Born On This Day: Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh, born on 11 October 1926

Happy birthday to Thay. 

On this day, I recall one of his talks, where he talked about personal responsibility, and how our many choices in the home and regarding our schedule and priorities influence our well-being and can last for a long time. He told the audience about a new mother who made the effort to move to a safer neighbourhood in order to give the child an opportunity to be a child and to develop in a calm setting. He used that resonant example to imply that we too can self-parent and care for our emerging future, as a mom would for her child. 

Thay has been on my healing list since his stroke, and before that, he was very high on my gratitude list. I feel lucky to be alive when he is in the world.

11 October 2020

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