There is nothing to do, nothing to realize, no program, no agenda. … Does the rose have to do something? No, the purpose of the rose is to be a rose.
Your purpose is to be yourself. You don’t have to run anywhere to become someone else. You are wonderful just as you are. This teaching of the Buddha allows us to enjoy ourselves, the blue sky,
and everything that is refreshing and healing in the present moment. …
Enlightenment is already in us. We don’t have to search anywhere. We don’t need a purpose in order to obtain some high position. We do not lack anything. … We are at peace in the present moment, just seeing the sunlight streaming through our window
or hearing the sound of the rain.
We don’t have to run after anything. We can enjoy every moment. People talk about entering nirvana, but we are already there. (We just don’t know it. AmyRose’s WORDS.)
–Thich Nhat Hanh–
Source: “The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh”
Shambhala Pocket Classic
(Sunrise photograph actually taken through second floor window.)