Calming, Smiling, Present Moment

(from Being Peace, by Thich Nhat Hanh)

Smiling is very important. It means that we are ourselves, that we have sovereignty over ourselves, that we are not drowned in forgetfulness. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace.

You can feel very happy while practicing breathing and smiling. The conditions are available. You can do it at home. You can do it in a park, along the riverside, anywhere.

Breathing in, I calm body and mind.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment
I know this is the only moment.

Calming, Smiling,
Present moment, Only moment.


  1. Dear Marcello,

    Thank you very much for the video of Thay on your blog.

    May your initiative be rewarded and may many readers find inspiration there.

    Smiling to you, yacov

  2. Thank you Yacov! I wish more people would comment. I know many are reading and I enjoy their silent presence, as in a walk at sunset. Still, I would love to read their words.