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Beginning a new year with Thich Nhat Hanh



New Year!


“America was capable of creating King but not capable of preserving him.”

“Deep listening, listening with compassion, listen with only one person to help a person empty their heart. Don’t try to correct the person then, just listen to assist the person to suffer less. One hour of deep listening can assist transformation of another person.”

“Fear, anger and despair is born of wrong perceptions. Anger is the energy that people use to act but when you are angry, you are not lucid so you make mistakes. Deep listening will teach you a lot about your own perceptions.”

“Daily Mantra: Darling, I’m here for you.”


Above are some comments from Thich Nhat Hanh which are excellent to remind us that one way to preserve the greatness in all of us is to practice deep listening; listening without fear and anger but with compassion so that the person hears by your actions, “darling, I’m here for you.”

A new year – another chance to do it right or keep doing it right.

Love and light,




Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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