Thich Nhat Hanh
If you look at something too closely, you might fail to see it for what it really is.
No harm, just foul.
It’s funny how the things you don’t want to remember tend to become the things you’ll never forget.
Sometimes drinking is a problem; sometimes it’s a solution. Either way, you eventually end up sober.
We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
"I’m trying to be more patient. I want everything to happen right now, when I know I should be going slow and paying my dues."
"In what area are you most impatient?"
"I know I should say ‘career,’ but honestly, I really want to fall in love."
"How do you pay your dues in love?"
"You’ve got to meet a lot of people. You can’t just go around saying: ‘Hey! You’re nice, and attractive. So I love you!’"
When you yell, I don’t hear a thing - but your silence is deafening.
Just because something appears to be in tact doesn’t mean it isn’t broken.