Four mantras for relationship – as shared by Thich Nhat Hanh in an interview with Oprah Winfrey here.
„Darling, I am here for you.“
When you love someone, the best thing you can offer him or her is your presence.
How can you love, when you are not there?
„Darling, I know you are there. And I am so happy because I know you are truly there.“
You recognize the presence of your beloved one.
Embrace your beloved with mindfulness and she will bloom like a flower
To be loved means to be recognized as existing.
And these two mantras can bring happiness right away.
„Darling, I know you suffer … that is why I am here for you.“
Before helping, your presence can bring some relief.
A bit more difficult …
When you suffer … and when you believe your suffering has been caused by your beloved one … and so you suffer so deeply and you prefer to go to your room and close your door and suffer alone … and you get hurt and you want to punish him or her for having made you suffer.
The mantra is to overcome that:
„Darling, I suffer. I try my best to practice. Please help me.“
You go to him.
You go to her.
You practice that.