What does being beautiful mean to you?

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power, lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh~

 
 

Where does silence come from?

 

 
 
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-Silence is something that comes from your heart, not from outside. Silence doesn’t mean not talking and not doing things; it means that you are not disturbed inside. If you’re truly silent, then no matter what situation you find yourself in, you can enjoy the Silence.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~