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1.11.23 – The Art of Communicating


Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh died last January, 1.22.22, yet his impact on the world continues. Below are a couple of quotes from his book The Art of Communicating for your consideration:

“Every human and every animal communicate. We typically think of communication as the words we use when we speak or write, but our body language, our facial expressions, our tone of voice, our physical actions, and even our thoughts are ways of communicating.

Every time we communicate, we either produce more compassion, love, and harmony or we produce more suffering and violence. Our communication is what we put out into the world and what remains after we have left it. In this way, our communication is our karma. The Sanskrit word karma means ‘action,’ and it refers not just to our bodily action but to what we express with our bodies, our words, and our thoughts and intentions.” The Art of Communicating, Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press (c) 2013, p.139

May our thoughts, words and actions contribute more compassion, love and harmony today.


High Coo May 16

Over the years I’ve had supportive neighbors and shitty neighbors. It’s easy to do something good for those who are good to us. It’s much harder to do so for annoying, disagreeable and even offensive neighbors …. but maybe, just maybe, giving them a little positive attention would accomplish more than we’d ever know.

Here’s a haiku for Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day:

Express thanks to all

We’re in this together and

good just feels better.


NOTE: Tomorrow, May 17, is Walnut Day