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It was a nice read and a different perspective but I can't say that it really changed the way that I look at things. I think the purpose was to get you to realize that love isn't this magical thing that is given to you from angels but something that takes work and dedication.
This book is kind of hard to read. There's a lot of simple terminology that's repeated over and over but leaves the meaning up to your own interpretation. The whole book is centered around "mindfulness". Mindful breathing, mindful thinking, mindful speech, mindful living etc. I guess I just didn't get it. Like the opposite would mindlessness? I gave it three stars because it does however give some good direction on looking after your body and taking better care of yourself.
Loved the short and to the point style of the author. I am most attracted to books with actual stories or the sharing of real-life situations where the techniques create transformation. There was a little of this and would have loved more. It's a beautiful idea to live this way. Putting it into practice is just that . . . a practice. I've ordered two more books by Thich and look forward to pursuing more of this journey.
With such a small book you'd expect it to be straight to the point, but with this book it sometimes gets a bit repetitive. Personally, I enjoyed Paulo Coelho's "Eleven Minutes" more when it came to this topic of Love.
I thought this book was basic and somewhat mediocre. I know Hanh has a huge following; I feel like the entire book could be summed up by saying that you have to learn to love and be kind to yourself and let whatever happens, happen. If you think this is his dating book, it's really not.