Thich Nhat Hanh is a beautiful human being. Reading this in his book The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, really blew me away:
Even while you have pain in your heart, you can enjoy the many wonders of life—the beautiful sunset, the smile of a child, the many flowers and trees. To suffer is not enough. Please don’t be imprisoned by your suffering.
This one line: “Please don’t be imprisoned by your suffering,” just floors me. I don’t know what it is. Perhaps it’s Hanh’s use of the word please. I can feel its sincerity.