“I have arrived. I am home.
In the here. In the now.
I am solid. I am free.
In the ultimate I dwell.”
“Don’t say that I’ll depart tomorrow – even today I’m still arriving.
Look deeply: I arrive in every second
to be a bud on a spring branch,
to be a tiny bird, with wings still fragile,
learning to sing in my new nest,
to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,
to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh.
Thích Nhất Hạnh (pronounced [tʰǐk ɲə̌t hâːˀɲ] (born October 11, 1926) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet, peace and human rights activist living in France. Call Me By My True Names: The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh includes more than 100 poems composed over the last forty years by the poet to transform the pain and difficulties of the war and his exile into a celebration.