This video was at the end of a blog post 7 Lessons Thich Nhat Hahn Taught Us.
For me, he has been a living example of a way of being that serves as a guiding light on my path. When I’m walking through the airport, I’m mindful and I observe my steps. I have yet to manage to allow enough time as he recommends. I will continue to practice.
In difficult situations I breathe.
I found myself contracting this morning against the news of his brain hemorrhage and I had to remind myself to breathe. But despite the breathing, I still felt that I had to do something even when there is nothing to do.
I continue to breathe as I write this. I know that there is nothing to contract against. I know that the light on my path is still there regardless of form. I know these things and yet I find that my breathing is not enough. I am restless.
So I’m going to walk. And I’m going to continue to breathe.
Breathing in I feel gratitude, breathing out I know that all is exactly as it should be.