Meditation Quote 59: “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

I love how quotes often can have different meanings depending on both context and the perspective of the reader. And here is a quote just like that!

Not only can this quote be taken as a secret on how to lead a fulfilling and happy life…

…it can also be read as a recipe for how to succeed with meditation!


  •  You can never go wrong with a smile and positive attitude


  • Focusing on your own breathing is a great focus for your meditation


  • Meditation does seldom deliver immediate results, but the results can be cultivated by making meditation a daily party of your life
  • In the same way that going barefoot forces you to pay more attention to your immediate surroundings, meditating “slowly” forces you to pay more attention to the landscape inside your head

So smile like a lottery winner, breathe like an opera singer, and go slow like the turtle!

Well, perhaps not as extreme as in those examples – but you get the idea 🙂

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh

What did this quote mean to you? Please share with us in a comment below…

"Smile, breathe and go slowly." - Thich Nhat Hanh

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