40+ Best Peace Is Every Step Quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh

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We have compiled a list of quotes from Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh for you to read.


Thinking Less

“With a cassette, we can just press the stop button. But with our thinking, we do not have any button. We may think and worry so much that we cannot sleep. “

Sitting Anywhere

“Wherever you are, you can breathe mindfully. “

Tangerine Meditation

“When you peel it and smell it, it’s wonderful. “

Eating Mindfully

“The purpose of eating is to eat. “

“When instead we speak about things that nourish our awareness of the food and our being together, we cultivate the kind of happiness that is necessary for us to grow. “

Walking Meditation

“We walk in that spirit. From time to time, when we see something beautiful, we may want to stop and look at it—a tree, a flower, some children playing. As we look, we continue to follow our breathing, lest we lose the beautiful flower and get caught up in our thoughts. “

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Driving Meditation

“Before starting the car, I know where I am going. “

“It was very easy to practice in Paris. Every time a car stopped in front of me, I saw the eyes of the Buddha blinking at me. I had to answer him by breathing and smiling, there was no better answer than that. “


“When we practice awareness, we discover something unusual. “

Flower Insights

“You refers to a flower, a dahlia. That morning as he passed by a fence, he saw that little flower very deeply and, struck by the sight of it, he stopped and wrote that poem. “

Breathing Room

“Since he has learned the practice of breathing, he knows that the best thing is to go into that room, sit down, and practice. “

“The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. “


“When we cook our potatoes, we do not just cook them in water. We put them in a pot with some oil, salt, and pepper, and we cook them until they are soft and delicious. “

Cooking Our Potatoes

“When we see and understand these kinds of causes, we can begin to be free from our anger. “

Internal Formations

“When we have a sensory input, depending on how we receive it, a knot may be tied in us. “

Living Together

“When we live with another person, to protect each other’s happiness, we should help one another transform the internal formations that we produce together. By practicing understanding and loving speech, we can help each other a great deal. “


“When we bring natural gas into our homes for heating and cooking, we know the suchness of gas. We know that gas is dangerous—it can kill us if we are not mindful. “


“Most of us are victims of a kind of living that is not mindful, and the practice of mindful living, of meditation, can stop these kinds of suffering and end the transmission of such sorrow to our children and grandchildren. “

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Nourishing Healthy Seeds

“When I smile, the seeds of smiling and joy have come up. As long as they manifest, new seeds of smiling and joy are planted. “

Blaming Never Helps

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look into the reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. “

Meditation on Compassion

“With understanding, the one we love will certainly flower. “

“When we observe deeply in this way, the fruit of our meditation will naturally transform into some kind of action. “

Hugging Meditation

“When you become a real person, your daughter becomes real also. “

Investing in Friends

“To create a good community, we first have to transform ourselves into a good element of the community. “

It Is a Great Joy to Hold Your Grandchild

“When a person grows old, his deepest hope is to have a grandchild to hold in his arms. He hopes for it day and night, and when he hears that his daughter or daughter-in-law is pregnant, he is so happy. “

Community of Mindful Living

“Mindfulness must be engaged. “

Mindfulness Must Be Engaged

“With mindfulness, we will know what to do and what not to do to be of help. “


“Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. “

Flowers and Garbage

“Only by seeing with the eyes of interbeing can that young girl be freed from her suffering. “

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Not Two

“When we want to understand something, we cannot just stand outside and observe it. We have to enter deeply into it and be one with it in order to really understand. “

“It is very natural. You don’t have to practice a lot of meditation to be able to do that. You just look, allowing yourself to be, and you lose yourself in the child, and the child in you. “

Healing the Wounds of War

“If only the United States had had the vision of non-duality concerning Vietnam, we would not have had so much destruction in both countries. “

The Sun My Heart

“I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. . These words are not philosophy. They come from the depths of his soul. “

Looking Deeply

“When a swimmer enjoys the clear water of the river, he or she should also be able to be the river. “

A Love Letter to Your Congressman

“The way we speak, the kind of understanding, the kind of language we use should not turn people off. “

“It would be wonderful if we could bring to the peace movement our non-dualistic way of looking at things. That alone would diminish hatred and aggression. “


“If we write articles and give speeches that express our conviction that political leaders should be helped by those who practice mindfulness, those who have a deep sense of calm and peace and a clear vision of what the world should be, we will begin to elect leaders who can help us move in the direction of peace. “

The Roots of War

“The leaf is also a mother to the tree. “

Like a Leaf, We Have Many Stems

“When we fight each other, the chicks born from the same mother hen put colors on their faces. “

We Are All Linked to Each Other

“When will the chicks of the same mother hen remove the colors from their faces and recognize each other as brothers and sisters. “


“When you begin to see that your enemy is suffering, that is the beginning of insight. “

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Call Me by My True Names

“When you first learn of something like that, you get angry at the pirate. You naturally take the side of the girl. “

Suffering Nourishes Compassion

“Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology. “

The River of Feelings

“Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of suffering in the life of the world. Find ways to be with those who are suffering, by all means, including personal contact and visits, images, and sound. “

“When a cloud comes by, she would greet him or her with loving kindness. “

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