Four Mantras

Four mantras for relationship – as shared by Thich Nhat Hanh in an interview with Oprah Winfrey here.

Mantra 1

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?

Mantra 2

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.

Mantra 3

Darling, I know you suffer … that is why I am here for you.“

Before helping, your presence can bring some relief.

Mantra 4

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.