Your body belongs to the earth

In modern life, people tend to think their bodies belong to them, that they can do anything they want to themselves. But your body belongs to your ancestors, your parents, and future generations. It also belongs to society and to all the other living beings. The trees, the clouds, the soil, and every living thing brought about the presence of your body. We can eat with care, knowing we are caretakers of our bodies, rather than their owners.

-Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

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