“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love. To know how to love someone, we have to understand them. To understand, we need to listen.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who has ever taken this wholehearted leap of faith knows that love remains a mystery — perhaps the mystery of the human experience.
“Learning to meet this mystery with the full realness of our being — to show up for it with absolute clarity of intention — is the dance of life.
“That’s what legendary Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh explores in How to Love — a slim, simply worded collection of his immeasurably wise insights on the most complex and most rewarding human potentiality.”
Read the full story by Maria Popova….