I’ve had the great privelege of spending close to 20 days in the presence of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. Within the first few minutes of being in his presence my eyes filled with tears and I just knew I had met my teacher. His teachings are a refuge for me. Below is one of my favorite quotes:

If your cup is small, a little bit of salt will make the water salty. If your heart is small, then a little bit of pain can make you suffer. Your heart must be large.