On being a whole person

“Does the rose have to do something? No, the purpose of a rose is to be a rose. Your purpose is to be yourself. You don’t have to run anywhere to become someone else. You are wonderful just as you are.” (Hanh, 1998, p. 152)
 
Hanh, Thich Nhat. (1998) The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching:  TRANSFORMING SUFFERING INTO PEACE, JOY, & LIBERATION: THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS, THE NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH, AND OTHER BASIC BUDDHIST TEACHINGS.  BROADWAY  Books/Parallax Press. .  New York

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