Restore the meaning of “Love” // Thich Nhat Hanh

Restore the meaning of “Love” // Thich Nhat Hanh

“”Love” is a beautiful word, and we have to restore its meaning. When we say, “I love hamburgers,” we spoil the word. We have to make the effort to heal words by using them properly and carefully. True love includes a sense of responsibility and accepting the other person as she is, with all her strengths and weaknesses. If you only like the best things in a person, that is not love…..True love is made of four elements: loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. If your love contains these elements, it will be healing and transforming, and it will have the element of holiness in it.”

Thich Nhat Hanh (“How to Love”)

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