Jan 22 2015
HOW TO LOVE – HEART LIKE A RIVER
As I said I am starting the year with a mindful program. I am making myself meditate each day even if only for a few minutes. I add 60 seconds a day. Baby steps. And I am reading spiritual things that are just for me and do not apply to work.
I could not go to the gym today due to a turned ankle. I picked up Thich Nhat Hanh’s How To Love with the idea to read one chapter and get my spiritual tank fueled for the day.
Cut to an hour and a half later, I had finished the book. It’s pure compassion. It’s pure open heartedness. It’s pure ~ it all starts with us. It gets down to the very basic be the love you seek.
He has written it in a tone that suggests romantic love, though the he/she’s can be replaced by they/them. It is for everyone. It’s a slight in size, but big on content. After my read through this morning I plan to take one chapter or one section each day and focus on that. I decided I would type the important parts and email them to myself as daily reminders. So when I start drifting off course I have the email there to remind me.
Thich Nhat Hanh is one of my favorite spiritual leaders. If you have not read his work, How To Love is a great place to start.
This was what I emailed myself and several friends yesterday.
Heart Like A River