Happy In The Present Moment

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, known affectionately as Thay by his followers, consistently teaches us that “We have everything we need to be happy in the present moment.”

“Happiness is here and now” is the name of the song in this video. It makes a lot of sense to me.

We can be happy that we have two eyes that see and two ears that hear the wonders of life.

We have the birds in the trees, the flowers in spring, the wind in the willows, the sun in the morning and the moon at night.

All of these and our lives are the results of causes and conditions that emanated from the formation of our solar system out of the continuation of the supernova which exploded in our region of the universe 4.5 billion years ago.

Master Lin Chi (Linji or Rinzai), Thay’s spiritual ancestor said, “The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on earth!”

If you are tired or bored or afraid, why not take a few moments to be mindful of your breathing while you listen to the song in this video?

What are you doing to be happy today? Please share.

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