thich nhat hanh

More words of wisdom from the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh: "We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize."

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The VIP at your next gig should be you.

You're holding a pint of Ben & Jerry's. You only want a bite and don't want to dirty a bowl, so you dig your spoon straight in. That first taste is fabulous. The second isn't as great because your taste buds are starting to freeze, so the flavor doesn't register as well. Stop there: That's as good as the ice-cream experience gets.

I don't stop there. I get three bites in and then lose consciousness, coming to when I'm scraping that sad thin ring circling the bottom of the nearly empty cylinder. I have a painful brain freeze and some mild self-loathing. That's the perfect metaphor for my life. I've gobbled most of it down without tasting it.

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