A popular topic trending in the blogosphere lately is the story of the farmer, monk and the warrior. I had a couple of ideas and was tempted to pitch in, but thought otherwise. Perhaps another post for another time. I would definitely like to see myself as having monk AND warrior traits, though.

I’m listed as a Buddhist on my pink IC, but othewise I’m actually pretty open to the ideas of various religions. Nevertheless, I’ve gravitated (somewhat) to Buddhism as an adult. I am also a fan of the mindfulness movement and is a reader of the works of Thich Nhat Hanh, widely known as a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist. Wikipedia has lots of information on him.

He is one of the few people who has helped me to expand my perspectives on how I see things. I have collected quite a few of my ‘favourite quotes’ from him. Just …