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Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

The Miracle of Mindfulness:
An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Mindfulness-Introduction-Practice-Meditation/dp/0807012394

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