I was first introduced to the compassionate wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh in 1993. I was in a Sensory Awareness workshop at Green Gulch Zen Center. I heard about this gentle monk engaged in a movement of peace. He has been my guide over the years in the practice of forgiveness and expansiveness. He was able to forgive what happened in his homeland, Vietnam. He set a gentle example which will not die with his death for as he wrote in his book, No Death, No Fear, : “Birth and death are only notions. They are not real.”
In 2013, speaking at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley, he said:
“Do not try to find the solution with your thinking mind. Nonthinking is the secret of success. And that is why the time when we are not working, that time can be very productive, if we know how to focus on the moment.”
Even when tied in a thousand knots, the string is still but One.