This page is built upon my recent studies and practices. The content and inspiration from the 1-minute videos linked below come from multiple sources: the books “How to Fight” and “How to Love” by Thich Nhat Hanh, “Total Meditation” by Deepak Chopra, “Think Like a Monk” by Jay Shetty, Tamara Levitt via the Calm app, Brene Brown’s work, and some of my own musings.
LET ME BE CLEAR…The truth is that the topics below are really reminders for me. They are part of my journey. I am sharing them in the off chance that they may also be helpful for you on your own unique journey. I do not profess mastery of any of the topics!
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Perhaps instead of lamenting a lack of time, we can replace that lament with a few positive actions that may make our lives, and our use of time, much more beneficial.
FROM “THINK LIKE A MONK”
COMPONENTS OF TRUE LOVE from “HOW TO LOVE”
Below are the four components of TRUE LOVE as discussed in “How to Love.” The 5th is a factor that is woven throughout the other four.
We can only share with others what we first have within ourselves.
When we are compassionate, we love through non-judgment, and give to another a gift they may not get from anyone else.
When we know how to generate JOY, it nourishes us and nourishes others as well.
In a deep relationship with equanimity, there is no longer a boundary between you and the other person. You are her and she is you.
True love cannot be without trust and respect for oneself and for the other person.
OTHER THOUGHTS FROM “HOW TO LOVE”
FROM “HOW TO FIGHT”
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