The words of Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, and activist Thich Nhat Hanh remind us how to find and make peace with reflection-inspiring art by Adam Guan.
January: Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion. - Thich Nhat Hanh
February: True love is possible only with understanding. When there is understanding, compassion is born. - Thich Nhat Hanh
March: Peace is all around us - in the world and in nature - and within us - in our bodies, and our spirits. Once we learn to touch this peace, we will be healed and transformed. It is not a matter of faith; it is a matter of practice. - Thich Nhat Hanh
April: Wholesome, spiritual nourishment can be found looking at the blue sky, the spring blossoms, or the eyes of a child. We can celebrate the joys that are available in these simple pleasures. - Thich Nhat Hanh
May: Words can travel across thousands of miles. May my words create mutual understanding and love. May they be as beautiful as gems, as lovely as flowers. - Thich Nhat Hanh
June: When understanding is born in me, compassion is also born. - Thich Nhat Hanh
July: Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. - Thich Nhat Hanh
August: Breathing in, I am so happy to hug my beloved. Breathing out, I know she is real and alive in my arms. - Thich Nhat Hanh
September: Forgetfulness is the darkness, mindfulness is the light. - Thich Nhat Hanh
October: Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. - Thich Nhat Hanh
November: Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. - Thich Nhat Hanh
December: It takes time to practice generosity, but being generous is the best use of our time. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Details and Dimensions:
12" x 12"
Durable cover and punch hole
Quotes on each page
Full color art
Printed on high-quality FSC-certified paper. The FSC Mix label ensures that the timber used to produce the paper is from a mixture of reclaimed timber or fiber, FSC-certified forests and/or controlled wood.