This is a very encouraging teaching because it says that the source of wisdom is whatever is going to happen to us today. The source of wisdom is whatever is happening to us right at this very instant.

-Pema Chodron

When do you learn? We are always learning, but to be conscious of this is the trick to learning in the right direction. This is how we grow most effectively.


There are four kinds of food that we consume every day. They are: edible food (what we put into our mouths to nourish our bodies), sensory food (what we smell, hear, taste, feel and touch), volition (the motivation and intention that fuels us) and consciousness (this includes our individual consciousness, the collective consciousness, and our environment.)

-Thich Nhat Hanh

What did you consume today? This week? This month? Taking control of what we consume, when we can, will lead to a happier and more focused life.

The Self

If we take good care of ourselves, we help everyone.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Do you neglect your own well-being? You are the starting point for how you interact with the world. You cannot be outwardly positive before you feel good about yourself.


Without giving up hope- that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be-we will never relax with where we are and who we are.

– Pema Chodron

Do you feel that the grass is always greener on the other side? You can only become who you envision by being who you are right now.