Saturday, May 22, 2010

Presence


The most precious gift we can offer others
is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love,
they bloom like flowers.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

13 comments:

Sweetpea said...

A lovely post...thank you for sharing that thought.

Delwyn said...

Hi Kathleen

I love that quote...it reminds me of an old counselling maxim I found in Irvin Yalom's work, "its the relationship that heals"

happy days

Derrick said...

Beautiful pic and words, Kathleen!

Rudee said...

How true, how true.

steven said...

hi kathleen - it's funny that isn't it - that being fully present makes relationships so much better. steven

ellen abbott said...

lovely and what a beautiful picture.

becky said...

So true. I love Thich Nhat Hanh... so wise.

distracted by shiny objects said...

True that, and so hard!!!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Perfectly wonderful!!

Julie B. said...

Great quote and an amazing photo!

Barb said...

Both the words and the photo are food for thought.

Hilary said...

That's a beauty of a shot.. so delicate. And congrats on your previous post.. that tree face is wonderful.

Janie said...

A wise quotation. Our presence and willingness to listen can mean so much to another.

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