Father of Mindfulness… Thich Nhat Hanh Passes

by | Jan 30, 2022



“Thich Nhat Hanh, was exiled from Vietnam in the 1960s after opposing the war.

During the height of the Vietnam War, he met with Martin Luther King, persuading the civil rights leader to speak out against the conflict.

King later nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for a Nobel Peace Prize, describing him as “an apostle of peace and non violence”.

After hearing of the monk’s death, King’s daughter Bernice shared an image of the pair together.”

Mindfulness Meditation Practices




My own work in progress, including learning and practicing mindfulness, is breathing more. I suffer from major depression, anxiety and PTSD.

All of this represents a huge dumpster of trash, so much trash that it causes severe panic attacks. You know, if you never empty the trash or become a “hoarder,” that in itself will keep you isolated in fear and trepidation from friends and loved ones.

Besides, this sort of behavior doesn’t enhance a healthy quality of life in your home. And, it stinks like stuff not worth mentioning here. Been there done that?

Once learning how to breathe, many other cool and spiritual things start to happen. I’ve found that enjoy and sometimes feeling stoned without any chemicals, I can be mindful of the the ocean and all of it’s stunning and amazing beauty on the Oregon coast, where my family lives.

We have a little Cove, “Little Whale Cove” it’s named. Native Americans lived here once. I go down there often, and take my camera. Go now to my YouTube channel and get stoned.



Also, go to this link on this website, scroll down, subscribe first, then click. Please subscribe to the CFLAT blog too. I write each day, almost, about mindfulness, trauma informed topics and stories about our life on the coast.

My CFLAT blog is so healing and informative for me. I learn a lot too. Maybe it will help you as much as it has helped me over the years.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others. That’s the best mindfulness practice of all!

Steve & Judy Sparks
Children and Families in Life After Trauma (CFLAT)

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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