Thich Nhat Hanh: Walking and your cosmic body

“We have a physical body, which is a wonder. But this physical body will one day disintegrate. That is the truth we have to accept.

On the surface, there is birth and death, being and nonbeing. But if you go more deeply, you recognize that you also have a cosmic body that exists outside of birth and death, being and nonbeing.

A wave on the ocean doesn’t last very long. A wave’s physical body lasts five, ten, or twenty seconds. But the wave has her ocean body, because she comes from the ocean and she will go back to the ocean.

If you walk mindfully, if your concentration and insight are powerful, with every step you can touch your cosmic body and you will lose all your fear and uncertainty.”

How to Walk (Mindfulness Essentials)” by Thich Nhat Hanh

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