A little book filled with deep meanings. Written by Thich Nhat Hanh, who was one of the best-known Zen teachers in the world. The moment I write this blog I have mixed feelings. I recently read this book and was planning to write about it. But a few days ago this great person just passed away. This Vietnamese monk is one of my inspirations in life. I am grateful for the wisdom, inspiration and life lessons he taught me and many others. He has done a lot for the world. His teachings can still help to make this world a better place. So we will continue with what he has started. Even though he will be missed by many.
This book is about love. About how to love. In this small book Thich Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion and humor to the essential question of how to love. It also includes some meditations that you can do alone or with your partner to expand your own capacity to love. Hereby I would like to share an element of the book:
Reverence is the nature of our love
There’s a tradition in Asia of treating your partner with the respect you would accord a guest. This is true even if you have been with your loved one for a long time. The other person always deserves your full respect. Reverence is the nature of our love.
I enjoyed reading this book. It is a small book, but the texts are meaningful. I would advise you to read one text per day. So you can really experience the meaning of the text and learn from it. Take a moment to let the words do his work so it changes you from inside. Enjoy reading the book! Please share your thoughts and feelings about it. I am curious.
“Every person is a world to explore.”Thich Nhat Hanh
– Book How to love by Thich Nhat Hanh