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True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
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Mar 03, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: religion, all-time-favs

I anticipate rereading this book many times in my life. Even just the first, short ("The Four Aspects of Love," 4 pages only) chapter was a revelation to me. Simple yet so much to think about. The way that he builds upon the 4 aspects of love to show how they can be applied to love of others, of yourself, of your body, even of answering the phone, is done so gently and clearly. The book is only 100 pages but enough lessons for a lifetime.

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Reading Progress

March 3, 2015 – Shelved
March 3, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
March 12, 2015 – Started Reading
March 13, 2015 – Shelved as: all-time-favs
March 13, 2015 – Shelved as: religion
March 13, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Sarah As I've seen other reviewers mention it, I will note that I don't fully agree with his take on therapy/mental health treatment, but it's not delved into deeply here, nor is it a focus of the book. I still feel that the overwhelming majority of the book is incredibly useful for anyone, so it wasn't a deal breaker for me. I personally happen to think meditation of all sorts is incredibly valuable, as are therapy, medication, and whatever other forms of self care and treatment people need to be healthy and happy. If you are someone who feels some guilt or shame or conflict about your own engagement with therapy or medication, heads up that he makes a few comments that might be triggering or uncomfortable. However, overall, I still feel strongly that this book is a "must read" for anyone seeking to better understand the process of loving and being loved.

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