Breathing In, Breathing Out – Mindfulness Practice For ALL Occasions

I wanted to share the recent news from Plum Village Monastery.  Many of you know that beloved master teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, had a stroke and is being treated in America.  A report posted on the Plum Village website shares his progress, including his first spoken words.  Here is an excerpt that is so heart warming, and it reminds me of Thich Nhat Hanh’s book “The Miracle of Mindfulness”.   His words speak to me like a miracle coming from this wonderful being who has taught so many of us the way of mindfulness, love and peace.  (He is affectionately called Thay by his community)

“Thay has received training from three different speech therapists over the last two months, one of whom was able to help Thay speak his first words since the stroke. It was a legendary day. We are happy to be able to share his very first words:

In, out (several times)
Happy (several times)
Thank you (several times)

and “Vui quá” (meaning, “So happy,” in Vietnamese)

It was like a guided meditation. Everyone was crying and laughing at the same time, including Thay.”

I, too, cried and felt joy at this news, and am reminded that “In, out”, “Happy”, and “Thank you” ARE the Miracles in all occasions.  And grateful that I am able to support people on the mindfulness path as a mindfulness coach and spiritual life coach.

(Read the full report at )