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How To Love is a short treatise by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who has published many books and writings through the years, and has been very influential particularly in the fields of Philosophy and Religion.

The book is comprised of 83 brief meditations, followed by two more practical sections on how to move forward. The meditations would make great WordPress blog posts, particularly if followed by a brief commentary section!

The underpinning of course for these meditations is Zen Buddhism, but I can truthfully say that you don’t have to practice Zen Buddhism to receive a great deal of benefit from this book.



Love is a living, breathing thing. There is no need to force it to grow in a particular direction. If we start by being easy and gently with ourselves, we will find it is just there inside us, solid and healing.

*** One of the meditations from How To Love, quoted here as part of the WP review.