“Although this work is difficult, the journey of discovering your own heart is a noble path. There may come a time when you realize, ‘What else is there to do?’ As Vietnamese Buddhist monk and tireless peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Every mindful step we make and every mindful breath we take will establish peace in the present moment and prevent war in the future. If we transform our individual consciousness, we begin the process of changing the collective consciousness” (2003). How can you ever bring peace to the world if you don’t begin with yourself?”
From A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Handbook, by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein. New Harbinger Publications, 2010. Pg 27.