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"Because you are alive, everything is possible." -Thich Nhat Hanh

Go Back to Yourself

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“Whenever you get angry, go back to yourself, and take very good care of your anger…If your house is on fire, the most urgent thing to do is to go back and try to put out the fire, not to run after the person you believe to be the arsonist.  If you run after the person you suspect has burned your house, your house will burn down while you are chasing him or her.  That is not wise.  You must go back and put out the fire.  So when you are angry, if you continue to interact with or argue with the other person, if you try to punish her, you are acting exactly like someone who runs after the arsonist while everything goes up in flames.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh, Anger

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