To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.
Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
Then recently I watched him on video for the first time. He exudes peace. I feel serene watching him and listening to him. Go the the Plum Village website to watch videos or listen to his teachings. I love this one on peace: http://plumvillage.org/video/peace-is-the-way/