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Kiss the Earth: A Poem by Thich Nhat Hanh

Kiss the Earth: A Poem by Thich Nhat Hanh

In this simple yet eloquent biography of the great Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh–or “Thay” as he is called by his students–we are reminded of the gentle power of mindfulness, peace, and appreciation of the earth’s beauty.

Here is an inspiring poem by Thich Nhat Hanh. May it help to bring peace to all our hearts.

Kiss the Earth
By Thich Nhat Hanh

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves.

Be sure to check out this lovely book, a perfect way to introduce young people to the principles taught by Thay, or to learn more about Thich Nhat Hanh ourselves.

Read more: Spirit, Guidance, Inspiration

Adapted from Thich Nhat Hanh: Buddhism in Action, by Maura D. Shaw (Skylight Paths, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Maura D. Shaw. Reprinted by permission of Skylight Paths.
Adapted from Thich Nhat Hanh: Buddhism in Action, by Maura D. Shaw (Skylight Paths, 2004).

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11:18PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Thank you.

11:17PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

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11:17PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

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11:16PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

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4:56AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

Wonderful poem.

5:03PM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

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1:11PM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

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Good reminders. Even more, though, I agree with Karen K's comment about the "worth it" diet.

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