how to love


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This is a truly good book with words of timeless wisdom to offer when it comes to Love.

I will post some of Thich Nhat Hanh’s words here, in a few parts perhaps so that it’s not too overwhelming initially. Maybe his words will resonate with you too as they did, me. Maybe you’ll find something that helps, that makes sense to you, that feels right in your soul and that you would feel moved to slowly bring into your own life and heart ♥.

I find Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings really meaningful just like Pema Chodron’s – they both offer a sense of meaning to our human suffering.

If you pour a handful of salt into a cup of water, the water becomes undrinkable. But if you pour the salt into a river, people can continue to draw the water to cook, wash, and drink. The river is immense, and it has the capacity to receive, embrace, and transform. When our hearts are small, our understanding and compassion are limited, and we suffer. We can’t accept or tolerate others and their shortcomings, and we demand that they change. But when our hearts expand, these same things don’t make us suffer anymore. We have a lot of understanding and compassion and can embrace others. We accept others as they are, and then they have a chance to transform.

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justme

I'm a woman living in London and this blog captures what lands within my sight and connects with my psyche. I expect it to evolve naturally. It is a place I shall visit from time to time and where things that I am touched by deeply will find a soft place to land. As a psychotherapist and a continuing student, most of the articles you shall find here will somehow, in some way, be related to therapy and well-being. I love comments, so feel free to add yours, whenever and however. I wish you well.

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