Our partner is a flower. If we take care of her well, she will grow beautifully. If we take care of her poorly, she will wither. To help a flower grow well, we must understand her nature. How much water does she need? How much sunshine? We look deeply into ourselves to see our true nature, and we look into the other person to see her nature.

Thich Nhat Hanh in Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living by Thich Nhat Hanh


To Practice This Thought:
Give someone you love a gift, a word of encouragement, or an embrace.


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