Month: June 2011

Being Peace

I do believe that you don’t find books but rather they find you. Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, “Being Peace” was found on a NYC stoop as of late and it offers so many simple and loving thoughts on how to treat and teach children.  I think much of his point is said in this passage:

Thich Nhat Hanh in Paris in 2006
You cannot meditate alone. You have to do it with your children.  If your children are not happy, do not smile, you cannot smile.  When you make a peaceful step, that is for you, but it is also for the children, and for the world.

Yes, this is why we teach!