Finding Your True Home in the Here and Now

“Your true home is in the here and the now. It is not limited by time, space, nationality, or race. Your true home is not an abstract idea. It is something you can touch and live in every moment.

With mindfulness and concentration, the energies of the Buddha, you can find your true home in the full relaxation of your mind and body in the present moment.

No one can take it away from you. Other people can occupy your country, they can even put you in prison, but they cannot take away your true home and your freedom.”

Thich Nhat Hanh “Returning Home” Shambhala Sun, March 2006.

See also: Stuck in a hell?-You can still can choose your own way

About Steven Goodheart

"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." Spinoza

2 Responses to “Finding Your True Home in the Here and Now”

  1. I am glad that he forgave us for invading his country so many years ago. I feel “at home” reading Thich Nhat Hanh where ever I go.


    michael j

    • Yes, it’s truly moving and remarkable, his deep forgiveness. He’s the real deal; doesn’t just talk the talk, but walks the walk, with great compassion and mindfulness.

      I’ve been in the presence of some remarkably spiritually minded people in my life, but meeting him and being taught by him, I felt I was in the presence of a living Buddha

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