Peace from the inside out

These words from Zen poet and teacher Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh have been the greatest support to me and countless others for many years. Let’s imagine the world we would live in if each day, several times a day, we paused just long enough to say the following four lines:

Breathing in I calm my body.

Breathing out I smile.

24 brand new hours are before me.

I vow to look at all beings through the eyes of compassion.