Cultural Quote #120: Suffering

If you listen too much to the suffering, the anger of other people, you will be affected.You will be in touch only with suffering, and you won’t have the opportunity to be in touch with other, positive elements. This will destroy your balance. Therefore, in your daily life, you have to practice so that you can be in touch with elements that do not constantly express suffering: the sky, the birds, the trees, the flowers, children – whatever is refreshing, healing, and nourishing in us and around us.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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