The season that calls us home
This. So much… this.
You should go home to your hermitage; it is inside you.
Close the doors, light the fire, and make it cozy again.
That is what I call “taking refuge in the island of self.”
If you don’t go home to yourself, you continue to lose yourself. You destroy yourself and you destroy people around you, even if you have goodwill and want to do something to help.
That is why the practice of going home to the island of self is so important. No one can take your true home away.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one’s social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education … But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one’s development as a human being.
Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity…
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