Regular readers will know how influential the work of Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author, lecturer and peace advocate, Thich Nhat Hanh, has been on my own thinking, especially for the Go Creative! books. Now the 88-year-old “Thay” (as his followers call him, pronounced “Tie”) is very ill, having experienced a severe brain haemorrhage two weeks ago. Thay’s key teaching is that understanding and developing what he calls mindfulness, what a creative might call “creative presence”, the embrace of the present moment, is the only way to create true peace and happiness — both in oneself, and in the world. As he endures…Continue reading
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