Television set of one million channels

While sitting you sit and you are. You are what?

You are the breathing. Not only the one who breathes — you are the breathing and the smiling. It is like a television set of one million channels. When you turn the breathing on, you are the breathing. When you turn the irritation on, you are the irritation. You are one with it.

Irritation and breathing are not things outside of you. You contemplate them in them, because you are one with them.


I know that anger is me, and I am anger. Non-duality, not two. I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence. Because anger is me, I have to tend my anger as I would tend a younger brother or sister, with love, with care,

because I myself am anger,

I am in it,

I am it.

-Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

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