“Life is a series
of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward
in whatever way they like.”
“Peace is present right here and now,
in ourselves and in everything we do and see.
Every breath we take,
every step we take,
can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.
The question is whether or not
we are in touch with it.
We need only to be awake,
alive in the present moment.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh
“We are not going to change the whole world,
but we can change ourselves
and feel free as birds.
We can be serene
even in the midst of calamities and,
by our serenity, make others more tranquil.
Serenity is contagious.
If we smile at someone,
he or she will smile back.
And a smile costs nothing.
We should plague everyone with joy.
If we are to die in a minute,
why not die happily, laughing?”
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015