayings of Thich Nath Hanh with you because by sharing the words I feel their true meaning :)

Take care and I wish you a lovely peaceful evening,

hug Sas

rkramadh said...

Sas, I love the second picture, the delicate blue flowers in the blue colander...just brilliant! You seem to find all the perfect accessories to photograph the flowers. I definitely read your blog everyday to remind me of the surrounding beauty and be inspired by your posts and quotes...thanks for helping me along!

~mE said...

Sas, i love the way you link pictures with those lil poems..beautiful :)

Elisa Day said...

Beautiful post! I love the blue flowers and the poems!

Sas said...

Dear Rupa,

So lovely to read your comment and to share thoughts :)

Take care my friend and thank you,

with love, Sas

Sas said...

Thank you ~Me and Elisa Day for the warm feedback :)

So nice to hear we love the same poetry,

with love, Sas