Peace is every step
Author: Thich Naht Hanh
In Thich Nhat Hanh's teaching, peace is not something external to be achieved after an arduous search, but it is here, in us, in our every step, in every breath. And precisely those situations in life that most irritate us can be transformed into signals to return to our true self: the telephone that rings continuously, the red lights, the traffic jams thus become our spiritual friends on the path of mindfulness. Because the deepest sensations of joy and wholeness are as close at hand as the next breath and the smile we can do right now (in the kitchen, in the office, behind the wheel of the car) by relaxing, the author tells us, hundreds of muscles .