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sometimes we still just expe ct things from
our pa rtner? Sometimes, we just NEED
Sometimes, we think and feel things
(selfishly focused on the self ). Also, we get
ac customed to certa in behaviours, we get
attached to things, like for instance, when
your partner brings you coffee or tea in the
morning. If they were to suddenly stop,
wouldn’t you feel “deprived”? Wouldn’t this
lead to suffering?
I believe the answer lies in setting one’s
mind to zero, letting go of e verything.
Reaching a zero point is like starting all
over from nothing, much like re setting your
computer – no attachments, no addiction s,
If your ha rd-drive got completely clea ned,
you could start your c omputer like starting it
for the first time at point zero. Clinging to
nothing. Henc e, discovering boundlessnes s,
freedom and happiness .
“If, in our heart, we still cling to
anything – anger, anxiety, or
possessions – we cannot be free.”
~ Thích Nhãt Ha
When we think about something,
it gets stored in the memory. The mind
become s habituated to patterns of thinking
a nd feeling. A reset is required to clea r the
residual memory and begin a gain from
When we think something, it gets loaded
into the software of the mind, and hardware
of the brain. It will stay there until deleted.
Negative thoughts can be replaced by
positive thoughts with attention, intention,
awa rene ss and meditation. If one intends it,
it will occur effortlessly over time.
Reaching zero point in a relation ship
means starting again from ground zero,
forgetting everything, a nd hence being
a l lowed to be completely present for one
a nother, c oming from love.
“The secret of Buddhism is to remove
all ideas, all concepts, in order for the
truth to have a chance to penetrate, to
~ Thích Nhãt Ha
Then you can forge ahead again, walking
the path of dhamma together, knowing that
you may not always fac e the same direction,
yet remaining compassion ate whatever your
personal mood or leaning.
Mettā is a n uncondition al altruistic love
that c are s for another without atta chment.
It is far removed from the experienc e of love
as sexual desire. Yet, many who follow this
practice will verify that however unselfish
one’s practice, the more one love s others,
the more one touche s Bodhisatt va and feels
complete bliss. If I cause love, then I will
ex perienc e love.
There is a spontaneous and natural
fountain ca lled love. It springs from within,
yet arguably it comes from Union with the
Divine. Whate ver, its source, it is boundless,
equanimous. L ove wishe s that all experienc e
love ; c ompassion wishe s that a ll experienc e
compassion. Love and compassion wish that
all beings cease suffering and find joy.
There are ma ny levels and personalities
within the field of love. L ove is something
that ca nnot be defined or reduc ed in
the definition itself. Definitions are in
themselves limitations, the type of narrowed
‘thought compartments’ that go against the
flow of love. When we focus on left-brain
hypotheses, we can easily get stuck in the
cerebellum and never move b eyond it! This
is not the way of love.
Love is being and doing without effort,
something that is b eyond quantification,
requiring experimentation, exploration
a nd exp erience.
In rel ationship terms, a true Buddhist
must ref use to cling to another person,
detached enough to know that a ll of life
is ephemeral. A perfect relation ship works
when love is friendship without neediness ,
ser vice without obligation, giving without
the expectation to receive.
Is it possible to ever re ach perfection ?
Only if we reach enlightenment, a nd the
Buddha didn’t reach enlightenment within
a relationship, so perfection does not exist.
Rather focus on being real, focus on love
a nd contentment that is authentic ; focus
on contentment; focus on giving; focus
on re solving your own shadow, your own
neediness, a nd not bla ming your partner for
your feelings , for your unmet needs. L et the
authenticity of who you are shine through
and allow you to be who you are with your
Take responsibility for everything you
have in your relation ship a nd that will be
The whole purpose of a rel ationship is
Divine – to set ourselves free – and in doing
so to set our partner free.
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