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Daily Meditation: Like Calm Water

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a short passage from Thich Nhat Hanh's book, How To Relax. Each of us has a well of calmness within us, the Buddhist teacher writes. The task is learning how to tap into it.

Calm Water by Thich Nhat Hanh

Each of us is like the waves and also like the water. Sometimes we're excited, noisy, and agitated like the waves. Sometimes we're tranquil like still water. When water is calm, it reflects the blue sky, the clouds, and the trees. Sometimes, whether we're at home, work, or school, we become tired, agitated, or unhappy and we need to transform into calm water. We already have calmness within us; we just need to know how to make it manifest.

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