A Quote for Compassion and Understanding


When you plant lettuce…

I was going through my quote document today and I found this quote and it seemed so poignant with everything going on in the world. Share your light fellow yogis and yoginis.

Here is the quote for those of you who aren’t able to see the image.

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.

Thich Nhat Hanh

I placed this quote over an image from Itha108’s site showcasing organic produce from Ithaca and Kefalonia. Itha108 is our host this year for our Pure Bliss Greek Island Yoga Retreat on Ithaca. Check it out.