What is this?

3 thoughts on “What is this?”

  1. aleyenbeck@gmail.com says:

    hearing the personal affirmation bit on the video made me realize I have had a personal affirmation for 11 years, from a Peace march I attended in Los Angeles led by Thich Nhat Hanh. He taught a simple song that was sung while we marched: “I have arrived, I am home. In the here and in the now. I am solid, I am free, I am solid, I am free. In the ultimate I dwell.” I have repeated this to myself in times of joy and hardship, randomly and intentionally for the past 11 years.

    This is taking on new meaning for me now as I dive into this study of “ultimate reality”.

    1. aleyenbeck@gmail.com says:


      (the song mentioned above)

  2. Michael D. May says:


    Thank you for these insightful comments and helping us all to connect the dots between a great reflection by someone like Thich Nhat Hanh and our own interior life practice.

    When we feel like we are in pre-school regarding some aspect of our journey or interior life practice, this is precisely the time to borrow some programming from someone who has completed graduate studies and explored the path we wish to follow. We can borrow freely and fully from their words and, with spaced repetition, often over years and decades, and through the use of these words as a filter for our daily life encounters and relationships, we can grow to know and experience the same Deep Place to which these teachers have invited us to follow.

    You will find it interesting to know that the quote you reference by Thich Nhat Hanh is the quote used to end Station 12 of Life Journey # 1,
    “The Story.” You will find it of further interest that one of lay dharma teachers of Thich Nhat Hanhs Order is one of the major contributors to this program and curriculum and is featured in several of the video messages. His daughter, whom you may have met as Sister Jewell in Los Angeles, has managed many of the publications from Plum Village the last many years and remains a close friend of this program.

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