A Zen quote from Thích Nhất Hạnh on “how to handle strong stormy emotions”


You too are a tree. During a storm of emotions, you should not stay at the level of the head or the heart, which are like the top of the tree. You have to leave the heart, the eye of the storm, and come back to the trunk of the tree.

Your trunk is one centimeter below your navel. Focus there, paying attention only to the movement of your abdomen, and continue to breathe.

—Thích Nhất Hạnh

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Brian Simms says:

    Reblogged this on Brian E Simms and commented:
    A powerful message…

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    1. Thank you Brian for your visit, your comment and your re-blog! 🙂


  2. He is awesome and I listen to his videos on YouTube on mindfulness and he is too good. Such a powerful and inspiring message. Thank you, Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal. Yes, I agree with you completely, he is a great teacher! 🙂 ❤


      1. Welcome Amira and a superb spiritual being. I have seen almost all his videos.

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        1. I will have to go an watch a few more myself! Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂 ❤


          1. Yes he is very good and inspiring. I think he is not well also and is paralyzed and cannot talk also now had seen it on YouTube. He is 93 years old. Sad

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          2. Wow, I did not realize he was so old! He is such a light in this confused world!


          3. Yes absolutely true Amira.

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  3. LindaP says:

    Such true wisdom!

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    1. yes, even just taking a few deep breaths and counting to 10 helps 🙂


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